CITY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING 

MONDAY December, 14th 2020 @ 5:30

Richard P. Eckert Civic Center

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~HAVE YOUR UTILITY PAYMENT WITHDRAWN AUTOMATICALLY~
~SEE DIRECT PAYMENT UNDER DOWNLOADABLE FORMS~
~OR CALL THE CITY OFFICE 325-347-6449 FOR MORE INFORMATION~

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG !

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 Lisa or Bonnie 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.

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.

Online Payments

 

 

View and Pay Utility Bill Online

Registration Instructions on the Left Side Under Public Information

TO PAY BILL ONLINE PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A 3% PLUS $0.35 CONVENIENCE FEE. 

 WE DO NOT ACCEPT AMEX CREDIT CARDS.

 

View/Pay eBills

City Corner

Christmas & New Year Holiday Trash Schedule 2020

By Ray Avalos, Supervisor Landfill Operations

The City of Mason will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 24th and December 25th for the Christmas Holidays.

Trash trucks will run and pick up as scheduled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (December 21, 22, and 23).  

Thursday trash pickup, (December 24th), will be on Tuesday, December 22nd.

            Friday trash pickup, (December 25th), will be on Wednesday, December 23rd.

            Landfill operations will be closed Saturday, December 26th from 8:00 to 12:00 noon.

Landfill hours and trash pickup will resume on Monday, December 28th.   

            The City of Mason will also be closed Friday, January 1, 2021 for New Year’s Day.  Friday trash pickup will be on Thursday, December 31st.

            We appreciate all of your support and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

 

CITY OF MASON BEGINS CRITICAL WATER CONSERVATION PLAN

     The public water system of the City of Mason has reached a Critical, Level 2 condition recently, and the City Administrator John Palacio has implemented additional water conservation measures.  While we do not fear immediate water shortages, we feel it is necessary to move beyond voluntary measures to protect the water levels for everyone.  As the hot summer winds continue to blow and the dry conditions only worsen, the City of Mason will now begin enforcing mandatory water conservation measures throughout the community.  Rather than immediately banning the use of water for outdoor sprinkling, we will limit each water customer to watering only twice a week and only between the hours of 7:00 pm and 10:00 am, or hand watering at other times. We ask for everyone to water on its set days and continue our water conservations Plans: 

  • ·       All even numbered houses can water twice a week either on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between the hours of 7:00 pm and 10:00 am.
  • ·       All odd numbered houses can water twice a week either on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday between the hours of 7:00 pm and 10:00 am.
  • ·        You will be allowed to hand water if you so need to.

 We will be monitoring outdoor watering from private wells within the City as well as from the public water system since all of the water comes from the Hickory Aquifer and the negative impacts from depleting that water source will affect everyone in this community.

    We hope that everyone will cooperate and limit all non-essential water use.  We will begin immediately to monitor water use and will issue warnings and turn off unnecessary water uses as well as water sprinklers running during the heat of the day.   Beginning August 31st, we will shift from monitoring and warnings to issuing citations and fines for watering other than between 7:00 pm and 10:00 am and for other non-essential water use or waste.  If there is no significant rain in the next couple of months we may have to move to a Level 3 Water Rationing stage, but we believe that with your help and cooperation we may not need to move to that restrictive stage.  Your grass and plantings may suffer a little, but we are most concerned to protect the water supply for the critical daily needs of our residents, not just the wants of a few.  As we try to protect the health and safety of our town, we hope that you will help and that we will soon be blessed with rain that might limit this current drought.

 

City of Mason

Rate and Fee Changes

For Garbage Collection & Landfill Rates

Effective November 1, 2020

Garbage Collection:

  1. Residential, one pick up per week               $ 22.00        $ 24.00
  2. Commercial, curbside collection per week   $ 26.00        $ 28.00
  3. 3 Yard Dumpster

One pick up per week                                  $ 85.00        $ 94.00

Two pick ups per week                              $ 145.00        $ 160.00

Three pick ups per week                           $ 200.00   $ 220.00

Four pick ups per week                             $ 260.00   $ 285.00

Five pick ups per week                              $ 310.00   $ 340.00

Landfill Rates:

  1. General rate for City residents                 $0.06/lb ($10.00 min)
  2. General rate for County residents            $0.08/lb ($15.00 min)

F. Brush, limbs, yard debris, tree removal         $0.02/lb ($5.00 min)

 

 

 

 

 

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 Hall

P.O. Box 68
Mason, TX 76856

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

Emergency, Weekend and
After Hours Telephone Numbers

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