Minutes 09/22/11

MINUTES OF MEETING

OF

BOARD OF ALDERMEN

THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS

SEPTEMBER 22, 2011

State of Texas

County of Grimes

The Board of Aldermen of the Town of Anderson conducted a public hearing on the proposed budget for FY 2011-2012. In attendance were Mayor Gail Sowell, Aldermen Daryl Alford, Joe Boudreaux, Tom Johanson, Alderwoman Erna Freeman and Attorney Angela Davis. Absent was Alderwoman Carol Debose. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Stanley reviewed the proposed budget for 2011-2012. There were no comments or questions from the public. The meeting was closed at 7:15 p.m.

The Board of Aldermen then conducted a public hearing on the proposed tax rate for FY 2011-2012. The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m. The Board members expressed approval and acceptance of the rate proposed in Ordinance No. 84-11 for the coming year at the established tax rate of $0.2079 per $100 of valuation. There were no comments or questions from the public. The meeting was concluded at 7:18 p.m.

The Board of Aldermen of the Town of Anderson then met in regular open session in the American Legion Building in Anderson, Texas, at 7:18 p.m., Thursday, September 22, 2011. The Mayor, Aldermen Daryl Alford, Joe Boudreaux, Tom Johanson, Alderwoman Erna Freeman, and Attorney Angela Davis were present. Absent was Alderwoman Carol DeBose.

Guests attending this meeting included Cindy Bell, Chester Finke, and Billy Bean.

Members were asked to read and approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on Thursday, August 11, 2011. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to accept the minutes as presented with a correction in wording of tax rate as required by GCAD; Alderman Alford seconded the motion, all members present voted in favor.

Mayor Sowell asked members to consider/approve amendments to the budget for the current fiscal year 2010-2011. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to accept the amended budget as presented; Alderman Alford seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.

Mayor Sowell presented Ordinance No. 84-11 to adopt a tax rate for the Town of Anderson for FY 2011-2012. Alderman Johanson moved that property tax rate of $0.2079 per $100 of valuation be adopted. Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.

Mayor Sowell asked Members to consider/adopt a budget by Ordinance (83-11) including all receipts and disbursements, for the Town of Anderson for the FY 2011-2012. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 83-11 for this purpose. Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor.

Mayor Sowell advised that a representative from the Crime Victims Assistance Program was to be present to read a Proclamation declaring October as being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Inasmuch as she was unable to be present, Mayor Sowell read the proclamation. Alderman Johanson made a motion to activate the proclamation; Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.

Mayor Sowell asked members to consider/approve by resolution nominations to the Board of Directors of the Grimes County Appraisal District. After discussion of members on the board, the aldermen agreed to accept the first four names provided by GCAD and adding our nomination of Tommy Szymcak. Alderman Johanson made a motion to accept this choice by the members; Alderwoman Freeman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.

A revised contract between the Anderson Water Co., Inc. and the Town of Anderson is still in the works and will be presented at a later date.

Mayor Sowell asked members to discuss, consider and approve a request from Billy Bean for an extension of the 100 day schedule previously established to December 31, 2011. After much discussion, Alderwoman Freeman asked the members to consider tabling this issue until counsel could gather information and advise the members what direction to take.

Attorney Davis indicated that the paperwork on the Peavy property was complete. Alderman Alford made a motion to go forward with the condemnation project; Alderwoman Freeman seconded the motion. There was an indication that some cost would be involved, but recoverable. All members present voted in favor of the motion.

Mayor Sowell asked members to consider and approve payment of invoices currently due and payable. After some discussion relating to the size of the annual donation to the Anderson Volunteer Fire Dept. it was determined that the usual contribution would be paid this month, and an additional contribution would be considered in Oct. Alderman Alford made a motion to pay all bills due and payable; Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion. All members voted in favor of the motion.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

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TOWN OF ANDERSON

P.O. Box 592
Anderson, TX 77830

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