2009 06 18 Minutes





June 18, 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, June 18, 2009. Present were Mayor Gail Sowell, Mayor Pro-Tem Erna Freeman, Aldermen Joe Boudreaux, Tom Johanson, Ernest Henderson and Daryl Alford. Absent was Attorney John DeMille.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Guests present at included Cindy Bell, Chester Finke, Ronnie Hale and Carl Schroeder.

Paula Delacruz of 2-1-1 Texas presented a detailed description of the 2-1-1 program, a part of United Way and Health and Human Services. Board members were asked to share the services available to as many people in our area as possible.

Carl Schroeder was present to discuss and answer questions about the Municipal Maintenance Agreement between TxDOT and the Town of Anderson. Motion was made by Alderwoman Freeman to accept the agreement with TxDOT; Alderman Daryl Alford seconded the motion; all members present agreed with the motion.

Ronnie Hale of Entergy Texas, Inc. spoke with the Council regarding a rate decrease detailed in Ordinance No. 90-09. After a discussion, motion was made by Alderwoman Freeman to approve the Ordinance; Alderman Alford seconded the motion. All members present approved the motion.

Mayor Sowell asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 be approved. Alderman Johanson made a motion that the minutes be approved as written; Alderman Alford seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor.

Mayor Sowell advised the Aldermen that Steve Duncan and Attorney DeMille have all the papers necessary to complete the annexation of Fanthorp Inn. Due to illness, Attorney DeMille was unable to finalize the papers, therefore, the Fanthorp has asked the Council to accept their request for annexation thus allowing them to proceed with sewer and other work until paperwork can be finalized at a later date; the motion was seconded by Alderman Alford and all members present agreed with the motion.

Mayor Sowell indicated that the electrical provider for the new Anderson-Shiro CISD lift station, which had been an agenda item, was to be tabled until a later date.

Motion was made by Alderman Boudreaux to pay all invoices and accounts due and payable. Alderman Johanson seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

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