2011 03 10 Minutes





March 10, 2011

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, March 10, 2011. Mayor Gail Sowell, Aldermen Joe Boudreaux, Tom Johanson, Daryl Alford and Alderwomen Erna Freeman, Carol DeBose, Attorney John DeMille, and his Assistant Angela Davis, were present.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Guests present at the meeting included Cindy Bell, Chester Finke, Clint Capps, Margie Powell, Sam Nobles and John Freeman.

Sam Nobles, of the Grimes Co. Road and Bridge Division discussed street improvements for this summer. The city received 1000 cu. yds. of RAP from the State this year. Sam advised that we could prepare half for use this year and share the other 500 cu. yds. with the county. By doing this, the city would have no treatment costs involved in preparing the 500 cu. yds. for use. The Board decided that it wanted to treat 500 cu. yds. for use this summer and stock-pile the balance untreated. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to table a decision at this time. Alderman Johanson seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion to table until April.

The Mayor asked that the minutes from the regular meeting held on Thursday, February 10, 2011 be considered and approved. Alderman Boudreaux made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; Alderwoman Freeman seconded the motion. The motion carried.

A report regarding the average water consumption during December 2010, January 2011 and February 2011 was furnished by the Anderson Water Co., Inc. After review of the report, Alderman Boudreaux made a motion to leave the rate the same as last year; Alderman Johanson seconded the motion. All members of the council agreed to leave the same as last year.

Our City Attorneys reported that the last letter of information sent to John Peavy was not picked up. If all goes as accordingly, the bid process will be opened at the April meeting and notices will be placed in the newspaper. Bids will be presented individually due to the fact that all costs must be carefully recorded, in case of liens on the property. The bids should include removal costs on each property. The bid process will take approximately two weeks.

As far as the Fanthorp annexation, nothing new was available. The Mayor received a survey from the state requesting a new map and field notes for any annexations done recently. As far as the Fanthorp annexation, nothing new was available. When all is finished, the city will need to provide a copy to the Grimes Co. Appraisal District and the County Clerk’s office.

Mayor Sowell asked for approval to pay current invoices. Motion to pay bills was made by Alderman Alford and seconded by Alderwoman Freeman. All members present voted in favor.

Alderwoman Freeman reminded Mayor Sowell of the need to fence off the lift station property. Tom Johanson advised the council he would contact Ricky Wehmeyer at the water company to begin the work as soon as possible. He also mentioned the danger of parking between the Owl’s Nest Café and the Probation Office because of a deep hole that needs a grate over it. Mayor Sowell said it needs to be dealt with and Alderman Johanson said he would handle it. These repairs have already been voted on.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

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