MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
August 11, 2005
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 11, 2005. Present were Mayor Gail Sowell, Alderwoman Erna Freeman, Aldermen Tom Johanson, Ernest Henderson and Attorney Lovett Boggess. Aldermen Bill Robinett and David Heyman were absent.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Guest present at the meeting was Cindy Bell.
The Mayor asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on July 14, 2005 be considered/approved. Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion to accept the minutes as presented; Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All members present were in agreement with the motion.
Mayor Sowell asked for consideration/approval of the contract with Grimes County Appraisal District for tax appraisal and collection services for 2005-2006. Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion to accept the contract; Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the contract.
Mayor Sowell and members present reviewed the appraisal roll for tax year 2005 presented by Chief Appraiser Bill Sullivan in his certification letter dated August 5, 2005. Mayor Sowell also presented Mr. Sullivan’s letter of August 10, 2005 detailing the rate per $100 of taxable property, the time frame for publication of required notices, date for publishing notice of date, time, etc. for budget hearing and adoption, and a brief review of current financial information. Official acceptance of the rate will be an agenda item at the September meeting; however all members present were in agreement with the information presented.
Alderwoman Erna Freeman moved that all invoices currently due and payable be ordered paid. Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell informed the Board of Aldermen on happenings since the last meeting which included (1) lights installed throughout the business area and intersections by Entergy as requested; (2) Engineer Robert Lys informed the Mayor that oil had been added to the RAP so that work would begin soon and hopefully completed by September 15; (3) Mayor Sowell advised the Board that she had met with a relative of the Terrell family who is interested in restoring or replacing the old family house which is deteriorating rapidly; and (4) Mayor Sowell discussed with the Board Rickey Wehmeyer’s request for scheduled maintenance in and around the sewer ponds, etc.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.