MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
August 9, 2007
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, August 9, 2007. Present were Mayor Gail Sowell, Alderwoman Erna Freeman, Aldermen Tom Johanson, Ernest Henderson and David Heyman and City Attorney Lovett Boggess. Alderman Bill Robinett was absent.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Guests present at the meeting were Cindy Bell, Maurine Wehmeyer, Jamie Schultz, Gail Donahue and Chester Finke
The Mayor asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on June 14, 2007 be considered/approved. Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to accept the minutes as presented; Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion. All members present were in agreement with the motion.
Gail Donahue, representing “Faith In Action”, a Grimes County Health Resources Commission program presented brochures and information regarding the program as well as their need for financial support for the coming year. The decision to make donation was tabled until a later date.
Fred Couvillon of American Legion Post #640 called Mayor Sowell to say he was not going to address the Council at this time.
Mr. Darrell Dietrich of the Anderson Volunteer Fire Dept. was unable to attend the meeting to present a plan to the council offering the town of Anderson an opportunity to occupy office space in the soon to be completed fire station across the street from the American Legion Hall. It was decided to put the question of new office space on either the September or October agenda for further discussion.
Mayor Sowell presented the Grimes Co. Appraisal District contract for tax appraisal and collection services for 2007-2008. Alderman Ernest Henderson made a motion to continue to use their services and made a motion to accept the contract as presented; Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell presented the appraisal roll for the Town of Anderson for tax year 2007prepared by Bill Sullivan, Chief Appraiser for GCAD. The town had the option to leave the effective tax rate at the current rate of $0.2055/$100 or change it. Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to leave the rate “as is”. Alderman David Heyman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell advised members that she wished to move the September meeting from the September 13 September 20 in order to allow sufficient time for budget preparation for 2007-2008.
Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion to pay all bills due and payable. Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
The official meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.