MINUTES OF MEETING
OF BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
February 14, 2008
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 14, 2008. Mayor Gail Sowell, Alderwoman Erna Freeman, Aldermen Tom Johanson, Ernest Henderson and Daryl Alford were present. Attorney Lovett Boggess and Alderman David Heyman were absent.
Guests in attendance were Cindy Bell, Maurine Wehmeyer, Chester Finke, Robert Lys.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Grimes Co. Road & Bridge Engineer, Robert Lys, addressed members present regarding the proposed work on streets and culverts in the city. Alderwoman Erna Freeman proposed that the scheduled work presented by Engineer Lys be approved; Alderman Daryl Alford seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
The Mayor asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2008 be considered/approved. Alderman Ernest Henderson made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; Alderman Daryl Alford seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Members were asked to consider and approve the adoption of an Order of Election (Ordinance No. 63-08) for May 10, 2008 for the purpose of electing three 2-year terms for Alderman positions currently held by David Heyman, Erna Freeman and one position currently being held by Appointee Daryl Alford. Alderman Daryl Alford made a motion to approve the adoption; Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the adoption.
Mayor Sowell asked the council to consider and approve an ordinance relating to speed zones on FM 149 within the city limits as a result of a study done by TxDOT in December 2007. Alderman Daryl Alford made a motion that approval be tabled so that all members could review material and have a TxDOT representative at the next meeting. Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell asked members to consider/approve either a sale or cleanup of property given to the city on Johnson St. After discussion, Alderman Daryl Alford suggested possibly advertising it for sale with the stipulation that the purchase would include cleanup of the area and destruction of the building on the property. Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
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.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.