MASON — At the most recent meeting of the Town of Mason Council, council members held the second reading of an ordinance establishing the hours for public parks and other municipal areas and is now in place, according to Mayor Mindy Kearns.
A motion to accept the second reading of the ordinance was made by Councilman Nick Northup, with a second from Councilman Marty Yeager. Motion carried.
The hours established for public access to parks and grounds surrounding or adjacent to municipal buildings are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Kearns previously stated the ordinance would be in place following the second reading and also discussed what the penalties for violations would be. Those who violate the ordinance, as previously reported, may be fined anywhere from $10 to $500, and could face jail time of 30 days or less.
Kearns also announced at the meeting she had recently attended two meeting with other county officials and FEMA in regards to having the town reimbursed for costs from the June 29 storms and the power outages. Kearns stated she had no more information regarding the town getting reimbursed yet.
In other council news, it was stated at the meeting that potholes in Fruth Lane had been filled. It was also announced that there are still complaints regarding cats on Maple Street. Kearns also discussed locations around Mason were tree limbs needed to be trimmed and encouraged the council to participate in this effort. Kearns also stated she will get three estimates for the cost of trimming the tree limbs.
Councilwoman Sarah Stover also made a motion to allow the United Methodist Church to close Front Street between Brown and Anderson Streets from 1-7 p.m. on Sept. 8 for the church’s block party. Northup seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Also making personal appearances at the meeting were Larry Daniel and Herby Roush. Daniel announced the next neighborhood crime watch meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the town’s community room. Roush asked council members about the dilapidated building ordinance.
The minutes from the Aug. 2, 2012 meeting were also read and accepted with a motion from Northup and a second from Stover. Bills were also presented for payment with a motion to accept from Yeager and a second from Northup. Both motions carried.
In addition to Kearns, council members present were Nick Northup, Marty Yeager, Michelle Pearson, Sarah Stover and Recorder Deann Russell. Absent was James Pauley.
The town of Mason Council will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in the town hall.