The Mason County Commissioners met Tuesday Morning at the Courthouse. The meeting began with the approval of additional house for a legal assistance in the prosecutor's office in order to accommodate for training new employees. An addition of an Intern from the University of Georgia was also approved for the Emergency Management Office. The county approved the purchase of two vehicles for the Mason County Sheriff's office from the equipment replacement fund. One of the vehicles purchased will go towards the jail, with the other being used as a K-9 unit. The contract for the household hazardous waste collection day was approved, with the collection taking place on Saturday August 19, 2017. Appointments to the Local emergency planning committee and Mason County Growth alliance was approved. Prein and Newhof was approved as the federal airport consultant while, Layton and Richardson was approved to work as auditors for the county. Two leases were approved during yesterdays Commission meeting. The first was a move of the MSU Extension office from the State Theatre in Scottville to a building on the campus of West Shore Community College. MOM news spoke to Michael Krauch, about MSU extension moving to West Shore.
“The services are going to be enhanced by the move. It’ll give us the ability to better serve to community. That's why I’ve pursued this. For those folks who have concerns I encourage them to call the office, talk to me, let me know what their concerns are, so as we are making our transition we make sure we are doing our very best to address it.”
The Lease for District Health Dept #10 was also approved. Timothy Hansen was appointed to the Mason County Hospital Finance Authority and Barbara Neilson was reappointment to the Jury Board. The meeting concluded with reports from The treasurer, clerk and administrator.