MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
February 12, 2004
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, February 12, 2004. Mayor Gail Sowell, Alderwoman Betty Pavlock, Alderman Bill Robinett and Alderman F. D. Calhoun were present. Attorney Lovett Boggess, Aldermen David Heyman and Tom Johanson were absent.
Guests present for the meeting were Ronnie Hale of Entergy and Darrell Alford of Anderson Auto Supply.
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m.
The Mayor asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Thurs., January 15, 2004 be considered/approved. Alderman Bill Robinett made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; Alderman F. D. Calhoun seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Darrell Alford was on hand to request that the town look into adopting an ordinance and purchasing signs for 20 minute parking in front of businesses on Main St. Enforcement of such an ordinance was also discussed. He suggested checking into getting the signs through 911 addressing.
Motion was made by Alderwoman Betty Pavlock to adopt an order calling an election on May 15, 2004. Alderman Bill Robinett seconded the motion. The vote carried unanimously.
Mayor Sowell informed the Aldermen about the Festival of Flags in Navasota on April 24th. She will be out of town but anyone wanting to participate was welcomed.
Alderman Bill Robinett moved that all invoices currently due and payable be ordered paid. Alderman F. D. Calhoun seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Mayor Sowell informed Aldermen that Tommy Smith was still questioning the loop by his house. He reminded her he paid city taxes and sewer and should be serviced.
Mayor Sowell informed the Aldermen about problems with the high school lift station. She met with Ronnie Hale, Paul Malek, Steve Duncan and Ricky Wehmeyer on the situation. After putting a meter on the meter box for a period of time, Ronnie Hale’s Entergy team suggested changing out the voltage from 100 amp lines to 200 amp lines first to see if that would solve the problem. This would have to be done anyway if a 3-phase line would be run to the lift station.
Ronnie was also asked about streetlights. He said if service was already to the poles then lights could be installed (with a low monthly cost).
The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.