During the June 3 council meeting, the status of the property was discussed. A public auction for the building was held May 22, however, there were no bids on the property. Due to the lack of interest, council agreed to put the issue of the former building on hold.
In other business:
• Council agreed to accept the bid of $916.68 for a steel door from Valley Lumber & Supply Corp. The door will be installed at the Mason Senior Citizens building.
• Council agreed to accept the high bid of $855 from Glenn Edwards for the 2002 Ford police cruiser.
• Council agreed to accept the high bid of $1,268 from Grace Quality Used Cars for the 2004 Mercury police cruiser.
• Council agreed to look into the possibility of putting unused office furniture and equipment up for sealed bid at a later date.
• Council agreed to accept bids for a 24 foot by 48 foot block building to be erected at the sewer plant house. The building will house the generator and jetter.
• Council accepted the resolution to authorize the contract for the West Virginia Development Office 2010 Community Participation Grant for $7,000. The grant funds will be used by the Mason Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of a brush fire skid unit.
• Council agreed to accept a donation of $350 from the Mason VFW. The money will be used to purchase grills for the Mason City Park.
• Council met in executive session from 8:20-9:50 p.m.
• It was reported that a mandatory meeting for all town employees will take place 10 a.m. Friday, June 4.
• During the personal appearances forum of the meeting, Roxie Stone addressed council regarding the former city building. Scott and Shari Kebler also approached council to discuss concerns with the Odd Fellow Cemetery, while Loretta Pauley expressed concern over sewer backing up at her residence. Pauley discussed the paving of the city building’s parking lot as well.
The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17.