Several members of the Burton City Council took oaths of office during a short meeting Tuesday.
Mayor David Zajicek, Ward One Councilmember Nathan Kalkhake, and Ward Four Councilmember Jerry Martin were each sworn into office for another two-year term. The three ran unopposed in May’s election. The council also voted to keep Jeff Eckhart as Mayor Pro Tem.
Zajicek thanked the community for supporting him and the council for the past two years, as well as the city’s employees and contracted workers for all the work they have done.
Zajicek said the city has seen much progress over the past two years, with the beginning of the city park, repairing and replacement of several water lines and meters, and the repaving of several streets.
Also during session, the council received a presentation from William Amelang during open forum. Amelang, with a group called Texas Roots, asked the council to consider accepting the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, containing items to help stimulate the recovery of monarch butterflies. After the presentation, Zajicek said the council would take it into consideration.
The council also:
- Approved an increase of payment for Josh Guelker, who is a contracted employee hired by the city to read all the city’s water meters. His salary has been increased from $300 per month to $500 per month. City Secretary Angela Harrington said the rate hadn’t been changed for roughly ten years.
- Went through annual procedure for police to accept an audit of seizure funds, as required by the code of criminal procedure.