MASON — At a recent meeting of the Town of Mason Council, it was agreed to hire Ron Spencer as a full-time police officer.
After adjourning into executive session, council members agreed to hire Spencer, and Mayor Mindy Kearns has now stated he has already began his employment. On a similar note, Councilwoman Sarah Stover stated during the meeting the police department had recently received the necessary software for their computers. Kearns stated this Blue Crystal software was simply an update of their current software and nothing brand new for the officers.
Councilwoman Stover also made a motion to accept the levy, which Kearns also stated is an annual thing for the town. Laying the levy, which is how Kearns referred to it, simply means the council sets the levy rates, and any other necessary preparations, for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1.
In other council news, the council was also updated on the progress of the Waste Water Project. Councilman James Pauley made a motion to submit the needed paperwork, with the option that Jack Ramsey from Triad Engineering go over each item with the council and strike any items they feel to be unnecessary, and the motion carried. Kearns stated again that the Waste Water project was a project to upgrade and make needed repairs to the water plant.
The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted and several bills were accepted for payment. In addition to Kearns, council members present were James Pauley, Nick Northup, Marty Yeager, Michelle Pearson, and Sarah Stover. Also present was Recorder Deann Russell.