Sheri Collins Memorial Walk & Roll

The community is invited to participate in the annual Sheri Collins Memorial Walk & Roll event taking place on Friday, June 1 in Downtown Mason. The 1-mile walk will begin at 6 p.m. at Mason’s Downtown Plaza and participants will stroll through the historic Downtown district ending back at the Plaza where they can enjoy the first Music in Mason concert of the season featuring music, food and beverages, kids’ activities, and more!

Registration for the event is FREE! Additional donations can be made during registration to support the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation’s goal of building Common Ground playground, an all-inclusive playground designed for children and adults of all abilities to interact and play together. Register today at https://bit.ly/2r3LYkA.

Participants are encouraged to wear purple to create awareness for Pancreatic Cancer as we celebrate the life of Sheri Collins, 14 year employee of the City of Mason and Common Ground advocate who lost her life to Pancreatic Cancer in 2014.

If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more about the Sheri Collins Memorial Walk & Roll, please contact the City of Mason at 513-229-8500 or visit www.imaginemason.org.

 

 

Mason Expands 2018 Music in Mason Summer Concerts

Music in Mason is back in 2018 with double the music and double the fun for the community to enjoy! The City will be hosting eight concerts on Mason’s Downtown Plaza on Friday evenings throughout the months of June and July. In addition to live music, the events will also feature food, beverages, kids activities, local business displays and more!

The 2018 concerts will kick off on Friday, June 1 with a Downtown Block Party beginning at 6 p.m. featuring music by 3 Day Rule playing the best of pop music followed by a mix of soul, funk, pop and R&B by The Company until 10 p.m. Kids activities, vendors and exhibitors will fill the streets so residents are encouraged to come out and end the work week with a night of live music and entertainment all for a good cause! Proceeds from beverage sales will benefit the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation’s all-inclusive Common Ground playground and the American Legion’s efforts to rehabilitate a home for veterans in need.

Due to the extent of activities taking place, road closures will occur to insure the safety of event participants. US Route 42 from the intersection of North East Street to Second Avenue and West Main Street will close beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1 and July 27 for the Downtown Block Party events. During the other six Music in Mason concerts, US Route 42 will remain open, and West Main Street from US Route 42 to North Forest Avenue will be closed along with North West Street from US Route 42 to Church Street beginning at 3:00 p.m. Detours for local traffic will be provided.

Local businesses are encouraged to take advantage of a free opportunity to promote their business as a vendor or exhibitor at one or all of this summer’s concerts. For more information on how you can participate please contact Dan Chambers, Program Supervisor at 513.229.8555 or by email at dchambers@masonoh.org.

For more information or to check out the complete schedule of Music in Mason concerts this summer, please visit www.imaginemason.org.

New Resident Coffee in Mason

Residents who recently moved into the City of Mason or the Mason City School District are invited to meet other new residents and learn more about the area during the Community Center’s New Resident Coffee. The coffee is being hosted by Community Basket representative Carrie Monley and is sponsored by the City of Mason and the Mason Deerfield Chamber.

The coffee will be held at the Mason Community Center on Wednesday, May 2 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Mason Community Center is located at 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road.  Refreshments will be provided by Meet Me on Main Café and tours of the Community Center will be included. Those in attendance will also receive a one-day family pass to the Community Center. Children are invited to participate in Kids Korner “free” while parents learn more about the City of Mason.

New resident coffees are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The next one will be on June 6, 2018.

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT MEETING: STATE ROUTE 741/PARKSIDE DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS

The City of Mason, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), will conduct a Public Input Meeting to provide the public with the opportunity to view preliminary plans for the State Route 741/Parkside Drive project. The meeting will be held on May 9, 2018 between 4:00 and 7:00 PM at the City of Mason Municipal Center, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040.

The proposed improvements include:

  • The realignment and widening of State Route 741 between Kings Mills Road/Parkside Drive intersection and Cox-Smith Road intersection.
  • The realignment of the Kings Mills Road including a tie-in of Parkside Drive, pavement replacement, new curbs, sidewalks, shared use path, lighting and drainage improvements.

The proposed project is anticipated to be constructed beginning in 2020.

The public meeting will be in a casual, open house format with informative displays about the project. No formal presentation will be given and the public is welcome to come anytime to view project information. Design consultants, along with representatives of the City of Mason and ODOT will be available to answer questions and discuss the proposed improvements.  Comment forms will be provided for those wishing to leave written comments.

Direct notification of this public meeting is being sent to property owners and adjacent property owners in the immediate project area. Notices for this public meeting also will be placed on the City of Mason’s website – imaginemason.org. If you are unable to attend the meeting, the meeting materials and comment forms will be available on the website after the meeting.

Individuals who may require interpretation services or special assistance to participate should contact Steve Hartke with the City of Mason at (513) 229-8520, five to seven days prior to the meeting, for arrangements to be made. In addition, should you need directions to, or more information about this public meeting or the proposed project, you may contact Steve Hartke directly at (513) 229-8520 or by email at: shartke@masonoh.org.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.

 

Celebrate Arbor Day at Mason Community Center

 

Join the City of Mason this year for family oriented activities and giveaways in celebration of Arbor Day! Mason’s Arbor Day celebration will take place from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 28  at Mason Community Center. The Arbor Day celebration is free and open to the public.

The event will feature activities for all ages to enjoy. Kids are welcome to create an Earth Day craft sponsored by Mason Public Library and Mason Community Center Kids Korner. The Warren County Water and Soil Conservation District will also have fun educational activities for kids. Patrons will also have the opportunity to sample healthy foods from Juice Plus and see a tower garden demonstration. Local recycling companies will have information available for local electronic recycling drives.

Applications for Mason Community Garden will be available at the event as well if you’d like to begin gardening this spring, and there will be free seedling giveaways from the City of Mason.

After the event, be sure to take advantage of the spring weather with a walk through one of Mason’s seven beautiful parks, or play a round of championship caliber golf at the Mason Golf Center.

If you’re interested in a free opportunity to be a vendor at the City of Mason’s Arbor Day Celebration, please contact Dan Chambers at dchambers@masonoh.org or 513-229-8555.

 

 

MASON ANNOUNCES BANDS TO PERFORM AT THE JULY 3, 2018 RED RHYTHM AND BOOM EVENT

The City of Mason is excited to announce that 2018 Red Rhythm and Boom will feature the 2010 Grammy Nominated band The Fray as the event’s headline entertainment!  The Denver-based group was formed in 2002 after two future band mates bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The Fray achieved national success with their 2005 album debut, featuring the hit singles “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life,” which achieved double-platinum. The City of Mason is also excited to announce that the event’s concert will kick off with an opening performance by the chart-topping group Five For Fighting!

The FREE patriotic event will take place at Mason Municipal Center campus beginning at 4 p.m. The event will feature kids zone activities and attractions such as a zipline, extreme air trampolines, interactive inflatables, a climbing wall, bounce houses, carnival games and more! Guests can also enjoy a wide variety of food options as well as adult beverages available throughout the evening.

A patriotic skydiving exhibit presented by Start Skydiving, LLC  will kick off stage activities at 6 p.m. The concert will begin shortly after with an opening performance by Five For Fighting followed by headline performance by The Fray at 8:30 p.m. The event will conclude with a 25 minute fireworks show at 10 p.m.

For more information regarding the free event please visit the City of Mason’s website at www.imaginemason.org or call 513.229.8500. We hope to see you there!

New Resident Coffee in Mason

Residents who recently moved into the City of Mason or the Mason City School District are invited to meet other new residents and learn more about the area during the Community Center’s New Resident Coffee. The coffee is being hosted by Community Basket representative Carrie Monley and is sponsored by the City of Mason and the Mason Deerfield Chamber.

The coffee will be held at the Mason Community Center on Wednesday, April 4 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Mason Community Center is located at 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road.  Refreshments will be provided by Meet Me on Main Café and tours of the Community Center will be included. Those in attendance will also receive a one-day family pass to the Community Center. Children are invited to participate in Kids Korner “free” while parents learn more about the City of Mason.

New resident coffees are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The next one will be on May 2, 2018.

 

City of Mason Names New Fire Chief, Bryan Brumagen

 

The City of Mason Names New Fire Chief, Bryan Brumagen.

Chief Brumagen began his fire service career as an intern with the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department in 1999.  He served as a Firefighter/Paramedic at Loveland-Symmes before coming to the City of Mason as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 2009. In 2012, Mason promoted Bryan to the position of Fire Lieutenant and in 2014 he was promoted to a Deputy Fire Chief for the City.

Bryan holds an A.T.S. in Emergency Medical Technology from the University of Cincinnati, a B.S. in Political Science from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Public Administration from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

“I look forward to facilitating and building upon the work that Chief Moore and the work the department has already done.  I am committed to working to remain one of the best fire departments in the State. We have a great team of people in the Fire Department and throughout the City.  My role is to support the organization and community.  I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead the department into the future. Mason is an outstanding community that deserves the absolute best” said Chief Brumagen.

Chief Brumagen and wife Sara have one daughter and three sons. Bryan volunteers his time as a baseball coach with the Pisgah Youth Organization.

Chief Moore served as Mason’s Fire Chief since 2007 and Safety Director since 2009.  “The success and reputation of Mason’s Fire Department began under the leadership of Chief Moore.  Training, leadership development and supervision within the department along with moving towards a full time staffing plan are now the foundation for the future of Mason’s Fire Department.  Chief Moore’s legacy for the development of leaders goes beyond the Fire Department and initiatives led by Chief Moore will continue growing leaders throughout the City organization ensuring the continuation of Mason’s premier reputation” indicated Eric Hansen.    Chief Moore will remain with the City as Safety Director assisting with special projects.

Eric Hansen stated “Continuity of Mason’s Way was an important component in the selection of the next Fire Chief.  Chief Brumagen is the long-term future for Mason.  His leadership skills along with the cooperative attitude among the Deputy Chiefs and Firefighters/Medics is an integral component to furthering departmental initiatives and organizational objectives.  I am confident Chief Brumagen will continue to further the departments reputation as a leader in the State.”

 

 

MASON POLICE DEPARTMENT HOSTS PUBLIC FORUM AS PART OF ACCREDITATION PROCESS

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will visit Mason on Sunday, March 11, 2018 for an on-site assessment of the Mason Police Department.

The Mason Police Department was first accredited in 1997 and has successfully been reaccredited every three years.  There are over 850 police agencies in Ohio and only 7% have been accredited.  To become accredited, the agency must comply with a minimum of 189 standards.  Accreditation is for three years, during which time the Police Department must submit annual reports to CALEA attesting to its continued compliance with those standards under which it was accredited.

As part of the assessment process the public is invited to attend a public information session taking place on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Mason Community Center, located at 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road.  Individuals unable to attend can make comments by phone at 513.229.8566 on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Written comments can be mailed to Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.  Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public information session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.

The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies outside of the State of Ohio.  The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations in the community where compliance can be witnessed. Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status.  The assessment team leader will notify CALEA commissioners of the results of their on-site assessment visit.  A vote will be taken by the full Commission in July 2018 to determine if accredited status is to be awarded.

 

For further information regarding the City of Mason’s participation in the accreditation process, please contact Lieutenant Jeff Burson or Captain Paul Lindenschmidt at 513.229.8560.

Community Wellness Expo at Mason Community Center

Community Wellness Expo at  Mason Community Center

Discover new and time-honored ways to get and stay healthy at the annual Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, February 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mason Community Center. Participants can visit over 25 vendor booths, and enter to win door prizes from select vendors! There is something for everyone to enjoy!

Come browse the vendor booths for a variety of health and wellness information! Featured vendors will include: financial planners, child care and tutoring centers, TriHealth, audiology and hearing centers, senior care centers, chiropractic offices, and more!  Come receive a variety of health and wellness information in one convenient location.

The Community Wellness Expo is free for the public to enjoy! For more information on the Community Wellness Expo, please contact Dan Chambers at dchambers@masonoh.org or 513-229-8555.