MASON — At their most recent meeting, council members for the Town of Mason were informed they could apply for a grant for the town’s sidewalk project.
Mayor Mindy Kearns stated at the meeting that intent to apply for the sidewalk grant had been approved. Kearns also stated that the application will be due sometime in March 2013 and she expects to learn whether the grant itself is approved sometime in August 2013.
Kearns added that if approved, the grant will fund the sidewalk project that is already in the works. When finished, the sidewalk will be completed from Foster Street to Anderson Street, and from Walmart to Wahama High School.
Also at the meeting, concerns were addressed of cars blocking Maple Street when parents are waiting to pick their children up from the school bus. Kearns stated she will have the police handle the situation and that they are not telling parents they can’t wait for their children at that location, but just to pull off of the road completely so to not block other traffic.
In other council news, Kearns stated that the Towns of Mason, Hartford, and New Haven have recently purchased a “Key to the City,” which was presented to the Wahama Football Team. Councilwoman Michelle Pearson also stated the town’s Christmas parade was a success.
Also making personal appearances at the meeting were Larry Daniel and Bobby Reed. Daniel expressed his gratitude to the town for cleaning the gravel off of First Street and the for speed limit signs. He also discussed who in in charge of police uniforms.
The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved with a first from Councilwoman Sarah Stover and a second from Councilwoman Pearson. Several bills were also presented and accepted for payment with a first from Councilman James Pauley and a second from Councilwoman Stover. Both motions passed.
In addition to Mayor Kearns, council members present were James Pauley, Michelle Pearson, Sarah Stover, and Recorder Deann Russell. Councilmen Nick Northup and Marty Yeager were absent.
The Town of Mason council will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2013, in the town hall.