The Mason County Board of commissioners met last night at the Mason County Courthouse. The meeting opened with correspondences from the DEQ approving amendments of adding Wexford county to the Mason County Solid Waste management plan.Mary Reilly presented the 2016 building planning and zoning annual report. She noted an increase in building investments in the form of new homes, pole buildings and remodels with the change in economy.
The commission approved Judge Nellis to fill 2 positions in the probate court office early to allow for staff training.A part time position was also approved for the Mason County Airport to take over the duties previously handled by the retiring Dave Johnson and Mason County Aviation.
Doreen Dunblazer was honored for her work in the Mason County Prosecutor's office as a legal assistant, crime victims advocate and support specialist.A request to purchase a computer from the equipment replacement fund for the Sheriff's computer forensic investigator was approved.Dave Johnson was honored for his outstanding work at the Mason County Airport. Airport discussion continued with the approval to purchase a tractor and mower for the airport.
An increase by 3.14% in the budget was approved. Services provided by the county are expected to remain the same with the increase. The meeting conclude with the approval of Point & Pay as the new credit card payment service. This change was requested by Mason County Treasurer Andrew Kmetz in an effort to provide better payment services to the public.