MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
February 12, 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, February 12, 2009. Mayor Pro-Tem Erna Freeman, Attorney John DeMille, Aldermen Tom Johanson, Ernest Henderson and Daryl Alford were present, along with Joe Boudreaux seeking the position of Alderman left vacant by the death of David Heyman. Mayor Sowell was absent.
Guests in attendance for the meeting were Cindy Bell and Chester Finke.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Mayor Pro-Tem asked Council members to consider/approve the appointment of Joe Boudreaux to fill the un-expired term of David Heyman until May 2010. Alderman Alford made a motion to approve Mr. Boudreaux to fill the position until May 2010. Alderman Henderson seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Pro-Tem asked the council members to consider/appoint a new board secretary to fulfill the position formerly held by David Heyman who passed away on February 1, 2009. Alderman Alford made a motion that Tom Johanson be appointed. Alderman Henderson seconded the motion. No further nominations were offered. All members present voted in favor of the motion. Alderman David Heyman will therefore be removed from the signature card and Edward T. Johanson will be added as a signer on the Sewer & Water Acct. # 014-589 and the General Fund Acct. # 010-843 at the First National Bank of Anderson in Anderson, TX. All other signatures will remain the same.
Mayor Pro-Tem asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Thurs., Jan. 8, 2009 be considered/approved. No discussion or changes were required; minutes were approved as read.
Members were asked to consider and approve the adoption of an Order of Election (Ordinance No. 68-09) for May 9, 2009 for the purpose of electing two 2-year terms for Alderman positions currently held by Tom Johanson, Ernest Henderson and one Mayor’s position currently being held by Gail Sowell. Alderman Daryl Alford made a motion to approve the adoption; Alderman Joe Boudreaux seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the adoption.
Members were asked to consider/approve a Joint Election Agreement between Anderson-Shiro CISD and the Town of Anderson to hold an election per state statute. Alderman Alford made a motion to approve the agreement; Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the agreement.
Members were asked to consider/approve an agreement between the Town of Anderson and the County of Grimes authorizing the Election Administrator Becky Duff to conduct the election. Alderman Alford made the motion; Alderman Boudreaux seconded and all members present voted in favor of the agreement.
Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion to approve payment of all invoices current due and payable. Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Pro-Tem Freeman discussed miscellaneous projects within the city with the members.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.