MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
December 11, 2008
The Board of Aldermen of the Town of Anderson met in regular open session in the American Legion Building in Anderson, Texas, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2008. Present were Mayor Gail Sowell, Aldermen Tom Johanson, Daryl Alford, Ernest Henderson and Alderwoman Erna Freeman. Alderman David Heyman was absent.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Mayor Sowell asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 be considered/approved. Motion to approve was made by Ernest Henderson, seconded by Daryl Alford; all members present approved the motion.
Mayor Sowell asked Aldermen to consider/take action on the resignation letter from City Attorney Lovett Boggess. Alderman Alford made a motion to accept the resignation; his motion was seconded by Alderman Henderson and approved by all members present.
Mayor Sowell asked members of the Council to consider/approve the appointment of Mr. John DeMille to the position of City Attorney for the Town of Anderson. Motion to accept Mr. DeMille to represent the town was made by Alderwoman Erna Freeman. Alderman Daryl Alford seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell presented a letter from Mr. John Lindon, Park Superintendent of Fanthorp Inn. His letter was presented as a petition by the State Parks Division of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. for annexation of Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site into the corporate city limits of Anderson.
A request for Steve Duncan to appear at the council’s January meeting was suggested. Others from the local area who might gain from being present at such a meeting were John Ratcliff and Mr. Brant, Superintendent of Schools.
Mayor Sowell asked members to consider/approve a new 5-year Interlocal Agreement for 911 services between Grimes County and the Town of Anderson. Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to accept the agreement; Alderman Alford seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Consideration/approval was also requested of a new 5-year Interlocal Agreement for Law Enforcement between Grimes County’s Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Anderson. Alderwoman Freeman made a motion to accept the agreement; Alderman Alford seconded the motion; all members present approved the motion.
Mayor Sowell asked members of the council to approve Ordinance No. 67-08 approving the 2008 tax roll. Alderman Johanson made a motion to approve the ordinance; Alderwoman Freeman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell asked for a motion to approve payment of all invoices and accounts currently due and payable. Alderman Henderson made the motion; Alderman Alford seconded and all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell updated the council members on projects and activities for the town.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.