ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Chairman Dan Hrna called the meeting to order at 7:10 P.M.
Dinner was donated by Hassam F. Yousef of Realty Associates; desserts by Kroger at Kirkwood & Bissonnet. Ray Moon
and Bobby Moore delivered the food to the meeting. Thanks were expressed for their support of the ASNC and the Alief
Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)
1. Ray Moon: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Karen North. Council voted. Motion Passed.
DAN PARSONS, from the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU, – Consumer and Business Fraud, How to Protect Yourself.
Most companies do want to do the right thing and will work with you to iron out a complaint, however, there are always a
few who are out to cheat the public, and you need to beware, consult with the BBB before signing a contract or before
making a charitable donation.
DR. AIJAZ KHOWAJA, from the IBN SINA COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION, – presented
information regarding their low cost medical care. There are currently two clinics, one in Clear Lake, and one in Alief, at
11246 South Wilcrest (just north of W. Belfort, 832-328-1680). Patients may walk in from 1-9 P.M. and pay $25 to see
the doctor and get medicine. Sliding scale costs are available if needed. Many local doctors donate their time. Some are
also paid. Specialists are there on Saturdays on a rotating schedule.www.ibnsinafoundation.org
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN. —
CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – Donald Perkins distributed STOP TRASHING HOUSTON materials. The CIP
approved Cook Road improvements.
TAX EXEMPT STATUS – Dan Hrna reported IRS contacted him with some questions. We must correct one section and
resubmit the application
1. CLEAN-UPS – Karen North encourages people to plan them. Keep Houston Beautiful will provide
Dumpsters and trash bags. The ASN and ACA is getting an award tomorrow, Wed, June 29 from KEEP
TEXAS BEAUTIFUL for SECOND PLACE IN TEXAS for our area beautification and tree planting
2. TREE PLANTING – Barbara Quattro reported that volunteers are needed. Five plantings are scheduled
for the fall. Currently, HELP IS DESPERATELY NEEDED TO WATER the trees that were planted
this past year. We have two water trailers and it takes them 1 hour and 40 minutes to water 540 trees.
Call her at 281-933-2280 if you can help with either project.
3. BANDIT SIGNS – Ray Moon reported a decrease in the number of signs being posted. It is difficult to
contact the culprits; many use cell phones and do not have a physical location. Please remove
GARAGE SALE signs after the event.
Please contact Ray (281-933-6603) if you are interested in sponsoring food for a meeting, and please
support those businesses who do sponsor us.
GRAFFITI ABATEMENT – Mike Rippert advised that to report graffiti, first call the non-emergency number
713-884-3131, get the case number, and then call him (713-504-2852) with that case number.
PARKS COMMITTEE – Michael Manning reported that Alief Community Park is still being renovated. It is open until 6
PM for the YMCA day care camp that is being held there this summer.
LIBRARY – Librarian, Rebecca Hubert, reported that starting July 13, the library will be opened again on Sundays from
1– 5 P.M. She distributed flyers about the continuation of story times and summer reading activities, which are being held
YMCA MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL – Elsie Smith reported that the festival, “The Faces of Alief”, will be held in
November. Volunteers are welcome to attend the July 20 planning meeting (at 7 PM) at the Y on Sugarland-Howell
MARKETING ALIEF – Marie Lee reported the next breakfast is Tuesday, August 9, from 7:30-9:30 A.M. at the K of C
Hall at 11611 Beechnut. There will be a $25 charge per participant table. Tradition Bank is sponsoring this breakfast and
the speaker will be from METRO. Volunteers are welcome to attend the next planning meeting on Wed. July 13, at 6:00
P.M. at the K of C Hall.
S.A.V.E. ALIEF HEALTH FAIR – Henry & Anne Williams reported it will be from 9 AM- 2 PM on Saturday, July 30 at
7720 Boone Rd., inside the Notre Dame Church complex. All ages can benefit from the free health screenings that are
available. Child immunizations, mammograms, and prostate tests are Free. Call 281-498-5018 if you have questions.
IBN SINA and other medical groups will be there. Many volunteers are needed to help set up Friday 7/29 at 1:00 and to
move furniture afterwards at 2 PM on Saturday, as well as to help during the event itself. Certificates for Service Hours
are available. Please call Marie Lee if you can help 281-568-5992.
CRIME PREVENTION SEMINAR – Ernest McGowen reported that our District F council member M.J. Khan has
arranged for one on Monday, September 19, at 6:00 P.M. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 7720 Boone Road. Everyone
Alief Community Association (ACA) President Marie Lee – invited people to attend the next ACA meeting, Tuesday,
July 19, at 7:00 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 11611 Beechnut. Years ago ACA was started to replace the
Alief Chamber of Commerce. They are now working to bolster area businesses and raise money to continue the
tree planting projects.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 P.M.
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary