ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, November18, 2014
The regular monthly ASNC#25 meeting was held November 18, 7:00 PM, at the Centerpoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
PROGRAM: Chairman Barbara Quattro, called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll Call of Council members was done by sign-in sheet. A quorum was not met (see attached).
GUESTS: Catherine Le (Congressman Al Green’s office; Councilmember Richard Nguyen (District F); and several representatives from local HOA’s.
HOSPITALITY:–Hospitality was provided by ASNC for this meeting. Hospitality providers are encouraged to volunteer.
No motions were passed due to lack of quorum
COMMITTEE & STANDING REPORTS
CHAIRS REPORT:- Barbara Quattro introduced Victor Cordova, Chief Forester City of Houston.
TREASURER’S REPORT –
ELECTIONS/NOMINATING COMMITTEE No input.
PROJECTS/SNAP COMMITTEE No input.
Councilman Richard Nguyen:- Mr. Nguyen announced a Public Safety meeting on November 20th at Hastings Ninth Grade Center at 6:30.
Victor Cordova, Chief Forester, City of Houston: Mr. Cordova gave a very informative power point slide presentation on the history of Houston’s Parks and Recreation Department’s accomplishments and efforts to green up Houston . Highlights included the planting of 5000 trees on the Will Clayton Parkway, and plans to plant 4000 more. Adding trees helps reduce mowing on right of ways. Due to a large dollar penalty for the crime of cutting down mature trees, the city has collected $1MM in fines which it intends to convert into additional tree planting. Alief will benefit from this cache since the ASNC submitted SNAP requests in 2010 and 2011 requesting trees on Alief esplanades. Victor assured Barbara that there would be tree plantings on Cook and Kirkwood at a minimum by the city.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS- The following speakers are scheduled:
December No Meeting
January Community Association Institute (CAI)
Public Session and Announcements.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM. Attendees were encouraged to talk to speakers and guests after the meeting
Minutes approved ____________
Compiled, Written and Submitted by
V. M. Sugar, Secretary