MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
MARCH 14, 2013
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 14, 2013. Mayor Gail Sowell, Aldermen Joe Boudreaux, Tom Johanson, Alderwomen Erna Freeman and Karen McDuffie-Melton were present. Alderwoman Carol Debose and City Attorney Angela Seager were absent.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Guests present at the meeting included Cindy Bell, Chester Finke, Kermit and Mary Bostelman, and Ken and Louise Sanders.
Mayor Sowell asked members to read and approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to approve the minutes presented, Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell presented a report prepared by Anderson Water Co. listing the average water consumption during December 2012, January and February of 2013 of each business and home in the town. After reviewing the report, it was determined that an increase in the rate was not necessary. Alderman Joe Boudreaux made a motion to accept the rates without an increase for the next year. Alderwoman Freeman seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell discussed a request from TxDOT to the Master Gardners group asking that the city sign and send an agreement to TxDOT for the continuation of the Main St. Project Program. Alderwoman Freeman made a request that the members have time to review the content prior to signing the agreement. Mayor Sowell is to provide copies for all members before the next meeting.
Mayor Sowell asked members to approve Order No. 53-13 declaring unopposed candidates for the three vacant un-numbered positions elected. After the election in May all three returning members will be re-sworn. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to accept the order as presented; Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor.
Mayor Sowell asked members to consider/take action on a proposal by John Wesley to disc and seed the Terrell property. This was not a part of his original demolition bid and members all agreed to take no action on this proposal.
Mayor Sowell told members she was confronted about re-paving the area in front of the annex. She will discuss with Sam Nobles or Bob Cochran at Road & Bridge concerning this matter.
Mayor Sowell asked members to consider and approve payment of invoices currently due and payable. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to pay the bills presented; Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor.
Members discussed the next town cleanup set for April 20. It was discussed and agreed that the time would be from 8am until 12noon. It was suggested that we use the last letter sent out and update it.
Session ended at 7:45 p.m. Closed session opened at 7:46 and closed at 8:00 p.m. Open session re-started at 8:01 p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.