The Burton City Council is entrusted to make decisions with the welfare of the City in mind. They are dedicated to making the quality of life in our city the very best it can be. Each Councilmember is elected by the citizens of Burton and each serves a 2 year term.
Mayor Pro-Tem (Position #3)
Monthly council meetings are located at the City Hall and are on the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.; however, special meetings can be called at any time. Agendas are posted for the public view the week before each regularly scheduled meeting. If you have an item to be on the agenda, please contact the City Secretary at least 2 weeks before the meeting is scheduled.
Citizens are encouraged to attend meetings to stay informed of business and miscellaneous issues the council addresses.
§24.09 DISRUPTION OF MEETING – PENAL CODE §38.13
(1) A person commits and offense if he intentionally hinders an official proceeding by noise or violent or tumultuous behavior or disturbance.
(2) A person commits and offense if he recklessly hinders an official proceeding by noise or violent or tumultuous behavior or disturbance and continues after explicit official request to desist.
(3) An offense under this section is a Class A Misdemeanor.
This section applies only to physical acts and verbal utterances that substantially impair the ordinary conduct of lawful meetings and thereby curtail the First Amendment rights of others. Morehead v. State, 807 S.W.2d 577 (Tex. Crim. App. 1991). A federal appellate court has ruled that it is constitutionally permissible to exclude a person from a public meeting because of the person’s refusal to address the topic for a which the meeting was convened, and because of his disruptive manner, so long as the expulsion was not because of any viewpoint the person expressed. Steinburg v. Chesterfield County Planning Commission (Virginia), No. 07-1181 (4th Cir. 2008).