Beautification Committee says it will cease its work
A second organization— this one a city-appointed committee — told Gonzales City Council it will be shutting down its cooperation with the city during Tuesday’s regular Council meeting.
Bob Burchard, chairman of the city’s Beautification Committee, spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting and said his group’s members are upset at what they perceive as a lack of communication with and support from the city.
“There is a feeling on the Beautification Committee that our feelings on beautification are not yours,” said Burchard. He said commitee members felt slighted at having been excluded from the city’s recent appreciation dinner for city commissions and committees.
“At your last meeting, you tabled one of our requests without discussion,” Burchard told the council. “We were ready to discuss it. There’s a difference of philosophies here.
“As chairman of the Beautification Committee, as of tonight the Beautification Committee is not working,” he said. “Let’s see if we can bring our philosophies together.”
The Daughters of the American Revolution — Thomas Shelton Chapter, which helps oversee the Gonzales Memorial Museum, informed the council at its last meeting that organization would no longer work with the city until a new agreement about support could be hammered out.