Councilwoman Michelle Pearson announced that the Mason Police Department is sponsoring a Back to School Bash, which will take place Aug. 27 at the Mason Town Park. According to Pearson, the event will run from 2-6 p.m. and will feature fun for the whole family.
Bash activities include a karaoke contest as well as popcorn and other refreshments. In addition to the Back to School Bash, Pearson announced that plans are already underway for the town’s Fall Harvest Festival, slated for Oct. 15. The annual event will feature a petting zoo, car show and concert from the South of the River Band.
In other business:
• It was announced that council is currently waiting on estimates for the repair of the gray police cruiser.
• Mayor Mindy Kearns announced that she is currently working on agreement between Soul Harvest Church and the Town of Mason.
• It was reported that an ad was placed in the newspaper for street paving. Bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Bids will then be opened at the upcoming council meeting, slated for Aug. 4.
• Council agreed to accept the budget revision.
• Council agreed to get estimates on an office for the town recorder.
• Council agreed to purchase a new water tester for the town.
• Kearns announced that the Mason County Health Department recently donated a hand sanitizer station to the town.
• Councilman Marty Yeager made a motion to separate the water and sewer commissioner job and to allow him to be responsible for one of the positions. The motion was not seconded.
The next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.