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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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Mason, TX 76856

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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.

 

POOL OPENS MAY 30th

10:30am



 City Corner




CITY CORNER by Mayor Brent Hinckley

 

     The weather has been beautiful for the past several weeks, but around the City we have been dealing with a number of problems and issues.  As we have tried to make the public aware through radio and facebook, the City has been experiencing some problems with our water system.  The City gets the water that we provide by pumping from five different significant wells, and last week the 50hp pump motor on one of our best producing wells gave up after many years of service.  That well is on the west hill very near to the elevated water storage tank, and we rely on it to keep the water storage tanks full to meet the daily demands of the residents.  As of today, Monday morning, we are awaiting the arrival of replacement parts, our crews are preparing the site to pull out the pump and the in ground piping, and working to be sure that all electrical service in the area is not in the way of the work that is needed.  The challenge is a bit more significant when you realize that the pump is a very large size and sits at almost 600 feet below ground level! 

     We are expecting the replacement pump and pipe will be in town by the time you read this, and the well will be repaired and the water system back to normal by the end of this week, but until then we are asking our community to practice good water conservation.   We have not yet had any major difficulty in meeting the regular needs of our residents for water, but any unneeded use of water such as outdoor landscape watering, car washing, swimming pool maintenance, or even just leaving the sink running for too long, should be avoided to prevent greater inconvenience to everyone.  The community has responded well, as they always have to the drought conditions of late summer, and the Younglife kids even cancelled their fund raising car wash on Saturday to help us keep up with the water needs.  We thank everyone who has helped conserve our water resources so that we can provide adequate water to our community as we work on this well so that our system can be back to normal operations within a few days.

     In other work the City crews are handling around town: the mosquito spraying has been completed and we are waiting to see when those pests need to be dealt with again, the swimming pool repairs are all complete and we have a good group of lifeguard applications so we should be ready to open on time, and the parks crew is working hard to keep up with the maintenance and mowing so that our parks are ready for your use now and throughout the summer.  We have several issues that the City Commission will be dealing with during the coming few weeks, including decisions about the water treatment to deal with the radionuclides as well as the permitting for the new landfill for the City.  We will have the audit for last year presented, and most likely hear legal opinions from a special lawyer regarding some municipal issues and make decisions on how to proceed with those issues, and there are a couple of other concerns that I expect will require careful consideration by the Commission as we move forward.  I expect that we will have a special called meeting of the City Commission in the next week or so, and after that I anticipate a workshop on budget and some spending issues to be needed before our regular meeting in June.  It is a busy time for our crews and for the elected officials to keep up with the many tasks that are needed to keep the City functioning for the good of all of us.

      I would like to emphasis again that we at the City are always willing to hear from our residents about problems, suggestions or just personal opinions about any aspect of our municipal government.  If you want to contact me, please feel free to use my email at brent.hinckley@cityofmason.us or you can call any of us at the City office 347-6449 and we will talk with you or get back in touch as soon as reasonable.  The City of Mason is a great hometown for all of us, and if we continue to communicate and work together we can move forward in preserving and improving our community for all of the residents of the future.


       
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