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P.O. Box 68
Mason, TX  76856

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

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Fort Mason City Park

1015 San Antonio Hwy (Hwy 87 N)

Mason, TX 76856


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CITY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Monday, August 19th, 2019@ 5:30

Richard P. Eckert Civic Center




      IT'S THE LAW: Call 1-800-245-4545 or 811 before you dig. You may also go online at www.texasonecall.com and click "For Excavators" for additional information.

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.


The City Office is accepting donations to assist Mason County in continuation of the Senior Nutrition Program and Meals-on-Wheels.  Donations can be made at any time and also can be made when paying your Utility Bill.  Please just tell Vickie or Celeste the amount you wish to contribute to this more than worthy cause.  Your donation will be itemized on your payment receipt.  Thank you for your help.

The City Pool will open for the season on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019.  Hours of operation are available at City Hall or on the City's Facebook Page.  Hello Summertime!  The City Pool will close for the season on August 10th, 2019. We hope you've had a great summer!

City of Mason Trapping Policy
All traps picked up by the City of Mason will include a $15 fee ($5 landfill + $10 pickup). This fee includes both traps provided by the City of Mason, as well as personal traps set by citizens.  Traps will be set Monday and will be picked up first thing Friday mornings, as the weather allows. Traps will not be set during bad weather including rain, below freezing temperatures, or when under a heat advisory.  Traps will also not be set or picked up over the weekend. A citizen who sets their own personal trap on a weekend will be responsible for removal of animals trapped. If there is proof of animals being fed and showing ownership, a trap will not be provided or picked up until a $50 surrender fee has been paid. The City of Mason does not provide trapping services for the county, and will not accept animals outside the city limits.
 City Corner

CITY CORNER by Mayor Brent Hinckley



     A week ago the City Commission held a rather crowded meeting on Monday night, and after much discussion decided to approve the concept of a City owned and operated landfill. The motion that was approved provided for our consulting engineers to present some plans and designs that will provide a larger initial portion of the permitted area to be used for trash disposal, and some additional ideas that will save the City and its residents millions of dollars through the years and provide for future generations. There are still a number of specific designs that need to be worked out in detail, so we do not have complete numbers at this time, but this was a very wise decision in the process we have been working through. I want to express my sincere thanks to all of the citizens who shared their thoughts and concerns during the meeting, the many other citizens who showed up for both recent meetings to be supportive but did not get a chance to say anything, to Gerry Gamel for writing clear and accurate articles about the meetings, and most importantly “thank you” to the City Commissioners, volunteers and staff who spent countless hours working through the many issues and numbers to come to a conclusion that will improve our community. I will keep you informed of our continuing work and decision as we take further steps to meet the needs of our town and a County.
     One of the challenges of writing this column is that it is due on Mondays before 5:00 which leaves me with times that I cannot immediately report news that is important but happens after that deadline but before the paper actually is in your mailbox. The landfill discussions and decisions are a good example of my “catch up” writing that seems to be a bit late. Another issue is that if I have a conflict on Monday there may be complications in getting a column in for that week’s paper. That is the problem today and leaves me writing on my iPad while I am drinking coffee before even getting to the City office. This column will be short, but for the next few weeks I may not be able to get one written at all. This morning I have a couple of pre-op appointments in Fredericksburg, but next Monday I am scheduled for a total knee replacement and so I am pretty sure I will not get a chance to write anything that day. For the following weeks I will be struggling to get “back on my feet” figuratively and physically so I hope you will excuse me if I miss a few columns. The City of course will keep on functioning, and with the capable Administrator and staff that we have, as well as the other four elected officials, I am not sure I will even be much missed, but I did want to let you know why I am not writing for the paper for a short while.  Mason is a great hometown, and the people who work together to keep the City functioning are very much like a large extended family, we may not always agree but when one person is down everyone else works a little harder to keep everything functioning on a productive level.  I am very glad to live is such a wonderful community, and as we continue to work together I hope that you too will help to keep Mason improving and progressing for the benefit of all of us.











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