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City of Mason, Texas Mason, Texas - Gem of the Hill Country Lone Star Cut Topaz - Official Gemstone of Texas!
 

City Hall 

P.O. Box 68
Mason, TX  76856

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

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Water & Wastewater
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Fort Mason City Park

1015 San Antonio Hwy (Hwy 87 N)

Mason, TX 76856

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Weather Report - Conditions for Mason, TX at 8:34 am CST
Currently 46°F
High 70°F
Low 37°F

Fair
2 Day Forecast
Wed Sunny
High: 70°F Low: 37°F
Thu Sunny
High: 65°F Low: 40°F
Fri Partly Cloudy
High: 70°F Low: 49°F
Sat Sunny
High: 76°F Low: 56°F
Sun Partly Cloudy
High: 77°F Low: 51°F

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Watering only allowed between 6PM and 9AM any 1 day per week!

CITY COMMISSIONER'S MEETING

December 8th at 5:30 pm

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All City of Mason Facilities Will Be Closed Thursday 11/27 And Friday 11/28 For Thanksgiving Holidays.

 Thursday Trash Route  will be Picked up On Tuesday and Fridays Trash Route will be on Wednesday.

 City Corner


CITY CORNER  by Mayor Brent Hinckley

 

     I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving on Thursday and a great long weekend, and hope that you have many blessings to remember and give thanks for this day and every day.  Congratulations to the Punchers on a hard fought win over Shiner, and it looks like we will all be “talking football” for a few more weeks!  The City electric crews are busy getting the light tree in Heritage Park and the lights and decorations around the Square finished up for when we have Light Up Our Town on Saturday evening.  The weather is beautiful for the next several days and probably for some time to come, and it seems this is a great time to be in the Hill Country and Mason is about the best place around to spend some time.

     As Gerry reported in last week’s paper, the City Commission met and after considerable discussion reached a couple of decisions last Monday.  The issues brought up about the new bridge over Comanche Creek were a bit of a surprise to me after several years of discussing this project, but with the agreement of the City Commission, I hope that we will finally see some actual construction on that bridge during the coming year.  Of course I have been hoping for that for the past few years as well, but I cannot imagine any more reasonable delays so I have some hope for action there and I will certainly keep you informed as that project comes up. 

     In the second major issue that the City Commission dealt with, we did reach a decision to move forward with purchasing a new side arm, automatic loading trash truck, to be delivered some time shortly after the first of the year.  There was significant discussion about the values and concerns in the two options at that meeting and the previous one, and after listening to the many opinions voiced by local citizens, the Commission made a decision that we hope will be embraced by most of our residents.  We realize that this will require some changes in the habits and routes of our trash collection, and the need for a change in the type of trash container that most of us use.  However, after considering the advantages to the work environment and safety of our crews, and finding reasonable answers to most all of the concerns that we heard voiced, it seemed best to move forward with the newer approach to trash collection. 

     The actual procedures that will be needed to adopt these changes will be discussed and settled over the next few weeks, and there will be several attempts to educate our residents on the adjustments so please look for these in the paper and through other news sources.  We did have a truck at the meeting to demonstrate to the Commission and visiting citizens just what is involved, there are samples of the various size trash containers in the City office for citizens to examine, we have determined to standardize with dark green containers rather than any bright colors, and our crews have ridden with Fredericksburg trash crews and they are very pleased and in favor of the change.

     We have tried very hard throughout this process to get opinions and suggestions and I want to assure you that we at the City did listen to every comment made and worked very hard to try and resolve the issues and come up with the best options for the present and the future or our community.  We have several different sizes of trash cans at the City office for residents to see and handle, and in the next month we will be contacting each house and business that has garbage collection in cans ( all 1157 of them!! ) to find out which size you would like, from the very large 96 gallon can to the much easier handled 48 gallon size.  The cost and how we will handle that expense is still under discussion, but I feel sure that the City will pay a portion of the cost and work to keep the expense of new trash containers from harming any of our residents.  There are certainly other issues that will need to be worked out, and we are planning to reconfigure the routes our truck makes so your individual trash day may change in this process, but I am still interested in hearing from you if you have additional concerns.  Feel free to stop me and ask questions or share your suggestions, or you can email me at and I will be glad to respond to you as I have to everyone else who has contacted me.  We in the City of Mason, whether staff or elected officials, are very serious when we say that working together we can make our town the best hometown in Texas, and we are always interested in your ideas or suggestions as we move forward.

 


       
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