2013 12 12 Minutes

Meeting Minutes


The Town of Anderson, Texas

December 12, 2013

Members Present: Gail Sowell, Mayor; Erna Freeman, Mayor Pro-Tem; Alderwomen: Carol DeBose, Karen McDuffie; Aldermen: Joe Boudreaux

Member Absent: Alderman: E. Tom Johanson

Anderson Attorney Present: Angela Collier Seager

Visitors Present: Cindy Bell, Kermit Bostelman, Susan Boudreaux, V.L. Snider, CPA

There was a quorum thus a public open meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Gail Sowell. The Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Allegiance were recited.

Remarks of visitors:

Cindy Bell updated the council on her property/trailer issue. No action by the board is required.

Minutes of previous meeting held on November 14, 2013 were read by each board member present. A motion was made to approve the minutes as written by Joe Boudreaux. The motion was seconded by Erna Freeman. All approved, motion carried.

Mrs. V.L. Snider, CPA presented the Audit of the financial and other pertinent records of the Town of Anderson for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. She reviewed the sales tax, expenses, net position, capital assets, the general fund, currents assets (noting that there is no restricted cash anymore), and operating expenses. She stated a copy of the Audit should be sent to the bank and the appraisal district. Mayor Gail Sowell will deliver the copies of the Audit directly to them. Mrs. V.L. Snider suggested we check with the State of Texas, now that the loan is paid off, to see if the town needs an audit anymore.

A motion was made by Erna Freeman on resolution # 54-13 to cast 2 (two) votes for Mr. Don Lemon for the Board of Directors of the Grimes County Appraisal District position. It was seconded by Joe Boudreaux. All approved, motion carried.

A motion was made by Joe Boudreaux to approve $50.00 per month to be allotted for the Mayor’s cell phone. Karen McDuffie seconded the motion. All approved, motion carried.

A motion was made by Karen McDuffie for the board and their spouses to attend the Grimes County Chamber of Commerce banquet being held February 1, 2014. The motion was seconded by Carol DeBose. All approved, motion carried. Mayor Gail Sowell will call Pam Beard for reservation information.

A motion was made by Joe Boudreaux to pay bills as presented. Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All approved, motion carried.

Mayor Gail Sowell informed the board that Angela Collier Seager stated that everything is on schedule with Mr. Billy Bean’s condemnation.

Mayor Gail Sowell also read a letter from the Master Gardeners in reference to the town project.

There was no closed session required.

Next regular session town meeting is scheduled for January 9, 2014.

Meeting adjourned: 7:44 P.M.

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Anderson, TX 77830

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