MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
April 9, 2009
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 9, 2009. Mayor Gail Sowell, Aldermen Tom Johanson, Ernest Henderson, Joe Boudreaux and Alderwoman Erna Freeman were present. Alderman Daryl Alford and Attorney DeMille were absent.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Guests present at the meeting included Cindy Bell, Ronnie Hale and Jeff Murski.
CPA V. L. Snider presented a review of her audit of town records for the fiscal year 2007-2008.
Ronnie Hale of Entergy and Jeff Murski of Mid-South spoke to the members of the Board regarding each company’s reasons for providing power to the new lift station being installed at the new high school. Mayor Sowell thanked them and told them that as soon as things were handled with the school district, then the council would make a decision.
Mayor Sowell asked members to consider approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on Thursday, March 12, 2009. Alderman Ernest Henderson made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell asked members to consider and approve Resolution No. 44-09 supporting an application for the CDBG Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Program. Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion to approve the resolution; Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell asked the members to consider changing the dates of the May and June meetings due to the special events planned during those two months. Inasmuch as the Board must meet to canvass votes from the election being held on May 9, a decision was made to hold the regular meeting on that same date. May 12 is the date set for the May meeting. Inasmuch as the Grimes County Fair will be an event early in June the decision was made to hold the June meeting on Thursday, June 18th. Motion was made by Alderman Joe Boudreaux to change the dates for these two meetings to May 12 and June 18th; Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell brought up Fanthorp Inn’s request for annexation. Mayor Sowell will call both Steve Duncan and John Linden to see where they are on the paperwork. It seems that the Ratcliff’s are not interested in annexation, therefore, plans are being put in place to go forward with Fanthorp Inn’s request.
Mayor Sowell asked members to consider/approve payment of invoices currently due and payable. Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion to pay bills; Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.