Rosenberg resident Timothy Anders has a busy five months ahead of him.

That’s because Anders was appointed to the Rosenberg City Council District 3 position at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Anders was sworn in immediately following the meeting. He will serve until the end of the unexpired term, May 2020.

“I just want to help make Rosenberg better,” Anders told council. “The citizens deserve it. Rosenberg’s changing.

“We can’t just spin our wheels. We just can’t. It’s happening all around us.

“People have complaints about the noise, pot holes, et cetera. Yeah, some of that we have to deal with, but it’s changing and that’s the whole purpose here — we have to make things better for the citizens.

“All we can do is look into (the issues) and see what we can do as a council and do it as financially responsible as possible.

“The citizens don’t want tax hikes, they want reductions. We’ll have to look at all that and see what’s best for the citizens as a whole, not just individual little sections of the community.”

Anders has been a Rosenberg resident since 1973. He worked for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for 27 years. Anders replaced former councilwoman Lisa Wallingford, who tendered her resignation as a council member last Tuesday.

According to Mayor Bill Benton, Wallingford resigned because she moved out of the city limits. Wallingford said she left for personal reasons that she did not wish to disclose.

“This is not the way that I wanted to end my time on council, but life does not always go the way you plan,” Wallingford told The Herald.

After council accepted Wallingford’s resignation, council member Richard Olson made a motion to appoint Anders to the council.

The motion was seconded by council member Jacob Balderas and passed unanimously. Council member Steven DeGregorio was not present for Tuesday’s meeting.

The next Rosenberg City Council meeting will be held Jan. 7 at City Hall, 2110 Fourth St. This will be Anders’ first meeting as District 3 representative.

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