Mason City Commission Selects Grant Writer For Water/Infrastructure Project


At their meeting on Monday night, the Mason City Commission spent some time reviewing the qualifications and experience of two companies who specialize in helping cities prepare grant proposals for large project. The grant being anticipated by the Mason City Commission could total up to $500,000 for a major water and infrastructure improvements in the City.  The grant request is being targeted for the 2023-24 grant cycle. Selected by the Commission was the firm, Public Management, which had recently been involved in helping the City prepare a comprehensive plan for utilities.

Other action by the City Commission included approving a reduced RV rental fee at Fort Mason Park for workers from Habitat for Humanity who will be in the area in the Spring building another Habitat Home.

Commissioners ordered a Municipal Election for May 6 for two places on the Commission that expire this year.  Those seats are currently held by Anna Velez and Paul Smith. The filing period for prospective candidates begins January 18 and continues through February 17.

As part of their meeting, Commissioners reviewed the City’s Quarterly Investment Report.  And, in their Executive Session, Commissioners reviewed the performance of the City Administrator and City Secretary.,

(Mason Mayor Frank Bartlett will be appear on KNEL’s Morning Report Wednesday between 8-9am with a complete review of the Mason City Commission meeting.)