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Hours for the Selectmen and Town Clerk

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mann House remains closed to the public. Residents must make an appointment to enter the Mann House, and must wear a face covering while inside the building.

Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen’s office monitors mail, email, phone messages, and the drop box at the Mann House.

Regular hours: Monday – Thursday: 9am-3pm

Building Permits: Forms are available online. Use mail or the locked drop box to submit the completed forms and applicable fees. 

Timber: For Intent to Cut and/or Reports, use mail or the locked drop box.

Town Clerk

The Town Clerk’s office monitors mail, email, phone messages, and the drop box at the Mann House.

  • Phone: 878-3768
  • Fax: 878-4892
  • Email: townclerk@masonnh.us
  • Mail: 16 Darling Hill Road, Mason NH 03048

These hours remain in effect until further notice:

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursdays: 10am – 4 pm

For property tax payments and registration renewals for motor vehicles and dogs, use mail or the locked drop box.

For new vehicle registrations requiring plates, call 878-3768 for an appointment.


Drought conditions to persist; Selectmen urging residents to conserve water, report well shortages

Current conditions

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought is persisting across the state. According to the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook released on September 17, drought is likely to persist over the next three months, but drought intensity is also likely to improve.

This is only the second time since 2000, when the Drought Monitor was implemented, that parts of New Hampshire have experienced extreme drought.  When these conditions occurred in 2016, hundreds of private well shortages were reported.  Similar to 2016, well shortages are being reported from across the state.  As the growing season winds down and cooler temperatures set in, there is only a small window of time left to eliminate non-essential outdoor use in an effort to sustain supplies to meet essential future needs as the drought persists.

Selectmen urging residents to conserve water

The Town of Mason strongly suggests that all households take measures to reduce their daily consumption of water to help prevent private wells from going dry. Some measures could include eliminating lawn watering, making sure you are running the dishwater with a full load of dishes, and taking shorter showers.

The Selectmen thank you in advance for helping conserve water and protecting our wells.

Reporting well shortages

Residents are asked to report residential well shortages using the Residential Well Impact Survey form (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBMB6LY).  NHDES will track well impacts so as to provide current information on drought impacts in your region.


Eversource to replace transmission structures in Mason

Eversource and its contractors will be performing maintenance on the 367 transmission line located in Mason. Recent ground and aerial inspections conducted on the 367 line identified structures that require replacement for various reasons including woodpecker damage, cracking, rotting arms and deteriorated steel mechanics. Based on this inspection data, Eversource plans to replace a total of 19 existing wooden transmission structures with new, self-weathering steel structures in Fitzwilliam, Mason and Greenville in the second half of this year. 

367 Structure Replacement Program – Mason

  • 2020 SCHEDULE:
    • July – Winter 2020.
    • Start of Construction letter (attached) mailed July 1, 2020 to abutting property owners. Additional phone calls and/or emails: July 2020
    • Work pad “civil construction” estimated start date: July 2020
    • Structure replacements estimated start date: July/August 2020
    • Restoration activity is depending on weather and ground conditions: late 2020 or Spring 2021
  • PROJECT SCOPE: Replacing 10 wooden transmission structures with new, self-weathering steel structures of similar height.
  • PREVIOUS YEAR ACTIVITY: In 2019, 10 structures were replaced. In 2018, 2 structures were replaced.
  • CONTRACTORS: TBD
  • LOCATIONS:  Pratt Pond Road, Wilton Road and Starch Mill Road
  • CONTACT INFORMATION: Residents with questions or concerns can email Lydia Morton directly (lydia.morton@eversource.com) or email NHProjectsinfo@eversource.com or call 1-888-926-5334 for more information.

Mason Public Library announces curbside pickup

Mason Public Library is now offering curbside pickup for patrons!

Mason Public Library began curbside pick up Thursday June 11th. This service will continue every week. To request books, email library@masonnh.us or call 878-3867 and leave a message by 3 pm on Wednesday. Include book titles or categories (such as “three books on dinosaurs), your name, and a phone number where you can be reached. You will receive a call or email back, confirming that your request was processed. Pick up times are Wednesday 2-8 and Thursday, 2-4 pm. Each patron will have a bag labeled with their name, on the black plastic shelf outside the library door.

If do not have a library card and want to borrow titles from Mason Public Library, contact the library by email or phone and the librarians will assist you.

Mason Public Library offers online resources to make borrowing easier:

Browse the catalog using your computer or smartphone

Mason Public Library provides online access to its holdings catalog: https://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/signin.php?libraryname=MASON%20PL

If you want to browse from your smartphone or want more information, go to: http://masonnh.us/mason-public-library-online-public-access-catalog/

See all new titles

To see all titles that were added to the collection on May 1, go to: http://masonnh.us/mason-public-library-newest-titles-for-adults/

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