MASON — Recreation was a major topic of discussion when the Mason Town Council held its most recent meeting.
The council decided to set a date for the town’s ninth “Harvest Festival” at an upcoming meeting. The festival was not held last year, but will resume this fall.
It was noted that the inflatables scheduled by the town for the second Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Catfish Tournament were not delivered. Attempts to reach the Ironton, Ohio business went unanswered. The council voted to donate the $445 that would have been used to pay for the inflatables to the Children’s Miracle Network. Councilman Bob Wing stated he would rather have the money used locally, but the motion passed.
Councilman Ray Varian declined a suggestion that he be made a “co-commissioner” for the parks and recreation committee. Councilwoman Emily Henry will remain the lone commissioner for that committee.
Larry Daniels, volunteer chairman of the town’s Neighborhood Watch program, told council members the next meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. He informed the members that he and two additional witnesses had seen a truck recently knock over two town signs at Brown and First streets. Council told him the signs will soon be replaced.
In other action, the council:
Heard from resident Donna Vickers that there is a large pothole in front of her residence. Mayor Jerry Tucker told her the town cannot patch it since her home is along a state route.
Heard a report from a person interested in becoming a police officer;
Agreed to discuss the idea of a metro police force at an upcoming meeting;
Clarified that persons responsible for trash, high grass and noise on rented properties are the renters, not the landlords;
Directed town employee Steve Myers to get a quote to rent equipment necessary to dig a ditch line for a sewer line installation at Third and Pomeroy streets. An easement will be written, signed and notarized prior to the start of the project.
Approved minutes from the July 17, 21, and August 1 meetings; and,
Approved payment of the presented invoices.
Attending were Mayor Tucker, Recorder Donna Dennis, and council members Wing, Varian, Henry, Ralph Ross and Marty Yeager.