Temporary Hours of Operation:
The City of Mason Landfill will be open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Closed Saturdays due to limiting public interaction and potential contact with contaminated garbage.
Recycling Center is closed until further notice.
Mason RV Park is not accepting any reservations at this time due to COVID-19
Our goal is to protect our citizens and our staff. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.
During this unsettling time, Mason County EMS is taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our crews, their families, and you, our valued citizens. We ask that if you are showing flu, cold, or stomach bug like symptoms to not call emergency services unless you feel it is an immediate emergency that requires immediate treatment by EMS personnel.
Doing so will help prevent exposure to our medical professionals as well as our equipment needed to provide services to those in need of immediate medical care. We ask that you take into consideration the season approaching and the increased risk of snake contact within our county.
In addition to observing directives given by health officials and our government leaders, we want you to feel confident that Mason County EMS and our local leaders are taking steps to ensure the safety of our community.
Thain Martin Mason County EMS Director
City of Mason is temporarily closing our office to limit public interactions
If you need to make a payment, please use one of the two payment drop boxes. If you need to check your balance please call our office at 325-347-6449
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
From the Office of CITY OF MASON – JOHN PALACIO
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have been closely working together with numerous state health agencies to provide the public with educational materials on how to stay safe with regard to COVID-19.
At this time, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, however, there are precautionary measure that will help to minimize or even avoid the contraction of the coronavirus:
· Frequently wash hands with soap for a duration of at least 20 seconds;
· Cover mouth with a clean tissue or inside of elbow when coughing or sneezing;
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
· Stay home if flu-like symptoms are present, as well as, drink plenty of fluids;
· Visit local clinic as necessary.
For more information about the prevention and treatment programs, please visit the Center of Disease Control website – www.cdc.gov – or the Texas Department of State Health Services website – www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus .
It is critical that we AVOID panic! Please continue to check this website for local updates, should there be a need for Mason County and City of Mason to take further action.
CITY CORNER by Mayor Brent Hinckley
Last week our community had one of the most interesting experiences as we “graduated” our High School Seniors in a most public and supportive manner. Congratulations go out to all of those young adults that have worked hard to complete their high school education as well as participating in the many extra activities offered. It was amazing to read the Graduation supplement and see all of the variety of interests and activities, and we all wish each of you a great deal of happiness and success as you move on with your lives and work to accomplish your goals. I also want to reach out with a special “Thank You” to all of the people that put out extra efforts to make the graduation parade and all of the ceremony special for our Seniors. From the School Board and staff, to the Fire Department and the many City employees that held up the big banner and set out the many cones, as well as those many workers that were not seen but spent time redirecting highway traffic, Thank You! Everyone did an excellent job and each of you contributed to the positive experience that we as a community and particularly our Seniors and their family and friends enjoyed.
As we move past graduation and Memorial Day, the summer months are just beginning and some of the businesses and services are working at reopening and reenergizing our community. The Library is opening again along with some of our businesses such as the Community Thrift Store as well as the new businesses around the square, and although they may have somewhat reduced hours and new rules for their patrons, they will be glad to help you with all your needs. The City offices will be opening again next Monday, June 1 for our customers, and also the City Park will be open again for RV campers and other activities. One of the most requested City services, the Recycling Center will also reopen next Monday to allow our many citizens a chance to clear out all of the plastics, cardboard and paper as well as cans and bottles, and all of the other recyclables that have been building up at many of our homes and businesses. In all cases with the reopened services and businesses, we hope you will wear a mask and gloves if you will be close to others or touching “public” surfaces and respect social distancing for all of our friends and neighbors anywhere you are in public settings.
There is one further concern that I believe we all need to consider in these times of uncertainty and pandemic, it is important that we all accept and understand the need for health and safety practices to prevent additional spread of the coronavirus. There are many different opinions being bounced around regarding the need for masks and social distancing, and I respect each person’s thoughts, concerns and actions, but I continue to believe that we can each be the best neighbor if we help to protect each other from the complications of disease. I will continue to wear a mask in public and maintain a reasonable distance from others, even though I have had the virus and am not likely to be sick again or an active carrier now, but I believe it is important that we all act appropriately to protect the health and well being of our neighbors. There are still many unknowns about this virus and we may not know the result of our choices for months to come. We live in a community with many older citizens and some residents that already are sick or weak from other complications, and to respect them it is important that we each take actions to prevent additional spread of the coronavirus. We each have a certain freedom to do as we feel necessary, but we also live in community with others and we have a responsibility to respect and protect them, and we need to consider our actions and habits in light of both sides of this coin. Mason is truly a wonderful hometown, and I hope in the coming weeks that each of us respects our neighbors and accepts the many ways we can support and love one another as we continue to be a community of family, friends and neighbors.