MASON — Dilapidated properties were a topic of discussion when the Mason Town Council recently met.
Council members agreed to speak to the owner of the property at 1080 Second St. The council would like to have her approval to proceed with plans to have the two-story structure torn down.
Also discussed was a property at the corner of Brown and First streets. After the home was vacated, there were reports of suspected drug activity, and council would like to have this house razed as well.
In other action, the council:
- Heard a report that the projected time frame for the third phase of the ongoing sidewalk project is fall 2015 or spring 2016;
- Finished plans for the Fourth of July celebration;
- Agreed to pay for the rental of a bounce house and water slide for the Walmart catfish tournament;
- Agreed to advertise for a full time Class I water operator;
- Discussed the Neighborhood Crime Watch and if the program is helping; and,
- Approved the minutes of the previous meeting, and bills for payment.
Councilman Bob Wing stated he will contact Delegate Scott Cadle regarding the lights and unclean road on the bridge. The situation was discussed at an earlier council meeting, and the West Virginia Department of Highways has already been contacted, it was noted.
Attending were Mayor Jerry Tucker, Recorder Donna Dennis, and council members Ralph Ross, Ray Varian and Wing. Community members in attendance were Matt Scott, Becky Pearson, Donna Vickers, Larry Daniels and Colton McKinney.