MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
June 13, 2013
State of Texas
County of Grimes
Members Present: Gail Sowell, Mayor; Erna Freeman, Mayor Pro-Tem; Alderwomen: Carol DeBose, Karen McDuffie-Melton; Aldermen: Joe Boudreaux, Tom Johanson
Anderson Attorney Present: Angela Collier Seager
Visitors Present: Chester Finke, Cindy Bell, Louise Sanders, Ken Sanders
There was a quorum thus a public open meeting was called to order at 6:55 P.M. by Mayor Gail Sowell. The Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Allegiance were recited.
Remarks of visitors: Cindy Bell submitted a typed list of items that she would like for the Aldermen and Mayor to consider at the workshop being held on July 11, 2013.
Minutes of previous meeting held on May 16, 2013 were read by each board member present. A motion was made to approve the minutes as written by Mayor Pro-Tem, Erna Freeman. The motion was seconded by Joe Boudreaux. All approved, motion carried.
Mr. Ronnie Hale was present to give a brief explanation of the Entergy’s Tariff Revisions in Ordinance to Deny Request of filed petition to modify interruptible service rate schedule. A motion was made by Erna Freeman to approve Entergy’s Tariff Revisions in Ordinance to DENY request of filed petition to modify interruptible service rate schedule. The motion was seconded by Joe Boudreaux. All approved. Motion carried.
Trevor Royal of Pro-Star Waste called to say he was unable to attend meeting but will be at the July meeting.
Nancy Perry of Navasota Realty was not present at the meeting. She did not call to say she wasn’t going to be here.
Ricky Bernard of Anderson Water Company discussed the problems the water company was dealing with in regards to the sewer system pipes and lift stations at the April 11, 2013 meeting. He was not present at this meeting, however the 1774 lift station pump is in need of replacement. Joe Boudreaux made a motion to replace the 1774 lift station pump. Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All approved. Motion carried.
The Inter-Local Agreement for Maintenance of Roads, Law Enforcement, and 9-1-1 Services between the county and the Town of Anderson was tabled to be discussed in closed session.
Angela Collier Seager provided the board with a mowing ordinance noting that the most important parts are sections D & E. The ordinance on mowing nuisance properties in town was tabled until the workshop on July 11, 2013.
Mayor Gail Sowell explained the need to allow Mary Bostelman authorization to do business at the bank as well as providing her with a key to the post office. Joe Boudreaux made a motion to authorize Mary Bostelman to sign signature card at the bank to allow her to do business as well as providing her with a key to the Post Office. Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All approved. Motion carried.
Erna Freeman stated that she talked with Hershel Perry about mowing and spraying the weeds in town. Hershel has not submitted a bid as of yet. Karen noted safety issues with side of county roads that need mowed. Carol noted that tree limbs were being dumped in the ditches after they trim trees creating a hazard. This was tabled until the workshop with a suggestion that we do an emergency mowing.
Tom Johanson made a motion to pay bills as noted. Joe Boudreaux seconded the motion. All approved, motion carried.
Mayor Sowell and the Board discussed current projects and miscellaneous items. Mayor Sowell will call Road & Bridge to thank them for cutting the trees affecting the roadway and to see about having the streets mowed before the Juneteenth celebration.
The scheduled workshop will be held on July 11, 2013 from 3-7 p.m. The Regular session town meeting will follow the workshop beginning at 7 p.m.
Open session adjourned: 7:38 P.M.
Closed session opened: 7:41 P.M.
Closed session adjourned: 8:25 P.M.