MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
January 14, 2010
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, January14, 2010. Mayor Gail Sowell, Aldermen, Daryl Alford, Joe Boudreaux, and Alderwoman Erna Freeman were present. Alderman Tom Johanson and Attorney DeMille were absent.
The meeting was called to order at 7:14 p.m.
Guests in attendance included Cindy Bell, Ronnie Hale of Entergy, and Carol DeBose.
Ronnie Hale of Entergy was on hand to discuss Ordinance 74-10 that states Entergy Texas, Inc.’s Statement of Intent filed with the City on December 30, 2009. Alderman Alford made a motion to approve the ordinance indicating that Anderson declines to approve any and all changes in rates requested by ETI and included in ETI’s Statement of Intent and that ETI’s existing rates should stay in effect. Alderwoman Freeman seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell then discussed a letter from the Lawton Law Firm proposing an ordinance to be passed authorizing the suspension of the effective date in Entergy’s rate increase application entitled “Application of Entergy, Texas, Inc. for Authority to Change Rates and to Reconcile Fuel Costs.” After reviewing both ordinances proposed by Entergy and Lawton Law Firm, the council approved the ordinance proposed by Entergy.
Mayor Sowell asked members to consider/approve minutes of meeting held in November. There was no December meeting. Alderwoman Freeman made the motion to approve the November minutes and Alderman Alford seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell advised members that the semi-annual payment was due to USDA on the bonds. Alderman Alford made a motion to make the payment, Alderman Boudreaux seconded; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell asked members to consider/approve appointment of Carol DeBose to fill the vacancy left by Ernest Henderson. Mrs. DeBose spoke briefly on her life and desire to participate on the board. Alderman Boudreaux made a motion to accept the appointment of Mrs. DeBose to the Board of Aldermen. Alderman Alford seconded the motion; all members present voted to appoint Mrs. DeBose to the board.
Mayor Sowell asked members to approve accounts due and payable. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to pay all bills; Alderman Alford seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.