School will be over for this year in just a couple of more days and the Summer is already building to be hot, although we hope not as dry as the last year or two. The city crews have been at work, and we will be opening the swimming pool on Memorial Day weekend this year to start the summer right.
With the improvements made last year and this spring, the Pool will be ready for lots of kids and in better shape than it has in many years. There are regular swim sessions scheduled, times for adult exercise classes and parties, a continuation of the "read and swim" program by Mason National Bank, and many other activities so be sure and make the swimming pool a part of your summer fun. If you need information or want to reserve for a party, please call the city office at 347-6449 and we will try to help.
Our city crews are working to respond to several different problems, and are doing a great job of handling the tasks. The recent storms left a number of tree branches down all around town, and we have tried to get around and pick those up from the curbs; however, if we missed your house and you still have debris that you need help with to get to the brush pile at the landfill give the city office a call and we will put your address on the list. Our electric crews are working to finish up the electric conversion during the summer, and the wastewater treatment plant is receiving some much needed improvements and maintenance so that it will continue to serve our community well. After several years of promoting recycling, our recycle crew is working hard to keep up with the increases in at the Recycle Center, and we have recently put into service three new recycling trailers to provide even easier access for our community. Our city park is ready for many activities this summer, and our park host and city crews are doing great to keep everything in good shape; in fact, last week we had an "inspection" by one of the RV rating groups, and our park and hookups scored higher than they ever have and were highly complimented.
School may be out and the summer is at hand, but the City of Mason continues to be very busy providing the services and benefits you ask for and need. We are doing a better job than ever making this community the very best hometown in Texas, but we are always eager to find new things that need to be done. If you have ideas, suggestions or problems that we need to look into in the next few weeks, please contact your City Administrator, John Palacio, your Commissioner, or give me a call at the city office and we will all work together to improve Mason.
Your friend and neighbor, Brent Hinckley