Robinson: City councilman resigns

Robinson Councilman Brenton Lane announced his resignation at the November council meeting, however, his fellow members will officially accept his resignation Tuesday night. (City of Robinson photo)
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ROBINSON, Texas (KWTX) A Robinson city councilman is resigning.

Brenton Lane announced his resignation at the November council meeting, however, his fellow members will officially accept his resignation Tuesday night.

Lane is not leaving on bad terms;-he was recently promoted with the Texas Department of Transportation.

He's been with TxDOT for 15 years, but his new role will be in the planning and programming department.

Not only will the job be more time consuming, he says he would prefer not to have any ties to any local cities to avoid any potential conflict of interest as Robinson falls under the area the district oversees.

"Robinson has an incredibly talented group of city staff and board members and council members, I feel like there's good things ahead for Robinson so it saddens me not to be a part of it, but I know there's the right people in the right place right now to continue that progress forward," Lane told KWTX.

Lane has served on the council since November 2017 and was going into his second term.

The City of Robinson will present him with a plaque for her service, then open the application process for his prospective replacement.

The council will also consider Tuesday night electing a mayor and mayor pro tem for one-year terms.