MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
June 19, 2008
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 19, 2008. Present were Mayor Gail Sowell, Mayor Pro-Tem Erna Freeman, Aldermen David Heyman, Tom Johanson, Ernest Henderson and Attorney Lovett Boggess. Absent was Alderman Daryl Alford.
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m.
Guests present at the meeting included Mike and Janeth Nevill and Jamie Schultz.
Mayor Sowell asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Thursday, May 15, 2008 be considered/approved. Mayor Pro-Tem Freeman asked that a duplicate entry of the time the meeting began be removed. Alderman David Heyman made a motion that the minutes be approved as written including the correction noted above. Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell asked for discussion, consideration and/or approval of an ordinance concerning electronic signs within the city limits. This ordinance was tabled to be discussed at a later date.
Mike and Janeth Nevill were on hand to discuss the 391 Commission. Mr. Nevill reiterated the need for the formation of a Regional Planning Commission in Grimes County. After the Nevill’s presentation, Alderman Johanson suggested that we study the commission further and consult with other governing entities in the county as to their stand on it.
Mayor Sowell presented a bid from Darrell Wagner for the shredding of a city lot. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to accept the bid of $150.00 for shredding the lot; Alderman Johanson seconded motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell discussed annexation rules and guidelines. TML representatives advised the Mayor that annexation in a “general law” city can be “by petition” only. Mayor Sowell indicated that she would advise both parties who are interested in being annexed into the city of the requirements.
Mayor Sowell asked the Board to approve the purchase of an additional fireproof file for safekeeping of all documents. She also asked for a scanner and shredder. Alderwoman Freeman suggested that we approve the purchase of the latter two items and that we begin to scan all older records onto discs for safekeeping, thereby reducing required file space. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to purchase the scanner and shredder. Alderman Heyman seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Motion was made by Alderman Johanson to pay all invoices and accounts due and payable. Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell mentioned that unless special business presented itself prior to the July 10 meeting date she would like to cancel the meeting for that month.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:17 p.m.