MASON — The Town of Mason has set the date for its annual Harvest Festival, it was announced at a recent meeting of the town council.
The festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park. Although there are few details at this time, the New Haven Road Angels have already announced a car and bike show.
Registration for the car show will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, with awards at 3 p.m. Registration is $10, with proceeds supporting the youth of Mason and Road Angels charities.
In other action, the council:
Agreed to purchase an ad and sign from the Wahama Athletic Boosters;
Accepted the first reading of a business license ordinance; and,
Approved bills for payment and minutes of the previous meeting.
Attending were Mayor Donna Dennis, Recorder Ciji Casto, and council members Ray Varian, Ron Heath, Marty Yeager, Emily Henry and Becky Pearson.
A special meeting was also held recently by the council.
During the meeting, Phil Serevicz announced his intentions of opening a liquor store near the car wash and Walmart plaza. Tim Mead, owner of the car wash, also attended in support of the store.
Police matters were also discussed. The council agreed to accept the resignation of Patrolman Kyle McCormick. Gabe Starcher was hired as a full time officer at $13.50 per hour, with a 90-day probationary period. Hired as “per diem” officers were Jimmy Reynolds, Tyler Deweese, Dave Hardwick, Cole Johnson and Matt Stewart, all at $13.50 per hour.
The council also accepted the second reading of the business license ordinance.
Attending the special meeting were Recorder Ciji Casto, and council members Ray Varian, Ron Heath, Emily Henry and Becky Pearson.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing and lives in Mason County.