ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Chairman Dan Hrna called the meeting to order at 7:15 P.M. Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)
Hospitality: Donated by Ford Doctors, Ray Moon; Organized and Delivered by Ray Moon. Desserts were donated by
Greg Gonzales, and Bob Moore. Thanks were expressed for their support of the ASNC and the Alief community.
1. Ray Moon: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Dave Williams. Council voted. Motion Passed.
2. Michael Manning: a Resolution stating the ASNC opposes the building of houses on the Doty Landfill Dump
Site, A.K.A., Sugar Hill Golf Course. Seconded: Dave Williams. Council voted. Motion Passed unanimously.
REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT HOCHBERG, TX STATE DISTRICT 137 – District 137 is directly east of the ASN,
starting at the Beltway 8 and continuing to Loop 610. Representative Hochberg discussed many of the problems that have
plagued our state legislature, preventing the passage of school finance reform. More than half of the state budget is spent
on school. Most districts benefit from the “Robin Hood” plan, including Alief. The rich districts that pay money still have
more to spend per student than the ones that receive the additional benefits. TX schools enroll 80,000 new students
annually, a 2% growth. Sales and property taxes are the primary source of income for TX. If property taxes are cut, and
sales taxes increased, home owners would not see any savings, and it would cost them more money. We have become a
society that does not spend as much on goods as on services, which are currently not taxed. Other possible sources for
state money are large businesses which avoid paying taxes if they are registered as partnerships, rather than corporations
(SBC and DELL are two examples).
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN – is very proud of Houston, Mayor Bill White, County Judge Robert Eckels,
and District F. All worked amazingly well during and since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to keep the city safe and to help
those who evacuated. The Job Fair, which was held at HCC on Saturday, September 24, was well attended, and he
appreciates the help Marie Lee and other ASN members gave to the effort.
COMMITTEE & STANDING REPORTS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS – Paul Fikac reported that three families took shelter at Notre Dame. He explained
how help and money are sent by the government when a disaster strikes.
1. TREE PLANTING – Barbara Quattro reported that the first fall planting will be Saturday, October 8 beginning at
8 A.M. Meet at Bellaire and Boone across from Hong Kong Mall. 200 trees will be planted along Bellaire
between Wilcrest and Baneway. Wal-Mart will sponsor it with water and snacks.
2. BANDIT SIGNS – Ray Moon requests that Garage Sale signs be removed after the event.
GRAFFITI ABATEMENT – Barbara Verner, from AISD, SAFE & DRUG FREE SCHOOLS Program, said a
clean up day will be organized soon.
PARKS COMMITTEE – Michael Manning reported a new program; ‘Adopt-a-County-Waterway’, has been started to
keep our bayous clean.
Paul Fikac reported that several wild Chinese Tallow Trees will be removed from Boone Road Park, because
they interfere with the growth of many other trees.
YMCA: ‘FACES OF ALIEF’ MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL – Elsie Smith reported that food vendors are still needed
for the even on November 12. Rosemary McGreer at the YMCA can answer all questions, call 281498-9100.
ALIEF CEMETERY – Alief Community Association is working with the Alief Cemetery Committee to keep it mowed
and looking nice. It is quite expensive though, about $200 per mow, twice a month, during the summer.
PROPOSED BOONE ROAD COUNTY HOSPITAL CLINIC – Marie Lee reported that the Hospital District Board
would vote on the clinic on Thursday, September 29.
SNAP COMMITTEE – needs to be formed to work on this year’s SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD ACTION PLAN
(SNAP). It will be presented to the ASN at the November meeting and then to the city for the upcoming CIP.
Volunteers were requested. Those volunteering to serve on the committee were: Barbara Quattro (chair), Marie
Lee, Anne Williams, Henry Williams, Michael Manning, Karen Loper and Elsie Smith. Citizens are welcome
UPCOMING SPEAKERS – OCT: Candidates Night (for the upcoming Houston City election on Nov. 8) NOV: the
SNAP will be presented.
Since it was after 9:30, there was no further time to conduct business; therefore it was tabled until the next
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, October 25, 2005, at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary