ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, October 26th 2010
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 26th, 7:00 P.M at the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
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 until later in the meeting. (See attached.).
Hospitality: Hospitality was provided by Erica Graham, attorney and candidate for Judge. A thank you certificate was presented for her support of the ASNC.
GUESTS: Veronica Hernandez (City of Houston Mayor’s office); Catherine Le, Shen Gao (City of Houston); Vince Ryan (Harris County Atty.); Erica Graham (candidate for Judge, Civil Court, Position 1); Raquel Hernandez (Mexican Institute of Greater Houston); Robert Glazer (Prop. 1 opponent); Ann Williams (AISD Board)
1. Anne Williams motioned to approve the September 2010 minutes. Mike Kreinsen seconded. Council voted, motion passed.
2. L’Tisha Michaels motioned to adjourn the meeting. Mike Kreinsen seconded. Council voted, motion passed..
COMMITTEE & STANDING REPORTS –
CHAIRS REPORT –Barbara Quattro reminded everyone to vote. This year’s ballot is very long (According to Vince Ryan, it is the longest is US history.). She suggested early voting because of the problems resulting from the fire at the County warehouse that destroyed voting machines. She also reminded people that the Harwin Park trail is to be revamped. She said that the IMD has a 10-year plan to plant trees but encouraged the Board to add tree planting to the SNAP initiative. Barbara noted that the 2010 SNAP requests for tree plantings generally have a two year waiting period and that street overlays have a ten-year waiting period, but we need to persevere with our requests. All our CIP requests for 2010 were denied due to lack of funds
TREASURER’S REPORT –Monique Pham, Treasurer, was absent. In her stead, Barbara reported the current balance was $3262.47.
ELECTIONS/NOMINATING COMMITTEE. Several Board members are up for reelection this January. They were reminded to get their paperwork filled out and turned in to the secretary. Dr. Stoerner, AISD Superintendent, is retiring November 19th after a 22-year tenure. Current Secretary, Anne Williams, read her resignation letter to the Board effective December 2010. She has retired and moved out of Alief. The Board is still waiting for the paperwork to seat AISD student Jay Meza. Razi Asaduddin has also resigned.
SECURITY/ INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICT:.See tree planting under Chair’s Report above.
ALIEF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION –. Mike Kreinsen said a meeting is planned at the International Building on Thursday evening, October 28th. Discussion will center of the toy drive and 2011 parade.
PROJECTS/SNAP COMMITTEE-..Handouts were distributed and explained to start the SNAP effort for 2011. Current committee members include Dorothea Pindell, Frank Garcia, Anthony Le and Monique Pham.
TREE PLANTING – See Chair’s report, above.
GUEST SPEAKERS: –
Harris CountyAttorney, Vince Ryan –Mr. Ryan is a civil lawyer who was elected for a four-year term in 2008 and represents over 4 million residents. He has been involved in City and County government for many years working on both city council and under four mayors. Mr. Ryan discussed various elements of the role of the attorney’s office including involvement in the election process. The Special Prosecution unit, and HOA DCCR’s. Mr. Ryan expressed a great deal of admiration for his mentor, Mike Driscoll. He noted that Steve Raddack is a proponent of parks and infrastructure. Mr. Ryan handed out flyers and answered questions from the floor. Mr. Ryan can be reached at 713-755-4000 or email at www.co.harris.tx.us
Robert Glazer, Taxpayers for Financial Accountability. Mr. Glazer is a private citizen who is against Prop. 1, an incentive to create a dedicated flood control/infrastructure effort. He is against the proposition because he said there is a lack of detail and costs plus a lack of controls for taxpayers. He cited the fact that no one is exempt (which includes non profits, churches and school properties). He suggested the proposition was reached prematurely. In addition, he said no one seems to know what areas of town will receive the services first.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS – The November meeting will have a Representative from The Department Homeland Security and collection of SNAP requests (forms).
Public Session and Announcements.
The next quarterly small business breakfast meeting will be November 15th at 7:30 am at the International Trade Center Building, 11110 Bellaire
The SAVE Alief annual Health Fair was held Saturday, August 7th at 9:00 AM at the Hastings Ninth Grade Center. Attendance has yet to be announced.
Veronica Hernandez announced a Veterans Day parade and Job Fair on Thursday, November 11th from 11 am -2pm at City Hall.
Resident input for selection of a new AISD Superintendent will take place Thursday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. at Outley Elementary, 12355 Richmond Ave and Kennedy Elementary, 10200 Huntington Place Dr (This is the third and final meeting.)
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, November 23rd, at the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.
Minutes approved on: January 26, 2011
Compiled & Written by V. M. Sugar
Respectfully Edited and Submitted by Secretary, Anne Williams