2010 04 08 Minutes





April 8, 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, April 8, 2010. Mayor Gail Sowell, Aldermen Tom Johanson, Daryl Alford, Joe Boudreaux and Alderwomen Erna Freeman and Carol DeBose were present. Attorney DeMille was absent.

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

Guests present at the meeting included Cindy Bell, her guest Kay Daugherty of Colorado, Entergy representative Ronnie Hale, Chester Finke and Clint Capps.

Mayor Sowell asked members to consider and approve Ordinance 76-10 approving the change in rates requested by Entergy Texas, Inc.’s Statement of Intent filed with the city on March 25, 2010. Ronnie Hale of Entergy was on hand to explain the ordinance and the refunds being made to Entergy’s customers from Arkansas. Motion was made by Alderman Boudreaux to approve the ordinance as presented; Alderwoman Freeman seconded the motion. All members voted in favor of the motion.

Mayor Sowell asked members to approve minutes of the regular meeting held on Thursday, March 11, 2010. Motion to accept the minutes as presented was made by Alderwoman Freeman; Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion, all members approved.

Mayor Sowell asked members to approve Order 48-10 canceling the election ordered by the Board of Aldermen to be held on May 8, 2010 for the purpose of electing three aldermen. None of the 3 candidates for 3 positions were opposed at the close of business at 5:00 p.m. on March 8, and no one filed stating his/her intent to be a write-in candidate within the statutory time limit. Alderman Boudreaux made a motion to approve the Order canceling the election. Alderman Johanson seconded the motion; all members approved.

Mayor Sowell asked members to approve the Town of Anderson taking ownership of the lift station on FM 149 at the foot of the new Anderson-Shiro Jr./Sr. High School. The Right-of-Way Easement, Metes & Bounds Description and Survey were recorded at the Grimes County Clerk’s office on April 5, 2010. Motion was made by Alderman Johanson and seconded by Alderman Boudreaux to accept ownership. All members were in favor.

Mayor Sowell advised members that the meeting scheduled for May will remain on the regular date of the 13th; however, the June meeting has been re-scheduled for June 17th.

Mayor Sowell asked for a motion approving payment of invoices currently due and payable. Motion to pay all bills was made by Alderman Boudreaux and seconded by Alderman Alford. All members were in favor.

Alderman Alford mentioned that Attorney DeMille was drawing up a “form” letter as requested by members of the committee to oversee the cleanup of hazardous properties/buildings in town. Members wanted a simple form letter allowing a minimum input of information on the initial request for action. Mayor Sowell indicated that she would be in touch with Mr. DeMille about the “form” letter.

Mayor Sowell presented a bid from Anderson Water Co. for repairs needed in certain areas of town. Alderwoman Freeman mentioned that this item had been tabled previously and no bid search would be required. Members discussed granting Mayor Sowell authority to approve up to $3,500.00 for regular maintenance contracts. Motion to approve the bid from Anderson Water Co. and giving the Mayor authority to extend that bid up to $3,500 if needed was made by Alderman Boudreaux. Motion was seconded by Alderman Alford; all members voted in favor of the bid and authorization for Mayor to act on behalf of the members on general maintenance bids.

Meeting adjourned 7:50 p.m.     

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