ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Chairman Dan Hrna called the meeting to order at 7:07 P.M.
Dinner was donated by Alan Rees; desserts by Kroger at Kirkwood & Bissonnet. Ray Moon, Alan Rees, Greg Gonzales,
and Bobby Moore delivered the food to the meeting. Thanks were expressed for their support of the ASNC and the Alief
community. Unless a business donates the food, it is quite expensive for one person, therefore, it was requested that
everyone bring food to the Nov. 30 meeting. A pot-luck supper will be held, before the meeting, starting at 6:30
Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)
1. Ray Moon: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Dave Williams. Council voted. Motion Passed.
2. Henry Williams: to change the bylaws for Seat # 10. to read: Community Development Corporations –
Recognized and reputable area Chamber of Commerce or similar organization: one (1) vote. Seconded:
Marie Lee. Council voted. Motion Passed.
ANNISE PARKER, CITY OF HOUSTON CONTROLER, -spoke about Proposition 3, which would allow the controller
to conduct audits. If passed, she and Mayor White hope that it will save the city money and materials. Currently the
controller has only 11 staff members to conduct audits, and most are announced ahead of time. Hopefully a department
will correct any problems they have before they are audited. Most problems are simply sloppy work, not criminal
activity. She also answered questions about Propositions 1 and 2.
JUDGE AL GREEN, -Candidate for US Congress, district 9, presented a check to Mike Rippert to help with our Fall Tree
Plantings. If elected he will have a representative at our meetings. He is very concerned with 3 main issues: Economy
(jobs, insurance, pensions), Traffic (Federal dollars to improve transportation) and Flood Control. He would also like to
see more Federally Funded Health Care Clinics in our area.
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN urged everyone to vote. He spoke about the differences between
Proposition 1 & 2. Monday there was a Town Hall meeting on protesting liquor licenses and violations. There is Zero
tolerance for Heavy Trash Violations, please report them. The heavy trash may not be set out before the Friday prior to
pick-up day. A management district, known as the International Business District is in the planning stages. It should go
before the state legislature this session. Alief would be a part of it. Contact M.J. Khan’s office if you are interested in
working on the plans.
BYLAWS COMMITTEE – Henry Williams reported the committee recommended changing Section 3 to allow any
Chamber of Commerce, not just the West Houston Chamber. The Current wording is: Council Voting Members
Shall include: Seat #10. Community Development Corporations – Houston West Chamber of Commerce: one
Proposed new wording: Seat # 10. Community Development Corporations – Recognized and reputable area
Chamber of Commerce or similar organization: one (1) vote.
PARKS COMMITTEE – Michael Manning reported the first of the Fall Tree Plantings will be Oct 30 from 8 A.M. –
Noon in Harwin Park for 275 trees. Mike Rippert reported that this Wed. evening, Oct. 27, a tree planting class will be
conducted at the CenterPoint Energy Building. Other planting dates: Nov. 4, Bissonnet Esplanades, 300 trees (meet @
former HEB at corner of Dairy Ashford); Dec 4 @ Alief Community Park, 300 trees; Dec. 11 @ Boone Road Park, 100
trees for an Eagle Scout Project. All will be from 8 A.M. – noon. Marie Lee reported that Home Depot wants to partner
with us and will let us use their trucks to tow the water trailer, which was donated by Halliburton.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS – Paul Fikac reported on and shared the Mayor’s booklet on Disaster
Preparedness. They are available in English or Spanish.
CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – Donald Perkins will work with the SNAP committee at the upcoming meetings.
SNAP COMMITTEE – Michael Manning asked for volunteers to help with the SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD
ACTION PLAN, which will be submitted to the city council. The meetings will be at 6:30 at the Alief YMCA
on Thursdays: 11/11, 11/18 and 12/2. Alan Rees, Elsie Smith, and Marie Lee volunteered to join the committee.
MARKETING ALIEF BREAKFAST – Marie Lee reported that ACA and ASNC are working together to
sponsor it. Wednesday, November 17, from 7:30-9:00 A.M. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 11611 Beechnut.
HCC will provide the food; Bill Calderon, Executive Director of Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority
will be the speaker. Many have been working: 3,000 invitations have been printed, Hubert Vo’s office has
compiled the list; and Senator Rodney Ellis’ office is mailing them. Karen North commended Marie Lee and
the committee, and urged all of us to support them with time, materials, or finances.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS – NOV.: Usually we discuss the SNAP; however this year that plan has changed, so we do
need a speaker. Donald Perkins offered to see if HPD Capt Lumpkin is available.
ALIEF LIBRARY – Librarian, Rebecca Hubert, reported Nov 6 there will be an Immunization Van from 10-2; Nov is
Women’s Health Issues month.
HARRY PATEL, BRAEWOOD GLEN HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION – stated the council seems to be a very good
group. The council board members should be going out to the community and telling civic groups about the ASNC.
Marie Lee told him that is being done. He was invited to help.
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fifth Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd., preceded by the pot-luck supper at 6:30.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary