During Monday's regularly scheduled meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court, the two most time consuming matters for the group involved courthouse repairs and EMS staffing.
During the discussions on the current renovations and repairs to the courthouse building, Commissioner Stephen Mutschink shared his observations of the work that has been conducted thus far, and discussed some of the tasks that still remain to be done before the project can be termed completed. Much of the conversation centered on the types and colors of paint that are approved for use on the building by the Texas Historical Commission. Commissioner Mutschink told the group that the contractor and architect have both indicated that work on the roof and dome of the courthouse should be completed in one month.
Some of the items still remaining for the current project are:
- completion of the sheathing of the dome
- repair of the flat portion of the roof between the shingled areas and the dome
- replacement of the clock faces and hands with a new black face, gold numbers and gold hands.
The court recessed into executive session to discuss the applicants that have been received for the two newest EMS positions. During that closed session, EMS Director, Linda Williams, presented the court with a letter indicating that she had made the decision to retire effective on Friday, March 29, 2013. The court, upon returning to open session, took no action on the new employees, or on Mrs. Williams' retirement notice.
The next regular meeting of the court will be on April 8th.