Burlington City Council fails to censure member

An evenly divided Burlington City Council failed to pass a resolution censuring one of its own members for cursing and storming out of a meeting earlier this month.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports the council met Monday to consider censuring Councilman Tim Scott. Four members agreed to the censure Friday, but when it came to a vote Monday two said they accepted his apology and voted no, two voted yes and Scott abstained. The vote lacked a majority to pass.

At a July 7 meeting Scott, irritated about an incident involving teens shooting fireworks on July 4, cursed and threw papers at Councilwoman Becky Anderson.

In a television interview later he made what's been construed as racist remarks blaming some of the city's problems on black youth from Chicago.