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Mason School Club Holiday Fair on Dec. 12-14

The Mason School Club Holiday Fair Shopping Extravaganza: Shopping, Crafts, Raffles, Bake Sale

  • Thursday, December 12, 5pm – 8pm
  • Friday, December 13, 3pm – 8pm
  • Saturday, December 14, 9am – 1pm

Located at: Mason Town Hall 7 Meetinghouse Hill Road

All proceeds from this fair will benefit the students of Mason Elementary.

Everyone gets 1 FREE raffle ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased for more chances to win!

Click here to download the flyer.

Follow details on our Facebook event page: https://facebook.com/events/2433132210267431/

Message from the Selectmen regarding the recent snowstorm

Thursday, Dec. 5

To all residents of Mason:

We thank you for your patience regarding the first storm of the season. The extraordinary atypical storm lasted over 2 days with unusually high snow amounts of 28-30 inches. Public safety is the primary priority for the town, and the town ensures Police, Fire, and Ambulance will get to their destinations.

Although the storm coverage was not perfect, the Highway Department did a good job overcoming challenges such as whiteout conditions, heavy snow, some equipment trouble and eventual crew fatigue.

The Board of Selectmen and Road Agent met on Wednesday, Dec. 4., to debrief on the storm. We have been advertising for Highway Department part time and full time positions with limited response. We are making every effort to expand the crew to better manage flex coverage and provide our employees with opportunities for rest breaks while keeping some crew on the road.

Property tax bills due on Dec. 26

The tax bills were mailed on Nov. 21 with a due date of Dec. 26. As an FYI, all tax bills must be mailed to the owner of record, regardless of whether an escrow payment is made from a bank. You can also view your bill online at www.nhtaxkiosk.com.

For more information, contact Town Clerk Debra Morrison.

New Conservation Plan available online

The Conservation Plan for Mason is now completed, thanks to all who contributed their ideas.

The Plan’s Vision, Goals, and Recommendations, with Steps for Town Boards to Implement the Plan, are all set forth in only 7 pages! A review of Mason’s Natural Resources Inventory is included in the Appendices as background for the Conservation Plan.

Property assessments in November

The Assessing Department is beginning its third year of a five-year database maintenance program. As part of this program. Granite Hill Municipal Services will be doing an annual inspection of approximately 20% of the properties in town. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions, call the Board of Selectmen’s office at 878-2070.

Seeking volunteers for the Town Hall restoration project

The Town voted $5000 at the 2018 Town Meeting to fund a building assessment for the Town Hall, prior to replacing the roof. The building has since been nominated and named to the State Register of Historic Places, which enabled us to get a matching grant to fund the assessment review. The review is done, the report in, and the next step is having the phases of work clearly defined and presented in a format to get bids on the jobs.

We are looking for individuals who have the time, talent and interest to dedicate to guiding this project through its completion over the next few years. This committee would need to address a few areas. Funding is obviously a key component to the restoration, and people with grant writing experience or experience/contacts with private or corporate donations would be invaluable. Bringing the project to the town residents in either an informational way or presenting the need for funding through a warrant at town meeting are different skills needed. Work experience/knowledge related to the trades that would be involved in the restoration, either in a supervisory or craftsman capacity, will be needed as well. People with good financial skills are needed, as well as people who are willing to help with any task that is asked. Any background with restoration projects is a plus!

If you have any interest in being a part of this committee, please let us know! Call the selectmen’s office (878-2070), or email administration@masonnh.us and let us know your potential availability and skills you bring to the project.

Voting results (March 2019)