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City Hall 

P.O. Box 68
Mason, TX  76856

124 Moody Street
Phone: 325-347-6449
Fax: 325-347-5955

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       Electric           
347-2247

Water & Wastewater
347-2245

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Fort Mason City Park

1015 San Antonio Hwy (Hwy 87 N)

Mason, TX 76856

             325-347-2064            

   
Park entrance

CITY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Monday December 11, 2017 @ 5:30

Richard P. Eckert Civic Center

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The City of Mason is an Equal Opportunity Employer; 

Supporter of Equal Housing Opportunity; Citizen Participation; the Fair Housing Policy; and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

ALL CITY OF MASON FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED

MONDAY DECEMBER 25th, TUESDAY THE 26th AND MONDAY JANUARY 1st

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE CITY OF MASON

HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE

MONDAY THE 25TH PICKUP ON WED. 27th

TUES. 25th PICKUP ON THURS 28th

MONDAY THE 1st PICKUP ON TUES. THE 2nd

City of Mason leaf Pick Up Schedule Starts Dec. 4th

 Schedule follows City Corner Article

 City Corner


CITY CORNER by Mayor Brent Hinckley

 

      The Thanksgiving weekend is behind us, although I hope that we all continue to remember and give thanks for the great number of blessings we enjoy in this community and this nation.  After the family gatherings on Thursday with the abundance of food, and the hard won victory of the Punchers on Friday, the Light up Our Town festivities on Saturday were a wonderful addition to a full and enjoyable long weekend.  There were lots of shoppers around the Square on Friday and Saturday, and as evening settled over Mason the lights were turned on around the Square, on many of the trees and shrubs of the Courthouse lawn, on the life size Nativity on the Northwest corner of the lawn, and the light tree and many new lights and displays in Heritage Park.  It seemed to be a wonderland of excitement for the kids with Santa, “train” rides and all the enchantment of the lighting of the Square and Heritage Park.  There was also the extra enjoyment of the luminaria trail down Broad St to the Christmas lighting of the Seaquist House in all of its beauty and grace.  Christmas is always a special time to experience the “glow” of Mason as it gives a special feel to the beauty of our hometown. 

      The City crews are working to catch up with the regular services, such as trash pickup, that were rearranged and rescheduled with the extra-long weekend.  Of course we will see these same schedule changes again in a few weeks as the City will be closed for Christmas on Monday and Tuesday of that week, and Monday for New Years weekend.  There are also several extra jobs and tasks this time of year for the City crews to keep up with, and they are working hard to meet everyone’s expectations.  Whether it is street patching, water leaks, new electrical services, managing the extra recycling drop-offs for the season, or just doing the regular chores that are required, all of the City employees work extra hard the last month of the year to keep up with the many facets of City work.  If you see something that needs doing or a special job that would help keep our community clean and functioning well, please let us know.  But also realize that there are many such jobs that need extra attention this time of year and we will get to all of them as we can, but please be patient until we can deal with each of them.  The City will start picking up leaves next week, so please see about raking yours to the curb so we can catch them all on the first trip around the neighborhoods because we may have to limit our time to provide this service with the reduced work force we currently have.

      I have been asked lately about the announcements of candidates for various elected offices that have appeared in this paper, and whether any City positions are up for election.  The announcements made recently are all for various County, state and federal government positions in the Republican primary which will be this spring, with the final election next fall for elected offices that will be filled at the first of next year.  In City elections, there will be some positions open this spring, but Municipal politics like the School Board, are non-partisan.  This means that no one serving in our City government represents a specific political party, rather they are supposed to directly represent the people that actually elect them.  The filing period for City elections will not start until mid-January, and I will be writing more about this in the next couple of weeks in this column.  If you are interested in serving your local community, now is a good time to start considering if a position on the City Commission might be a good fit for your interests.  If you have questions look for more information in the coming weeks or contact me and I will be glad to talk with you about it.

     On a final note, I would like to share a special thanks with David Hyden and his electric crew, the water crew, the City Administrator and other City staff, and several involved citizens for their help and dedication to get the new lights and decorations in Heritage Park installed for this Christmas season.  Many people in the past have talked about new decorations, but it takes a committed few to actually get the job done, and these people spent extra time and effort to provide a new “light show” for everyone.  If you see one of them, please tell them a special thank you, and if you see someone abusing the decorations or harming the lights please ask them to stop and leave them for the community to enjoy.  Mason is in my mind the very best hometown in Texas, and the Christmas lights are always a great time to enjoy and remember the simple blessings in our life that make this so.  Take time this Christmas season to enjoy family and friends, drive around and see the lights, share the excitement of the children, and remember the blessings of home and all that makes this holy season important to us all.

      

     

City of Mason leaf Pick up schedule

We will start picking up leaves on December the 4th. Please try not to put any limbs in the piles of leaves so our vacuum can pick up all leaves. Please put all leaves on side of street. If you miss us for any reason be assured that we will be back by the following week. If you would like to bag them up please call City office at 325-347-6449 and you will be put on a schedule. We want to thank everyone for their cooperation.

Monday December 4, 2017, we will be picking up leaves streets are:

  • Austin, Fuchsia, Willow, Hackberry, Schuessler, Fir, Oak, Pine, Orange, East Rainey, Post Oak, East Kettner, South Live Oak, Schmidt, Magnolia, Smith, Steapp Ln, Hofman, City park, Landfill road.

Wednesday December 6, 2017, we will be picking up leaves streets are:

  • Spruce, West Rainey, Post Hill, Wilson Elm, Pecan, Wheeler, Coolidge, College, Bryan, Short, Moody, Westmoreland, Lee, Howard, Merrill, Reagan, Martin, Herman, Ischar, Stengel, Ritter, Lemberg, Hooten, Leifeste, Mebus, Whitney, Collins, South Ave D, South Ave C, South Ave B, and South Ave A.

Friday December 8, 2017, we will be picking up leaves streets are:

  • Cardnial, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinely, El Paso, Ave F, Doole, Church, Doell, Fort McKavitt, Carter, Koocksville, Spring, Millard, Forsythia, Broad, Robin, Bluebird, Olmos, Fulton, and Pecan.

Wednesday December 13, 2017 we will be picking up leaves streets are:

  • Starling, Balsam, Sharla, Bluebonnet, Mulberry, Wax Wing, Meadowlark, Colorado, Nueces, Pontotoc, Loving, Hawkins, Bridge, Gooch, Ranck, Hey, McCollum, Cedar, Morrow, Bickenbach, Robinson, Comanche, Sabine, Brazos, Mesquite, and North Live Oak.

        


       
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