MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
SEPTEMBER 28, 2006
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 2006-2007. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Visitors included Cindy Bell and Dwain & Pearl Steinkuehler. Ms. Stanley reviewed the budget and also reviewed the amended budget for FY 2005-06. The public hearing was concluded with a few general questions from the public at 7:12 p.m.
The Board of Aldermen then conducted a public hearing on the proposed tax rate for FY 2006-2007. The meeting was called to order at 7:13 p.m. The Board supported continuance of the established tax rate at $.2055 per $100 valuation. There were no comments or questions from the public; the meeting was concluded at 7:15 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 7:16 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2006. The Mayor, Aldermen David Heyman, Tom Johanson, Ernest Henderson and Alderwoman Erna Freeman were present. Absent were Alderman Bill Robinett and Attorney Lovett Boggess.
Council members reviewed the minutes from the August 10, 2006 council meeting. Alderman Tom Johanson moved to approve the minutes. Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion that carried unanimously.
The council reviewed amendments to the budget for the current fiscal year 2005-2006. Motion was made by Alderman Tom Johanson to accept the general amended budget as presented. Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All present approved the motion. Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to accept the Sewer/I&S amended budget as presented. Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion. All present approved the motion.
The council reviewed the budget presented for fiscal year 2006-2007. Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion to adopt the new budget by approving Ordinance No. 53-06. Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion that was unanimously approved.
Alderwoman Erna Freeman made the following statement “I move that property taxes be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of 0.2055.” This statement was in agreement with Ordinance No. 54-06 levying taxes for the support of the Town of Anderson, Texas. This ordinance established the rate of taxation and the percentage of actual value of the property to be used for, and during, the 2006 tax year; and providing for a lien on real and personal property to secure the payment of taxes assessed, repealing all ordinances, or part of ordinances conflicting herewith. Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion. Members voting “for” the motion were David Heyman, Ernest Henderson, Tom Johanson and Erna Freeman. No member voted “against” the motion.
Alderman David Heyman made a motion to pay all invoices and accounts currently due. Alderman Ernest Henderson seconded the motion. Members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell gave an update of the month’s activities and projects within the town. A resolution regarding illegal aliens will be looked into; town hall meeting was a success and will now consider a workshop on the issues; discussed parking for bank employees on College St. on part of property owned by Historic Anderson, Inc.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:53 p.m.