Mason police radios going digital

Nathan Jeffersnjeffers@heartlandpublications

July 23, 2012

MASON — At the most recent council meeting of the Town of Mason, members discussed the upcoming conversion of police radios to a digital signal.

Mayor Mindy Kearns stated at the meeting that all police radios will go digital beginning on Jan. 1, 2013. It was reported that the town would like to purchase one radio for the old police cruiser, three handheld radios, and also have a charger installed. It was agreed among the council to get estimates on the purchase of the radios. The discussion was tabled until the next meeting.

Also at the meeting, Kearns stated the town would need to get three verbal estimates concerning the drainage problem on Maple Street. It was also stated that District One of the Department of Highways needs to look at the problem before the project moves forward.

Kearns also announced at the meeting that she had contacted John Gerlach concerning the Lewis House. Gerlach stated he is waiting on a grant that would allow the front of the building to be moved to the West Virginia Farm Museum. Council also discussed putting a construction fence around the property until the work is completed.

In other council news, it was announced at the meeting that members had no new information regarding the purchase of the building located behind the city building. The building is currently owned by the Clifton United Methodist Church. Councilman Marty Yeager also stated he would like Kearns to contact the railroad to see when lights might be put in the crossing signals.

Councilwoman Michelle Pearson also stated that “Remember Then,” a 50’s and 60’s band will be performing from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at the Mason Park. There will be no admission and refreshments will be sold by the Mason United Methodist Church.

The minutes from the July 12 meeting were read and approved with a first from Councilman Nick Northup and a second from Councilwoman Sarah Stover. Several bills were also presented and accepted for payment with a first from Councilman James Pauley and a second from Yeager. Both motions carried. Also making a personal appearance was Peggy Harless

In addition to Mayor Kearns, council members present were James Pauley, Nick Northup, Marty Yeager, Michelle Pearson, Sarah Stover and Recorder Deann Russell.

The Town of Mason Council will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2012, in the town hall.