MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
October 13, 2011
State of Texas
County of Grimes
The Board of Aldermen of the Town of Anderson met in regular open session at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in the American Legion Building in Anderson, Texas. Members present included Mayor Sowell, Aldermen Tom Johanson, Daryl Alford, Joe Boudreaux, Alderwomen Carol Debose, Erna Freeman, and City Attorney Angela Collier.
Guests present at this meeting included Kim Falcon, Cindy Bell, Chester Finke, Dorothy Arrington, Tommy and Barbara Szymczak and Billy Bean..
Mayor Sowell asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 be reviewed and approved. Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Alderman Joe Boudreaux seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell and County Employee Sam Nobles reviewed the road repairs needed within the city limits. A new culvert was installed at the corner of Woodward and Austin Street. The county mowed the sides of the streets as best as they could.. A window was broken at the home of Mrs. Washington—it has been repaired by the county. Discussion was held among members as to what to pave. It was decided that the streets that needed the most work would be first and then the rest of the RAP would be used as needed. The old rap will be used to pave a road from the gate of the sewer plant to the plant itself. Motion was made by Alderwoman Freeman to over-glaze and repair streets in the city as discussed and the paving at the plant site; Alderman Boudreaux seconded the motion. Motion was approved unanimously.
City Attorney Angela Collier presented and discussed a report on the work scheduled, open, and completed by Bill Bean prior to presenting her decision relative to an extension of his 100-day plan. Attorney Collier discussed the various points outlined in the original schedule that Mr. Bean had completed, as well as those he has failed to complete or start recommended an extension of the deadline through December. She and Mr. Malek were in agreement to extend the period. Areas of contention were to be given a 15 day notice to get into compliance. Mayor Sowell announced that too much time had been spent on the discussion. A motion was needed. Alderman Boudreaux made a motion to deny the request. The motion died for lack of a second. Alderman Alford made a motion that at the November meeting (Nov. 10) Mr. Bean was to have completed the issues designated by Mr. Malek and Ms. Collier, Alderwoman Freeman seconded. Four members of the board were in agreement, Alderman Boudreaux was opposed.
With regards to the Peavy property Attorney Collier indicated she had reviewed material regarding an amended ordinance, right to appeal, etc. or go ahead and file with a Dist. Judge. She preferred filing with Dist. Judge—members agreed.
Mayor Sowell advised members that Alderman Boudreau had checked into speed limits within the city proper. Alderman Boudreaux advised the council on what he found out. A ordinance would be needed and he would get with the city attorney to prepare it for presentation at the November meeting.
“Trunk or Treat” Night has been set for Saturday, October 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. Mayor Sowell asked members to consider and approve this planned entertainment. Alderman Alford made a motion to approve the city’s participation and Alderwoman Freeman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the Motion.
Mayor Sowell asked members to review and approve payment of bills due and payable. Alderman Johanson made the motion to pay the bills; Alderman Alford seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell discussed activities and projects with the members:
Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.