2020 11 12 Minutes

Town of Anderson
P O Box 592
Anderson, TX 77830
936-873-3102

Karen McDuffie, Mayor
Daryl Alford, Mayor Pro-Tem
Carnell Carrell, Alderman
Kason Menges, Alderman
Harold Minor, Alderman
Bessie White, Alderwoman
Pam Johnson, Town Clerk

THE STATE OF TEXAS – TOWN OF ANDERSON – BE IT REMEMBERED, that on this the 12th day of November 2020, at 7:00 p.m., there was begun and holden a Regular Meeting of the Town of Anderson, Grimes County, Texas with the following members present:

1. Call Regular Meeting to order:
Roll Call: Karen McDuffie – present Daryl Alford – present
Harold Minor – absent Bessie White – present Carnell Carrell – absent Kason Menges – present Pam Johnson – present

Establish quorum

Invocation given by Kason Menges

Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag
Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag

2. Public Comments:
• Tom Johanson – I don’t want to waste y’all’s time. I’ve got a little problem with some things. I don’t believe the mayor thinks I’m physically fit enough to fill the position of alderman for Anderson and I just, I don’t think that physically wise, I can be any less fit but if y’all wouldn’t mind, if you’ve got a pencil and paper there, you don’t have to do it until maybe the next meeting, but if you’d spend enough time to sit down and write physically what y’all have done for the city, other than Trunk or Treats. I don’t consider that to be a community gathering, but if you wouldn’t mind just go ahead and pencil in a little bit about what you have done physically and get that back to me, I won’t bother y’all with any more time if you’d let me know what physical you’ve done then fine, if not, I’ll step down and Brother Kason can have his job back again.
• Charles Borski – stop sign at Main & Woodward is needed. Traffic is flying through there.

3. Consider and take action to approve the minutes of meeting on 10/8/20
Motion to approve by Kason Menges, seconded by Bessie White.
Daryl Alford – yes Bessie White – yes Kason Menges – yes
Harold Minor – absent Carnell Carrell – absent

4. Consider and take action to approve the list of claims and bills
Motion to approve by Kason Menges, seconded by Bessie White.
Daryl Alford – yes Bessie White – yes Kason Menges – yes
Harold Minor – absent Carnell Carrell – absent

5. Consider and take action to approve request from Anderson Water Company for raise in billing charges for sewer
Motion by Daryl Alford to postpone until December meeting, seconded by Bessie White.
Daryl Alford – yes Bessie White – yes Kason Menges – yes
Harold Minor – absent Carnell Carrell – absent

6. Consider and take action to approve line item changes in sewer budget
Motion to approve by Daryl Alford, seconded by Kason Menges.
Daryl Alford – yes Bessie White – yes Kason Menges – yes
Harold Minor – absent Carnell Carrell – absent

7. Consider and take action to approve Grimes Central Appraisal District Tax Roll under Ordinance #140-20
Motion to approve by Daryl Alford, seconded by Bessie White.
Daryl Alford – yes Bessie White – yes Kason Menges – yes
Harold Minor – absent Carnell Carrell – absent

8. Canvass of votes from November 3, 2020 election. Could not do – canvassing not completed by county

9. New Aldermen shall qualify by taking an Oath of Office. Could not do – canvassing not completed by county

10. The Aldermen shall re-organize by electing one of its members Mayor Pro-Tem and one Secretary. Could not do – canvassing not completed by county

11. Consider and take action to approve two signers for the bank accounts. Could not do – canvassing not completed by county

12. Consider and take action to approve time changes to Anderson Fest
Motion to approve Anderson Fest time change of 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Daryl Alford, seconded by Bessie White.
Daryl Alford – yes Bessie White – yes Kason Menges – yes
Harold Minor – absent Carnell Carrell – absent

13. Consider and take action to approve mowing proposal from B & M Services for sewer ponds
Motion to approve mowing proposal from B & M Services for sewer ponds Daryl Alford, seconded by Kason Menges.
Daryl Alford – yes Bessie White – yes Kason Menges – yes
Harold Minor – absent Carnell Carrell – absent

14. Consider and take action to approve joining lawsuit against high speed rail project
Motion to approve joining lawsuit by Daryl Alford, seconded by Kason Menges.
Daryl Alford – yes Bessie White – yes Kason Menges – yes
Harold Minor – absent Carnell Carrell – absent

15. Updates on CDBG-DR & CDBG-MIT Grants
• Karen McDuffie read update from Bleyl Engineering.
• We did not get the MIT grant.

16. Updates from around town
• Trunk or Treat turned out well
• Anderson-Shiro Homecoming pep rally – great turn out
• Karen meeting with ABC Pest on 11/13/20 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. to get quote for Christmas lights downtown if anyone wants to come
• Need help remembering to put flags out when needed
• Sewer backed up in resident’s yard, Karen helped clean rags out of sewer, need help in bagging them after dried to dispose of
• Anderson Market moving gas pumps across Houston St to the old Zeke’s Tire shop location
• Polish American Council of Texas (PACT) 9:00 a.m. at courthouse

17. Permit report – none to report

18. Enter closed session, if needed, to receive legal advice on matters related to issues in the town and personnel matters (Texas Government Code #551.071, #551.072, and #551.074) N/A

19. Return to open meeting; take action on items discussed in closed session (Section #551.102) N/A

24. Adjourn
Motion to adjourn by Daryl Alford, seconded by Bessie White.
Daryl Alford – yes Bessie White – yes Kason Menges – yes
Harold Minor – absent Carnell Carrell – absent

Meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.

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TOWN OF ANDERSON

P.O. Box 592
Anderson, TX 77830

Ph: (936) 873-3102