2010 03 11 Minutes





March 11, 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, March 11, 2010. Mayor Gail Sowell, Aldermen Joe Boudreaux, Tom Johanson, Daryl Alford and Alderwomen Erna Freeman and Carol DeBose and Attorney John DeMille were present.

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

Guests present at the meeting included Mrs. Cindy Bell and Chester Finke.

The Mayor asked that the minutes from the regular meeting held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 be considered and approved. Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; Alderwoman Carol DeBose seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Mayor Sowell presented a report from the Anderson Water Co. listing average water consumption during December 2009, January and February 2010 for each business and home in town. Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to accept the report using the same charges as used in 2009. Alderman Tom Johanson seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.

Mayor Sowell reported that TXDOT representative Carl Schroeder had approached her concerning the “No Parking” signs on the northeast side of the courthouse. He said that the signs were not being enforced and that they were having to constantly repair or replace them. Motion was made by Alderman Boudreaux and seconded by Alderwoman Freeman to allow Carl Schroeder to leave the signs down the next time they were destroyed. Do not replace signs on the East side of Courthouse. All members present voted in favor of the motion.

Mayor and Council reviewed a letter from Jones & Carter in which Steve Duncan indicated that the Lift Station for the new Jr./Sr. High School was substantially completed in accordance with the project plans and specifications. When proper paperwork was finished, ownership of the lift station would take place at a later date.

Mayor Sowell discussed with members a letter she had received from Katherine Dornak, 9-1-1 Database Coordinator for Grimes Co. in which she asked that the city review names and addresses available to 9-1-1 for corrections, additions and deletions. Members agreed to review the list and make changes by the meeting date set for April.

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

There were no new candidates for Aldermen for the upcoming election in May, therefore, the city will not be holding an election. Daryl Alford, Joe Boudreaux and Erna Freeman were unopposed. The election will be cancelled at the April meeting.

In an attempt to begin the process on the condemnation of the hazardous homes in town, Cindy Bell of Historic Anderson, addressed a complaint to the Board. The property between Fanthorp and Main St. on the South side of 1774 (Terrell, Bradley property) as well as Billy Bean’s house to the South adjacent to Main St., meets all criteria. She requested that the city move to remove or repair property before someone is seriously injured or killed. Daryl Alford moved to address this request at the April meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m. 

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