BURTON CITY COUNCIL APPROVES LAW ENFORCEMENT ILA WITH SHERIFF’S OFFICE

  

The Burton City Council has approved an interlocal agreement for law enforcement to be provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The agreement passed at Tuesday’s council meeting will have the Sheriff’s Office officially provide police patrol and public safety for the city for $15,000 annually.

The Sheriff’s Office, DPS, and county constables have provided law enforcement for the city since Burton Police Chief Greg Rolling’s resignation in August 2019.  The city council announced in June 2020 that it would “delay the hiring of a police officer for the foreseeable future,” leaving the police department inactive.

In other action Tuesday, the council tabled an amendment to the city’s current manufactured home ordinance.  A workshop will be held for councilmembers to further discuss the ordinance and the amendment pertaining to manufactured homes.  The workshop will be held February 23rd at 5:30 p.m., but is not open to the public.

The council also agreed to allow a resident to add a storage building to their property on East Texas Street.  In addition, it approved the city’s general and water/sewer budgets, and set a budget hearing on March 9th at 5:30 p.m.

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the council:

  • Approved a resolution authorizing the city to enter into an agreement with the state allowing the closure of a segment of the state highway system for the annual Cotton Gin Festival, set for April 16-18.
  • Agreed to abandon a water line under a residential garage on Brazos Street and extend a separate water line to replace the abandoned one.
  • Selected Langford Community Management Services as a grant administration services provider to complete a Texas Department of Agriculture Community Development Block Grant funding application, and to administer the program if the city is selected for the funding.
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