By Daniel Hamburg
Mason Times staff writer
Despite cold temperatures and snow covered land, the City Council continued discussion last heard at the Dec. 16 meeting regarding City Hall landscaping. In the past, a major complaint according to councilman Marlon Brown was that the grass was too high outside of City Hall. “When I went around and talked to people when I ran for election in 2012, one of the things I heard about was ‘What are you guys going to do about that grass in front of City Hall?’” Brown said. Besides problems with the grass, the City Council is taking steps forward to make the city hall a little more colorful.
MASON—An April visit by Kosovo citizens developed new links with businesses around Michigan. During the weeklong visit, Mason Mayor Leon Clark took the citizens to numerous cities in Michigan to demonstrate the role of business, government, agriculture and education in community life. These included the Ingham County and Lansing courthouses, the Michigan Capitol, farms, Michigan State University and several businesses in the greater Lansing area. The trip’s purpose, according to Clark, was to provide Kosovans with contacts and business opportunities while giving tours of Mason and surrounding areas. Clark facilitated business by introducing the Kosovoans to Thielenhaus Microfinish, a Novi-based company that does business in numerous European countries.
The Mason City Council presented a new city mission statement at its meeting Monday. Mayor Leon Clark said the mission statement was run by the council through a number of programs held in January. Clark said the council developed the mission statement by weighing the strengths and weaknesses of the city and positively collaborating with all council members. “Developing the mission statement allowed the council to really work together as a team,” Clark said. The new mission statement of Mason reads:
Mason is a community founded upon a respect for our historic past, while encouraging an atmosphere that values family, business, the environment and arts, creating a sense of place for present and future generations.