Bullet-proof vests and park parties discussed at council meeting
By Agnes Hapka
MASON — New bullet-proof vests for Mason police officers, and a new idea for local weekend entertainment got top billing at the last couple of Mason Town Council meetings.
Ralph Ross, council member, announced that the new bullet-proof vests have been ordered, and that a new gate for the town basketball court is due to be installed. Council agreed to have Ross assist with police officer scheduling.
Other council members present were Shelly Allensworth, Bob Wing, Emily Henry, Marty Yeager, and recorder Deann Russell, with personal appearances by Robert Fruth, Susan Yeager, Becky Pearson, Donna Vickers, Kyle McCormick, and Matt Scott.
The council approved minutes from previous meetings and approved bills for payment.
Allensworth and Henry said that they would like to see the town organize a “Party in the Park” on Saturdays. The idea, Henry said, would be to have bands and food booths in the park on a regular basis. She and Allensworth also suggested the possibility of having a fireman’s competition at these events.
Henry also recommended that the council approve the town’s donation of wooden playground equipment. Henry said that if the town does not receive any bids on the equipment, they could give it to the Mason Recreation Foundation.
Other issues raised for discussion were as follows: an electrical problem in one of the shelter houses, a possible update of computer equipment, and the senior center memorandum — tabled for discussion at a future meeting.
Council reviewed three quotes for a new office computer. Council will vote on the computer purchase at the next meeting.
The council set a date for Mason’s Fall Harvest Festival. The festival is slated for Saturday, October 12.
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