MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
May 6, 2003
State of Texas
County of Grimes
The Board of Aldermen of the Town of Anderson met in special session in the American Legion Building in Anderson, Texas, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, with the following members present: F.D. Calhoun, Tom Johanson, Gail Sowell, David Heyman, Mayor John Freeman; and City Attorney Lovett
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 P.M
The Board of Aldermen canvassed returns of the election held on May 3, 2003 to elect a Mayor for a full two-year term, two Aldermen for full two-year terms, and one Alderman for an unexpired term of one year. Results of the votes received are listed below:
Gail Sowell – 33 votes – Office of Mayor
F.D. Calhoun – 32 votes – Alderman-2 year term
Tom Johanson – 20 votes – Alderman-2 year term
Bill Robinett – 26 votes – Alderman-1 year term
Gail Sowell verbally resigned her position as Alderwoman, effective immediately, in order to assume the position of Mayor. Alderman F.D. Calhoun made a motion to accept her resignation. Tom Johanson seconded the motion. The motion passed without opposition.
The Aldermen will discuss adoption of Resolution No. 27-03 declaring all un-opposed candidates duly elected Mayor and Aldermen. F.D. Calhoun made a motion to adopt the resolution; Tom Johanson seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously adopted.
City Attorney Lovett Boggess administered the Oath of Office to each of the newly elected candidates. The newly elected officials signed Oaths required by law.
The Aldermen re-organized into a “committee of the whole” to elect one of its members Mayor Pro-Tem and one Secretary. Former Mayor John Freeman reminded the group that the position of Secretary is primarily necessary for co-signing checks in payment of town business and handling town finances—in most cases Certificates of Deposit.
Alderman F.D. Calhoun nominated David Heyman for Secretary. Tom Johanson seconded the motion that passed unanimously.
The Aldermen canvassed returns of the optional ¼ of 1% sales tax election held on May 3, 2003. Total votes for the proposed sales tax—26; total voted against—9. By a majority of 17 the proposed sales tax passed.
Aldermen reviewed Resolution 28-03 that is required by the state comptroller’s office as verification of passage of the optional sales tax. Motion was made by Alderman Bill Robinett to adopt the resolution. Alderman F.D. Calhoun seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously adopted.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p. m.