2011 07 14 Minutes





July 14, 2011

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, July 14, 2011. Present were Mayor Gail Sowell, Alderwomen Erna Freeman, Carol DeBose, Aldermen Tom Johanson,, Daryl Alford, Joe Boudreaux, Attorneys John DeMille and Angela Davis.

Guests present at the meeting included Cindy Bell, Chester Finke, Clint Capps, Kim Falcon, Marty Thomas, Barbara Szymczak, and John Freeman.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Marty Thomas of the Master Gardners Program returned to present a design for the planned program of work in Anderson. Approval from TxDOT will be needed to drill under Main St. Mayor will copy the design for each member of the Council for review. Board will review the proposed project at the August meeting.

Minutes of the meeting of June 16, 2011 were presented for review. Alderman Joe Boudreaux made a motion and were approved as presented. Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.

Mayor Sowell advised members that Paul Malek had agreed to review Mr. Bean’s progress relative to safety issues and his meeting the progress as outlined to the members by Mr. Bean. Attorney Davis indicated that she would send a letter to Mr. Malek reminding him of the need to contact Mr. Bean prior to stopping by to inspect his progress. Mayor Sowell indicated that a copy of Mr. Bean’s latest letter (outlining his intended progress as well as completed work) was faxed to Mr. Malek.

Regarding the Alex Terrell property, Attorney Davis reviewed an update of family history of the Terrell family. She also mentioned that she had prepared the draft of notice to be posted in various newspapers—noting a 42 day notice prior to the city going forward with this project. All buildings are condemned and more signs will need to be put up around the house.

Mayor Sowell advised that she had contacted Rickey Wehmeyer of the Anderson Water Co. regarding review of the outdated agreement between the city and AWC. The council revised the contract by adding an addendum that will be presented to the Wehmeyer’s.

Mayor Sowell advised members of a problem within the SECO Grant. The city paid the bill in June and Kerbow & Assoc. asked for reimbursement. They informed us that there was because Hahn used foreign made parts instead of American parts. Kerbow gave us 3 options; after reviewing the options, Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to accept presenting the Waiver to be reimbursed. Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.

Mayor Sowell asked members to approve payment of invoices currently due and payable including semi-annual payment to USDA. Motion was made by Alderman Johanson to pay the bills; seconded by Alderman Boudreaux and approved by all members present.

Alderwoman Freeman suggested putting in the previous month’s payments for bills not received before the meeting date. Motion was approved by members present.

Mayor Sowell reviewed projects such as installation of street lights; aldermen attending Commissioner’s Court meeting; children crossing signs; National Night Out; and the cutting back at Fanthorp Inn.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

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