MASON — Smoke testing for the Town of Mason sewer lines, as well as radio testing for the sewer plant, were items of discussion at a recent council meeting.
According to Recorder Ciji Casto, council members considered purchasing a smoker to test sewer lines to determine if any unauthorized personal lines were attached to the town. After discussion, the council agreed to get the cost of renting the equipment prior to a final decision.
The council did approve radio testing for the sewer plant, along with getting repairs on both town trucks.
Employee incentive bonuses were approved at the same rate as last year, including $200 for an employee working 40 hours per week; $100 for 21-39 hours per week; $50 for 20 hours or less; $50 for commissioner; $200 for judge; and mayor and recorder, $200 each. The money will be paid on Nov. 25.
Jon Parrack with Nationwide Insurance went over the town’s updated insurance policy, and presented quotes for employee health insurance. No action was taken on the employee insurance.
Plans for the Christmas parade were announced for Saturday, Dec. 5, at noon. Line-up will be at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church. Santa will be in the town hall community room following the parade with a gift for the children.
There will also be a tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at town hall. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be available.
Attending were Mayor Donna Dennis, Recorder Casto, and council members Ray Varian, Ron Heath, Emily Henry and Becky Pearson.
At a previous meeting, Darlene Roach and Sarah Stover were appointed town floodplain managers.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing and lives in Mason County.