The Town of Anderson, Texas
Members Present: Gail Sowell, Mayor; Alderwomen: Erna Freeman, Karen McDuffie, Carol DeBose; Aldermen: Joe Boudreaux
Anderson Attorney Present: Michael R. Casaretto
Visitors Present: Cindy Bell
There was a quorum thus a public open meeting was called to order at 7:14 P.M. by Mayor Gail Sowell.
Pledges were recited.
Remarks of visitors:
Cindy Bell listed several items upcoming items with Chamber January 10th State of County -County Economic Development, C-Force grand opening same day. December 15th Dickie’s BBQ is opening in Navasota. January 6th – Brazos Land Co. ribbon cutting at 4 pm.
Minutes of previous meeting held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 were read by each board member present. A motion was made by Joe Boudreaux to approve the minutes as written. Carol DeBose seconded the motion. All approved, motion carried.
Cindy Bell added that on Jan 16th Historic Anderson and on the 17th Two River Heritage 18th will be meeting at Town Hall.
Item 6 – Mayor Sowell asked Erna Freeman about past purchases of Governmental Directory. Erna Freeman made a motion to approve the purchase of the directory for $35. Carol DeBose seconded the motion. All approved, motion carried.
Item 7 Council discussed the proposal for concrete material testing for the Chlorine Contact Chamber. The chamber would have to be tested and there may not be enough in the grant funds to cover this cost. The town would be responsible for any amount not covered which would be a total of no more than $1444.
Item 4 Joe Boudreaux asked to add items to the ordinance #113-16 regarding definition of Mobile Home Park, Park size and Residential Density. He asked the board to consider the park size to be no less than 2 acres. There should be no less than 3000 sq. ft. surface area for each unit and parking for two vehicles. He asked to add clearance space between units. For the health and safety of the neighbors, he asked to add to the ordinance a 15 ft. buffer zone with shrubs as well as skirting for each trailer all the way around. Joe Boudreaux moved to approve these amendments to Ordinance #113-16. The motion was seconded by Erna Freeman. All approved, motion carried.
TML had raised the town’s deductible this year to $3,000 for wind and hail damage. The town can buy backs it’s original $250 deductible for 5% of it’s contribution ($458) for $25.48. Erna Freeman moved to approve; Joe seconded motion.
Chamber Banquet will be at Camp Allen on February 23, 2017. Theme is True Texas. Casual western wear, western swing band. Once details come in the mail we will get an accurate count on people attending to purchase correct amount.
Mayor Sowell asked for approval for paying bills. Erna made the motion and Joe Boudreaux seconded. All approved, motion carried.
Erna asked if we are guaranteed to have a certified worker taking samples. Salvador is checking it and make sure he is licensed. Joe asked about repairs from Anderson Water Company regarding Roto-Rooting in front of Cindy Williams house.
Cindy Bell asked about Chamber board of director’s ballot. The second half of Item 8 skipped. Board chose 4 people to vote for and return the ballot.
Mayor Sowell updated all in attendance about items she covered this month. She met with Ian Momin of Subway. He agreed to lower the lights. Mayor Sowell spoke with Donna Lemons regarding pool. Donna Lemons asked if anyone had someone to empty it. Discussion was made about the proper way to dispose of the water in the pool and proper shut down. All agreed to just ask her to get with a pool company. Mayor Sowell spoke with Rayburn Imhoff about mowing some of the dangerous areas first. Betty Pavlock had a complaint about neighbors burning trash. According to our attorney Michael Casaretto, she has a civil cause of action but nothing the town could do about it. Another town resident had a complaint about Main St. Mayor Sowell stated that The Donut shop is looking good. They are remodeling the building. Brett Mize came to Michael Casaretto about purchasing a large area and opening barn-dominium size homes for affordable housing. Plans and roadway will be discussed when decided by Mr. Mize.
Open session adjourned: 8:29 P.M.
Closed session opened: 8:32 P.M.
Closed session closed: 8:56 P.M.
Open Session re-opened: 8:57 P.M.
Board discussed process for service award for the banquet. Mayor Sowell explained anyone can fill out the form.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:59 pm.
______________________________ Attest: ______________________________
Mayor Mayor Pro-Tem