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. Records were fine and she complimented the Board and Mayor for doing an excellent job managing the finances of the city during 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 stating being installed at the new high school. The school district is not in the city limits; they will hold a meeting on April 13 to review a proposal to be presented at their May meeting. The school district will cover the costs of setting up the lift station; the city will assume responsibility thereafter.
Mid-South’s representative indicated that they handle monthly costs for the school district are handled through their company and they would hope to provide the electricity for the new lift station also. Their cost per kWh runs approximately 9.7 cents with a base charge of $52.65 per month. Entergy will charge 10.9 cents per kWh—but will have no base charge.
The Mayor asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Thurs. March 13, 2008 be considered/approved. Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; Alderman David Heyman seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Mayor Sowell presented a bid of $500 from Dick Bonds, surveyor, who to survey the lot given to the town by Genie Horn Wichman. The item was tabled for further discussion.
Mayor Sowell presented a resolution (No. 42-08) canceling the election ordered by the Board of Aldermen to be held on May 10, 2008 for the purpose of electing three aldermen. Motion was made to approve the resolution by Alderman Tom Johanson and seconded by Daryl Alford. All members presented voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell presented a bid of $7,543.75 from Grimes Co. Road & Bridge to do work requested by the Anderson Volunteer Fire Dept. to improve their parking lot. Alderman Tom Johanson suggested waiting to see what RAP material was left over to possibly help out in that way. The request was tabled until after the paving of our city streets is finished.
Mayor Sowell advised the council that the May meeting would be changed to May 15th allowing the actual election to be held on May 10th.
Alderman David Heyman made a motion to approve payment of invoices currently due and payable; Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion. All members’ present approved motion.
Mayor Sowell indicated that all current projects and miscellaneous items she had planned to touch on had been discussed.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m.