2009 01 08 Minutes





January 8, 2009

State of Texas

County of Grimes

The Board of Aldermen of the Town of Anderson met in regular open session in the American Legion Building in Anderson, Texas, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2009. Mayor Gail Sowell, Attorney John DeMille, Aldermen Ernest Henderson, Daryl Alford, Tom Johanson, and Alderwoman Erna Freeman were present. Alderman David Heyman was absent.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Guests in attendance included Cindy Bell, Chester Finke, Robert Ratcliff, John Linden of Fanthorp Inn, Maurine Wehmeyer, Ronnie Hale of Entergy, and Steve Duncan of Jones & Carter.

Mayor Sowell introduced Ronnie Hale of Entergy. Mr. Hale brought us up-to-date on Entergy happenings.

Steve Duncan, of Jones & Carter, Inc. addressed the Board regarding capability of the sewer system to meet additional requirements placed upon it by allowing Fanthorp Inn property to be annexed into the city limits, as well as other property wishing annexation at the same time. Mr. John Linden of the Fanthorp Inn addressed the issue with Mr. Duncan. Mr. Duncan expressed his feelings that there would be no stress on the lift station and the annexation would be a possibility.

Mayor Sowell asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Thursday, December 11, 2008 be considered/approved with the minor correction mentioned by Mayor Sowell. Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to accept the corrected minutes; Alderman Tom Johanson seconded the motion, all members present voted in favor of the motion.

Mayor Sowell asked council members to approve payment to USDA due February 1, 2009 for $10,815.00. Motion to make the payment was made by Alderman Ernest Henderson. Alderman Daryl Alford seconded the motion that was approved by all members present.

Mayor Sowell asked the members of the council to consider/approve a membership with the Brazos Valley Council of Governments in their cooperative purchasing program referred to as “Purchasing Solutions Alliance”. The item was tabled.

Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion that all invoices currently due and payable be paid. Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:54 p.m.

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