The rain coming about once a week, and the warm temperatures and sunshine make the past few weeks seem more like spring than winter. The City of Mason is taking advantage of the nice weather and working to clean up and make a few things better right now. We have completed the leaf pickup throughout the neighborhoods and have helped to clean up that annual problem, but if you still have leaves raked to the curb or bagged in your yard just call the City office at 347-6449 and we will arrange for a crew to come by and pick them up. Our Street department has been working to clear some of the dirt and grass from the sides of several roads around town to improve the drainage and provide a broader and cleaner road surface. This should help if we have heavy spring rains, and it will improve the daily use of the roads and help the surfaces to last longer.Out at the landfill we have had an out of town contractor come in to grind up and mulch the vast pile of limbs and yard debris that has been collected in the past year. This is a job that is far beyond the capabilities of our employees, but if you need some mulch for your yard or garden this spring bring a truck out to the landfill and fill it up with some of the “recycled” limbs from around town. With the number of trees that have suffered from the drought, we anticipate a sizable pile of limbs and yard debris to accumulate this spring so we are working to be prepared to deal with that problem in the next few months. Other aspects of the City are moving along just fine and there are very few problems to deal with. Recycling continues to expand and meet the needs of our residents to dispose of the “stuff” they no longer need. The Electric department continues to maintain and improve the electric distribution system to keep all of our power on. The new Reverse Osmosis distribution station at the Eckert Civic Center is working and being used by those citizens who want to get clean and purified water to drink and use. The Water and Wastewater departments continue to deal with each new problem with the calm and competent attitude we have come to expect, and the City office is continuing to work smooth and meet all of the needs of our staff and citizens. The City of Mason is running well right now, but if you have any ideas or suggestions, or if you see any problems that we need to work on, just let me or one of the Commissioners know and we will see how best to address them. Our goal is to make Mason the very best hometown in Texas, and this week it certainly looks like we are getting closer to that goal.
Your friend and neighbor, Brent Hinckley