MASON — At the most recent council meeting for the Town of Mason, a proposal regarding a change in trash pick-up for the town was considered.
Mason Mayor Mindy Kearns stated that New Haven Mayor George Gibbs presented a proposal of allowing the Town of New Haven to take over trash pick-up for Mason. Kearns reported Gibbs was told this was something he could look into further and something Mason may consider. Kearns continued, stating Gibbs would most likely need to check with the Public Service Commission, and that nothing was set in stone yet; the Town of Mason has not committed to any changes regarding trash pick yet.
Also during the meeting, discussion on a Mutual Aid Agreement for the Police Department was tabled until the next meeting. Kearns stated the agreement was something the state had sent them and they are checking with other towns to see how they are approaching it before any decisions are made.
In other council news, Councilwoman Sarah Stover stated that tires have been purchased for the police cruiser. Minutes from the May 17 meeting were read and accepted. Recorder Deann Russell also presented a third revision to the budget, which was also accepted with a motion from Stover and a second from Councilman Nick Northup. Motion passed.
Making personal appearances were made by Larry Daniel, Pete Shepard, Donna Vickers, and Danny Yonker, as well as Gibbs. It was noted at the meeting that Daniel will now be in charge of the Neighborhood Crime Watch Program. A meeting for that program was recently held at the Town’s Community Center.
Several bills were also presented for payment, including a reduced bill of $1214.70 from E and R Excavating. A motion was made by Councilman James Pauley with a second from Northup. Motion passed.
In addition to Mayor Kearns, council members present were James Pauley, Nick Northup, Sarah Stover and Recorder Deann Russell. Absent were Marty Yeager and Michelle Pearson.
The Town of Mason Council will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on June 21, in the Town Hall.