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Town Elections • Town Meeting • Annual Report

Town Elections (Tuesday, March 10)

Town elections are on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Polls will be open at the Mason Town Hall, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Rd., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ballot voting will decide:

Resources:

Voter Information

You may register to vote prior to election day or during polling hours

If you do not anticipate that you will be present to vote in person:

  1. Request an absentee ballot using the Absentee Ballot Request Form (PDF). Complete the form, and deliver it to the Town Clerk’s office by mail, email (scanned copy), or fax. You can also deliver it in person during open hours for the Town Clerk’s office. (For more information, see the Town Clerk & Tax Collector’s General Information page.) When your request is approved, the Town Clerk will provide you with an official absentee ballot.
  2. Complete the absentee ballot, and submit it to the Town Clerk by Monday, Mar. 9. The Town Clerk’s office is open on Mar. 9 from 3-5 p.m. If someone other than the voter is returning the absentee ballot, that person must complete an absentee ballot return form.

For more information on town elections, contact Town Clerk Debra Morrison.

Town Meeting (Saturday, March 14)

The annual Town Meeting is on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The meeting will be held Mason Elementary School, 13 Darling Hill Rd., and begins at 9 a.m.

The annual meeting will decide Articles 2-14, as listed in the 2020 town warrant.

Annual Report

When the annual report is available, it will be posted on the website for viewing/download. Email subscribers will be notified.

Hard copies will be available at the Board of Selectmen’s office, the Town Clerk’s office, and Mason Public Library. Copies will also be available at the Town Hall during polling hours on Mar. 10.


Town Hall Renovation Committee to meet on Wednesday (Feb. 19)

The Mason Town Hall Renovation Committee will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mann House.


Candidates Night on Mar. 4 (Wednesday)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 7:30 PM
Mason Town Hall, 7 Meeting House Hill Road

Snow date: March 5

All candidates for town offices are cordially invited to participate in a question and answer format, not a debate, as has been the tradition for nearly a decade.  All town residents are invited to pose questions in writing or from the floor. Jon Green has graciously agreed to moderate again.

Voting by ballot will take place on Tuesday, March 10, from 11 AM until 7:00 PM in Town Hall.  Absentee ballots are available from Town Clerk Deb Morrison at 603-878-3768; fax 603-878-4892; or email at townclerk@masonnh.us.

Sponsored by Mason Public Library (603.878.3867) to help voters become better informed. Organized by volunteer Barbara DeVore.  


Immediate opening for part-time library aide

Mason Public Library is looking for a reliable person to assist the staff 5-10 hours per week, and substitute when needed. This may include evening and weekend hours. Duties include covering the circulation desk, shelving materials and helping with programs. Good customer service and telephone skills are necessary. Library experience is a plus. Applicant must be a high school graduate able to use the computer and learn the Library on-line circulation system.

Send your resume and three references to library@masonnh.us. Call the Library for an appointment 878-3867.


Presidential Primary Election results

The Town Clerk announced the results of the Presidential Primary Election held on Feb. 11, 2020:
 
There were 1,031 on the checklist with 28 same day registrations for a total of 1,059.
 
There were 518 ballots cast for a 49% turnout.
 

For all residents: 2020 Mason Master Plan Survey

The Town of Mason is updating the Master Plan, last published in 2007, in collaboration with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC). The purpose of this survey is to gather input from the Mason Community to guide the Mason Planning Board as it rewrites the Master Plan. The survey includes topics which mirror individual sections of the Master Plan. Feel free to add your comments in the space provided in each section. In addition to feedback received from the survey, the Planning Board will conduct public meetings over the coming months for residents who wish to participate in the master planning process. Thank you for your interest and responses.

Survey: https://publicinput.com/R403

The survey will remain open through March 30, 2020.


Zoning Board of Adjustment: Feb. 17 meeting cancelled

Notice is hereby given for the regularly scheduled meeting of the BOA on February 17, 2020 at 7:30pm at the Mann House is cancelled.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is March 16, 2020 at which time wording for Application and Fee increases will be discussed.

Connie Lacasse
Clerk


Mason Broadband Committee to begin meeting monthly

The Mason Broadband Committee is holding its first public meeting at the Fire Station (101 Depot Road, Second Floor) on the first Monday of every month starting this Monday, February 3, at 6PM. For more information, contact the Board of Selectmen’s office.


Wilton Zoning Board to hold rehearing on Quinn Properties application on Feb. 18 (Tuesday)

The Town of Wilton Zoning Board of Adjustment is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, and the meeting is open to the public.

Quinn Properties, LLC has applied for a variance to section 8.2.6 of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance to relax the height limit for a proposed asphalt batch plant and silo on Lot B-10, 50 Quinn Drive, which would be 68 and 72 feet in height respectively, where the ordinance limits structures to a maximum height of 45 feet.

The Town of Wilton Zoning Board of Adjustment will consider this application in a public rehearing on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School Cafeteria.

For more information, download the meeting announcement or review the case history on Town of Wilton Zoning Board of Adjustment’s website.


Updated maps available

The following maps have been updated:


Winter Maintenance, Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy

The Town of Mason has adopted the Winter Operations Snow Removal  and Ice Control Policy effective Dec 16, 2019.  All residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the content as it describes the condition that one might expect to encounter before, during and following a winter storm event.


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.


Voting results (March 2019)