Minutes 09/19/13

MINUTES OF MEETING

OF

BOARD OF ALDERMEN

THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS

Tax Rate Hearing

September 19, 2013

Members Present: Gail Sowell, Mayor; Erna Freeman, Mayor Pro-Tem; Alderwomen: Carol DeBose, Karen McDuffie; Aldermen: Joe Boudreaux, Tom Johanson

Visitors Present: Cindy Bell, Les Shipman, Brett Mize, Louise Sanders, Ken Sanders, Bill Sullivan.

There was a quorum thus a public Tax Rate Hearing was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Gail Sowell. The Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Allegiance were recited. Mr. Sanders opened the meeting with prayer.

Mr. Bill Sullivan presented the tax rate being at 0.2079 for this current F.Y. 2012-2013 and the proposed rate for FY 2013-2014 at 0.2029. This current F.Y. 2012-2013 values were 9,339,000.00 and proposed values for 2013-2014 is 9,634,000.00, an increase of about 3%.

Public Tax Rate Hearing closed: 7:03 P.M.

 

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

OF

BOARD OF ALDERMEN

THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS

Budget Hearing

September 19, 2013

Members Present: Gail Sowell, Mayor; Erna Freeman, Mayor Pro-Tem; Alderwomen: Carol DeBose, Karen McDuffie; Aldermen: Joe Boudreaux, Tom Johanson

Visitors Present: Cindy Bell, Les Shipman, Brett Mize, Louise Sanders, Ken Sanders.

There was a quorum thus a public Budget Hearing was called to order at 7:03 P.M. by Mayor Gail Sowell.

Mary Bostelman presented the proposed General, Sewer, and I&S budgets for F.Y.2013-2014, addressing additions and increases that are anticipated.

Questions from the floor were addressed.

Budget Hearing closed: 7:13 P.M.

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

OF

BOARD OF ALDERMEN

THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS

Regular Session

September 19, 2013

Members Present: Gail Sowell, Mayor; Erna Freeman, Mayor Pro-Tem; Alderwomen: Carol DeBose, Karen McDuffie; Aldermen: Joe Boudreaux, Tom Johanson

Visitors Present: Cindy Bell, Les Shipman, Brett Mize, Louise Sanders, Ken Sanders.

There was a quorum thus a public open meeting was called to order at 7:13 P.M. by Mayor Gail Sowell.

Cindy Bell, Les Shipman, Brett Mize addressed the Aldermen on certain matters. Les Shipman requested and received copies of this past year’s minutes. No other action was required by the board.

Minutes of previous meeting held on September 12, 2013 were read by each board member present. A motion was made to approve the minutes as presented by Erna Freeman. The motion was seconded by Tom Johanson. All approved, motion carried.

Joe Boudreaux moved to adopt the tax rate specified in ordinance 96-13 for the Town of Anderson FY 2013-2014. Carol DeBose seconded the motion. All approved. Motion carried.

Erna Freeman moved to accept the amended General budget as presented for the Town of Anderson for the current fiscal year 2012-2013. Joe seconded the motion. All approve, motion carried.

Joe Boudreaux moved to accept the amended Sewer budget as presented for the Town of Anderson for the current fiscal year 2012-2013. Carol DeBose seconded the motion. All approve, motion carried.

Erna Freeman moved to accept the amended I&S budget for the Town of Anderson for the current fiscal year 2012-2013. Joe Boudreaux seconded the motion. All approved, motion carried.

Erna Freeman moved to adopt the budget by ordinance 97-13 including all receipts and disbursements for the Town of Anderson fiscal year 2013-2014. Carol DeBose seconded the motion. All approved, motion carried.

Karen made a motion to approve a proclamation from Crime Victims Assistance program declaring October as being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Joe Boudreaux seconded the motion. All approved, motion carried.

Mayor Gail Sowell signed off on the final agreement between TxDOT, Master Gardeners, and the Town of Anderson for the Main Street Project.

Joe Boudreaux made a motion to upgrade the Mayor’s cell phone. Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All approved, motion carried.

The consideration/approval of resolution for the nominations to the Board of Directors of the Grimes County Appraisal District was tabled until we receive a list of nomination and then the board will vote.

Joe Boudreaux made a motion to sign the documents granting ASCISD permission for a company to bore under Hill Street. Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All approved, motion carried.

There was no closed session.

The Town clean-up date was discussed. Karen McDuffie will talk with Waste Water to coordinate a date for the clean-up. It is tentatively set for October 19th.

Next regular session town meeting is scheduled for October 10, 2013.

Meeting adjourned: 7:51 P.M.

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TOWN OF ANDERSON

P.O. Box 592
Anderson, TX 77830

Ph: (936) 873-3102