Council votes on new hires, playground equipment
by Agnes Hapka firstname.lastname@example.org
MASON — Mason Town Council resolved the issue of the town’s wooden playground equipment at its recent meeting, voting to donate the playset to the Mason Recreational Foundation.
The council has not received any bids for the equipment, which prompted Councilwoman Allensworth to recommend the donation.
Mayor Jerry Tucker called the meeting to order; council members present were Ralph Ross, Bob Wing, Marty Yeager, Emily Henry, Shelly Allensworth and Deann Russell, recorder.
Members of the public attending were Robert Fruth, Marsha Pearson, Justin Cavender, Becky Pearson, Larry Daniel, and Michelle Pearson. Daniel asked about the faucets at the senior center, and said that the next Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting is set for 6:30 p.m., August 6, in the town’s community room.
Tucker noted that he is waiting to review the cost of ADA handrails for the second phase of the sidewalk project at the town park. He added that he is still looking into the issue of water at park; he said that a water line will need to be installed in order to run water to the upper shelter houses at the park. Henry brought up the subject of the parking lots at the park; she said she would like to see some improvements in the lots’ appearance. Allensworth and Henry stated that they are in the process of Fall Harvest Festival preparations for the town.
The council agreed upon the employement of three new police officers. The council voted to hire Wayne Woolard and Kyle McCormick on a full time basis, and Justin Cavender on a part-time basis. All three new hires will remain on a probationary period for six months.
The council also voted to hire a new fulltime town employee, Aaron Woodard, who will work in the water department. Woodard will undergo a six-month probationary period.
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