MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
January 12, 2006
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 12, 2006. Mayor Gail Sowell, Alderwoman Erna Freeman, Aldermen David Heyman, Bill Robinett, Tom Johanson and Attorney Lovett Boggess were present; Alderman Ernest Henderson arrived at 7:15 p.m.
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. Visitors present included Cindy Bell and V.L Snider, CPA.
Mayor Sowell presented Mrs. V.L. Snider, CPA, who prepares the annual independent audit of all financial records of the Town of Anderson. Mrs. Snider provided copies of the report and reviewed it in detail. She reported that the records were in good order and commented that the town was in a stronger position financially than was reflected for the previous year. She made no suggestions for changes in record-keeping routines.
Mayor Sowell asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Thurs., December 8, 2005 be considered/approved. Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion to approve the minutes and Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Mayor Sowell reminded the Board of the annual principal payment of $5,000.00 and semi-annual interest payment of $5,175.00 to USDA due in February.
Mayor Sowell discussed the upcoming election scheduled for May 13, 2006. The 2-year terms of Alderwoman Erna Freeman and Aldermen David Heyman and Bill Robinett are up for re-election.
Alderwoman Erna Freeman moved that all invoices currently due and payable be ordered paid. Alderman David Heyman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell informed the council that she requested 500 cubic yards of RAP material from TX-DOT once again to be able to continue upgrading roads in town. Mayor Sowell reported that she was looking into steps to take to begin condemnation of houses in town that were falling down; she presented a copy of the letter being sent to Greta Fryxell and Miriam Brigida expressing thanks for their gift of property to the town; she also mentioned that Frank Dietrich is looking into a grant to help the Volunteer Fire Department secure funding for the proposed new facility on Hill St. and would like to address the council when plans are more definite.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 p.m.