council meetings

council meeting schedule

Second and fourth Monday of the month
7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
Mason Municipal Center
6000 Mason-Montgomery Road

Open to the public.

The meeting agenda is posted on the specific meeting day on the city calendar. Once the minutes are approved, usually at the next regular meeting of Council, they are posted on the city calendar under the meeting to which they pertain.

Meeting agendas are also sent to subscribers of the city’s council agenda e-newsletter on the Friday before the meeting.

Meetings are taped and televised on Warner Cable, channel 15, starting the Friday following the Monday council meeting. Air times are Friday at 10:00 p.m., Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and Monday at 7:00 p.m.

You may also view council meetings on the web.

council actions

There are several types of actions considered by Council during the meetings.

Ordinances are formal enactments of laws. They include regulations, purchases of equipment, authorization of contracts, and other formal action. Enacted ordinances are codified for easy reference.
Resolutions are non-regulatory actions by Council and are used to recognize noteworthy accomplishments or events, to state the intentions of Council, or to request action from other legislative bodies.
Proclamations are ceremonial acts, usually to proclaim an event recognized in the City of Mason.

Occasionally, an ordinance or resolution is placed on the agenda and designated as a first reading, either as required by law or at the decision of Council. Action on such items is scheduled for a later meeting on the date determined by Council when the first reading is announced.

special meetings

Public Hearings are required by the Ohio Revised Code for certain proposed changes to the Mason City Code, zoning map, use permits, and other issues. They provide an opportunity for citizens’ views to be heard. Notices to adjacent residents are mailed by the city and public hearings are advertised in the legal section of the Journal-News newspaper. Any resident may attend a public hearing. The hearings are usually scheduled to take place during a regular meeting of Council.

Executive Sessions are closed meetings of city council. They may be held only for the purposes specifically provided by law: discussion of specific personnel cases, disposition of publicly held property, investment of public funds, and consultation with legal counsel regarding pending litigation. No formal action is taken in an executive session.

Work Sessions are meetings of the full council to discuss matters coming before the council. They allow more time for in-depth review and discussion than would be available in a normal Council meeting. Work sessions are open to the public. No formal action is taken in a work session. Work sessions are posted on the city calendar as they are scheduled.