City Council Meetings
The Bullard City Council invites and encourages the public to attend all Council and boards and commissions meetings. The following information has been compiled to acquaint residents with the proceedings of the meetings.
Council Meeting Dates
The City Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.
The Bullard City Council has six members. Five council members and the mayor are elected at large. Each council member serves a two year term. The council sets policy for the city and acts as the legislative branch of the city government.
The Council Agenda, which lists all items to be considered at each week's sessions, is available to the public 72 hours before the Council meeting. Agendas are available online, on the front door of City Hall and as paper handouts in the City Hall Council Chamber.
Council Members welcome public testimony. During regular City Council meetings, there is one opportunity at the beginning of every meeting for citizen participation. Speakers are asked to sign the sign-in sheet and to be conscious of the limited time available to those who wish to bring a matter before the council; therefore, each citizen is allowed three minutes to speak on non-agenda items, and five minutes for agenda items. The Council may not address any issues not listed on the agenda, however it may receive information.
- Minutes are taken at every public meeting and include the date, time and place of the meeting; the names of members present; the substance of all official actions; a record of roll call votes; the names of all citizens who appear officially at the meeting; and the subject of citizens' testimony.
- A quorum is a majority of Council members. The Bullard City Council consists of six members, including the Mayor, who does not count in the quorum, so three Council members constitute a quorum for regular meetings, and four Council members constitute a quorum for called meetings. An affirmative vote of a majority of the Council is necessary to transact any business at a City Council meeting.
- An ordinance is a piece of legislation passed by Council in accordance with rules that are not inconsistent with State Law. Captions of ordinances with penalties are required to be published in the newspaper after they have been approved by Council.
- A motion is a verbal action taken by the Council that must be seconded and approved by a majority of council for it to pass.
- A resolution is a written action taken by Council on a non-legislative matter that usually establishes Council policy or directs certain administrative actions.
- A consent agenda consists of non-controversial or housekeeping items required by law that are passed without discussion and with a single vote of approval by a majority of Council members in an effort to expedite Council business. Items may be considered individually by any Council member making such request prior to a motion and vote on the consent items.
- The regular agenda consists of items requiring individual consideration by the Council.
- Council and Manager comments occur during staff reports at each meeting. These comments relate to items of public interest: Announcements regarding local or regional civic and charitable events, staff recognition, citizen commendations, traffic issues, upcoming meetings, informational updates on city projects, awards, acknowledgement of meeting attendees, birthdays, requests for the City Manager to place items on upcoming agendas, and condolences.
Accommodations and modifications for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible, but no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Call 903.894.7223 EXT 109 or email with questions about accommodations.
If you have any questions about how you may participate in the governmental process, please call the City Secretary’s office at 903.894.7223 EXT 109.