At the most recent Burlington City Council meeting, City Clerk Georgia Gilley reported that for the upcoming April 5 municipal election, several names have been submitted as nominees for vacating council seats. They are Lana Mireles and Dale Franklin, along with Paul Velasco declaring himself as a write-in candidate.
The seats being vacated are those of mayor pro-tem Kamron Weisshaar, Mark Burghart and Melvin Gilley.
Gilley also reported that a citizen-led petition addressing the sale and taxation of retail marijuana in the city limits was turned in. To qualify, petitioners had to collect signatures from at least 5% of eligible voters.
New radar units
Meanwhile, Police Chief Nate Hill reported that his department received new traffic radar units. They are currently being installed into patrol cars.
“Our aging hand-me-down radar was long overdue to be replaced, and this is a much appreciated upgrade to our fleet,” Hill stated.
Great year for Old Town
Old Town Museum Director Nikki Wall reported that 2021 was a historic year for the popular tourist attraction. She said gate attendance was up 54%, with overall revenue up by 62.6%. Total profit margin for they year, including gate admission, rental and gift shop sales was 67.11%.
Youth volleyball registering
City Activities Director Tyson Weisshaar announced that registration is underway for a new program, youth volleyball. The program will be for fifth- and sixth-grade students and will be instructed by junior high volleyball coach Celci Bakos.
Weisshaar said a minimum of 28 participants are needed in order to have at least four teams. The program will run for six weeks, beginning after spring break. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, with games on Saturdays.
For more information, contact Weisshaar at 719-346-8918 or email@example.com.