2012 07 12 Minutes





July 12, 2012 The Board of Aldermen of the Town of Anderson met in closed session in the American Legion Building in Anderson, Texas, at 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Present were Mayor Gail Sowell, Aldermen Erna Freeman, Carol DeBose, Tom Johanson, Karen McDuffie-Melton, Joe Boudreaux and City Attorney Angela Collier.

Closed meeting was opened to receive legal advice on matters related to annexation, property sale, possible list of condemnations, pending litigation and other related matters. (Texas Government Code #551.071 and #551.072).

Alderman Freeman discussed paying off the USDA bond. At this point the fund would be $10,000.00 short and would require a transfer of funds. If we wait until the C.D. comes due in October, and the Anderson Water Co. will have sent in two additional payments, we will have the money required.

Regarding the land sale, Attorney Collier indicated that it would take two weeks to meet two publishing deadlines in a local paper. They will be posted. Bids will be received on August 15, 2012.

The bids, if mailed to the city, must state on the envelope that it is a sealed bid. Others may bring their bids to Attorney Collier’s office. Bid notice will also be posted on the board used for such notices at the American Legion Hall. The city may or may not accept any of the bids received.

Regarding annexing time line, Attorney said that a notice must be posted twice and an adoption must be by ordinance. Question was asked about using format used for Fanthorp Inn. Attorney indicated that we work only on this one item, using most current legal requirements available.

City must give notices to various entities.

City must set up service plan to be offered to the purchaser when she is inside the city limits. The city can take up to two years to complete this phase.

There is a question about whether or not the property is in the town at this time. One map shows it is and another negates that. This will be reviewed. Meets and bounds will be re-done.

Regarding Bean property, he has been advised of a meeting to be held between 4-5 p.m. on July 13 by the Board of Inspectors. They will review the Peavy property also.

Question was asked about “lumping” both properties together to save time and money. Attorney advised that we (1) get the inspection reports, if he is not in total compliance (2) schedule a mediation or (3) start with condemnation proceedings and move forward.

Mr. Bean is to receive a 15 day notice and after that time, if he has not met the complete work he indicated he would have done, publish an order of condemnation.

It was suggested that the notice be published on the same day the 15 days period is up.

Meeting closed at 9:05 p.m.

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