MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
AUGUST 12. 2004
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. on Thursday, August 12, 2004, with the following members present: Mayor Gail Sowell, Aldermen F. D. Calhoun, Bill Robinett, Tom Johanson, Attorney Lovett Boggess, and with Alderman David Heyman and Alderwoman Erna Freemen absent.
The meeting was called to order at 7:15 P.M.
Mayor Sowell recognized visitors in attendance at the meeting including Mrs. Maurine Wehmeyer, Chester Finke, Cindy Bell, Mr. & Mrs. Tony Pavlock, Avery Cunningham, Tommy Hurst, Brenda Williams, Molly Hurst, and Betty Jane Burlin.
Avery Cunningham distributed information and provided an overview of the 2-1-1 program which is a program of United Way of Brazos Valley dedicated to aiding citizens find any/all types of information to aid them in seeking health and human service resources.
Molly Hurst presented a handout and spoke of the growing need in Grimes County for a hospital district. Many members of the Proposed Hospital District Board present spoke in favor of the founding of the District.
Mayor Sowell asked members present to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on July 8, 2004. Motion was made by Alderman Tom Johanson to approve the minutes as presented. Alderman F.D. Calhoun seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor.
Mayor Sowell asked the members to consider/approve entering into a contract with Grimes County Appraisal District for tax appraisal and collection services for 2004-2005. Motion to enter contract was made by Alderman Tom Johanson; seconded by Alderman F.D. Calhoun. The motion was approved unanimously.
Mayor Sowell presented an appraisal roll for the Town of Anderson for 2004 as prepared by Bill Sullivan, Chief Appraiser for GCAD.
Mayor Sowell discussed the 2004-2005 fiscal year tax issues including 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 the current financial information of the Town. Members present made a decision to leave the rate as it was for 2003-2004.
Mayor Sowell presented an agreement provided by TxDOT regarding regulation of advertising signs within the town’s extraterritorial jurisdictions. Members present decided to table the question of turning the decision of such advertising maintenance over to TxDOT until the September meeting.
Mayor Sowell asked the council members to consider/approve payment of accounts currently due and payable. Alderman Bill Robinett made a motion to approve payment. Alderman F.D. Calhoun seconded the motion, which was approved unanimously by all members present.
Mayor Sowell provided information to the council on happenings since the last meeting. TXDOT possibly will provide materials to aid in road repairs of Main St. to the Fanthorp Inn with the county doing the work. She also talked about on-going problems with particular sewer lines. Mayor Sowell announced that she did purchase a cellular phone from Verizon at Turner’s in Navasota for city’s use.
Mayor Sowell moved the September meeting to the 16th in order to have time to prepare for the budget and tax hearings set for that evening.
Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion that the meeting be adjourned. Alderman Bill Robinett seconded the motion and all members present voted in favor of the motion.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.