MINUTES OF MEETING
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
THE TOWN OF ANDERSON, TEXAS
February 8, 2007
State of Texas
County of Grimes
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, February 8, 2007. Mayor Gail Sowell, Alderwoman Erna Freeman, Aldermen Tom Johanson and Ernest Henderson, and Attorney Lovett Boggess were present; Alderman Bill Robinett was absent.
Guests in attendance for the meeting included Cindy Bell, Jamie Shultz, Maurine Wehmeyer, Chester Finke, Wiley Hurst, John Wren, Wilma Carrell, Ginger Snider and Commissioner Pct. 2, Bill Pendley.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Commissioner Pendley addressed the council on behalf of the County to have the city declare Buffington St. east of Hwy. 90 and west of the courthouse turned into a one-way street with angle parking. Members of the council discussed various solutions with Mr. Pendley about the problem area. Commissioner Pendley agreed to check out three different suggestions and bring information back to the March meeting.
Ms. V. L. Snider, PU presented the annual financial report for the 2005-2006 fiscal year.
Mrs. Wilma Carrell addressed the council on plans for establishing a mobile home park on their property between FM 149 and Buffington St. She inquired about the procedure to put in (3) culverts on West Buffington to accommodate the project. After much discussion, Mayor Sowell said she would check the culvert policy and get back with her.
The Mayor asked that minutes from the regular meeting held on Thurs., Jan. 11, 2007 be considered/approved. Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; Alderman David Heyman seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Members were asked to consider and approve the adoption of an Order of Election (Ordinance No. 56-07) for May 12, 2007 for the purpose of electing two 2-year terms for Alderman positions currently held by Tom Johanson and Ernest Henderson and one position of Mayor currently held by Gail Sowell. Also requested was approval of Ordinance No. 57-07 calling for re-authorization of the ¼% sales tax for street maintenance expiring September 30, 2007. Alderwoman Erna Freeman made a motion to approve both ordinances. Alderman David Heyman seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
Mayor Sowell asked the council to consider and approve Resolution No. 38-07 concerning the e-Slate voting system and changes made for the election. Alderman David Heyman made a motion to approve the Resolution; Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor of the motion.
Alderman Tom Johanson made a motion to approve payment of all invoices current due and payable. Alderwoman Erna Freeman seconded the motion; all members present voted in favor of the motion.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m.