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March 25, 2020

EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, GRIMES COUNTY, TEXAS

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – Amended Agenda

Notice is hereby given that an Emergency Meeting of the Town of Anderson, Grimes County, Texas, will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. via teleconference.  The teleconference number is 1-605-313-5989, access code 375347.

  1. Call to order and establish quorum.
  2. Consider and take action to approve Ordinance #136-20, Postponing General Election until 11/3/20.
  3. Consider and take action to extend Declaration of Local State of Disaster that was issued on 3/21/20.
  4. Adjourn

I, the undersigned Town Clerk, do hereby certify that the above notice of the Emergency Meeting of the above-named Town of Anderson is a true and correct copy of the said notice which was posted in the bulletin board at the front of the Town Hall, Anderson, Grimes County, Texas, on the 25th day of March 2020, at 2:30 p.m.

Pam Johnson

Town Clerk

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March 23, 2020

MAYORAL DECLARATION OF LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER

 

TOWN of ANDERSON, TEXAS

MAYORAL DECLARATION OF LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER

DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has been declared a global pandemic by the World Heath Organization; and

WHEREAS, the symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe illness and cause further complications including death; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 virus mainly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas issued a proclamation certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Anderson, Texas, is taking extraordinary measures to prevent the spread of this potentially devasting disease in our community; and

WHEREAS, said state of disaster requires that certain emergency protective measures be taken pursuant to the Texas Disaster Act of 1975 relating to Emergency Management and Public Health, pursuant to Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS:

SECTION 1.  That a local state of disaster for public health emergency is hereby declared for the Town of Anderson, Texas, pursuant to Section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code.

SECTION 2. That pursuant to Section 418.108(b) of the Texas Government Code the state of disaster for public health emergency shall continue for a period of not more than seven (7) days from the date of this declaration, unless continued or renewed by the Town Council of the Town of Anderson, Texas.

SECTION 3. That pursuant to the Section 418.108(c) of the Texas government Code this declaration of a local state of disaster for public health emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the Town Secretary.

SECTION 4. That pursuant to Section 418.108(d) of the Texas Government Code, this declaration of a local state of disaster activates the Town of Anderson, Texas, emergency management plan, and authorizes the furnishing of aid and assistance under the declaration.

SECTION 5. That this declaration authorizes the Town to take any action necessary to promote health and suppress the virus, including the quarantine of persons and occupied structures, examining and regulating hospitals, regulating ingress and egress from the Town, regulating ingress and egress to occupied structures, establishment of quarantine stations, emergency hospitals, and other hospitals, and insuring compliance for those who do not comply with the Town’s rules, pursuant to Section 122.006 of the Health and Safety Code.

SECTION 6.  That this declaration hereby limits the size of gatherings to not more than 10 people and mandates the cancellation of all such gatherings until further notice. A “gathering” refers generally to a scheduled event or common endeavor where 10 persons are present in a confined space, room, or area.

SECTION 7. In accordance with Texas Government Code §418.173, a person who knowingly or intentionally violates this declaration commits an offense, punishable by a fine up to $1,000 or confinement in jail for a term that does not exceed 180 days.

SECTION 8.  That this declaration hereby authorizes the use of all lawfully available enforcement tools.

SECTION 9.  That this declaration shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.

DECLARED this 21 day of March, 2020.

 

Karen McDuffie

Mayor

Town of Anderson, Texas

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March 18, 2020

Due to the Corona Virus COVID19 the Town of Anderson Office will be closed to the public until further notice!

 

We will be available to take your calls from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Wednesday at 936-873-3102.  You can also email us at townoffice@andersontx.gov.

 

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

 

Please call or email us with any questions and we will be glad to help.

 

Karen McDuffie

Mayor

Town of Anderson, Texas

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 12

April 14

TOWN OF ANDERSON

P.O. Box 592
Anderson, TX 77830

Ph: (936) 873-3102