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Official public notices regarding COVID-19

The Board of Selectmen’s office has compiled a series of public notices regarding COVID-19 preparedness:

  • Board of Selectmen’s office
  • Town Clerk’s office
  • Press release from the DMV
  • Mason Public Library

Click here to view the notices: http://masonnh.us/wp-content/uploads/TownofMason_COVID19-PublicNotice_Mar19-2020.pdf


Webinar on solar power at home (Sunday, Apr. 5)

Sunday, April, 5, 2020, 6:15 p.m.
Details on joining the webinar by video and phone below.

Save both $$$ and the planet with solar power at your home.

  • How much power you can generate?
  • How much it will cost?
  • How to save by installing yourself
  • How fast it will pay for itself

Presented by Hillsborough County Area Renewable Energy Initiative, a local volunteer-run non-profit. Facilitated by the Town of Mason Energy Commission.

To join the video meeting: https://meet.google.com/yya-fspn-izw
To join by phone, dial +1 304-503-4767 and enter this PIN: 788 037 558#
To view more phone numbers: https://tel.meet/yya-fspn-izw?hs=5


Virtual Button Up Workshop with NHSaves on Apr. 7

The following announcement is from NH Local Energy Solutions Workgroup:

Title: Virtual Button Up Workshop with NHSaves
When: Tuesday April 7, 4pm – 5pm
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5116257807328604683

Blurb: A Button Up Workshop is an hour presentation about improving the energy efficiency of your home. It covers energy saving tips and NHSaves energy efficiency programs. Learn about saving electricity, insulation and air sealing, energy audit and weatherization programs, rebates on electric and gas appliances, and other incentives from NH’s energy utilities. New Hampshire residents that want to use energy wisely and save money will find the information very useful.

Presenter: Andy Duncan is the Energy Training Manager and Workforce Development Coordinator at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, NH.  He manages sustainable energy training and technical assistance programs around New Hampshire.  Prior to LRCC, Andy co-owned a building energy performance company, and he has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment. 

This webinar will be recorded and posted to https://www.nhenergy.org/webinars.html

The 2020 Local Energy Solutions Webinar Series is an initiative of: 


Wilton Recycling Center open regular hours

The Wilton Recycling Center remains open during normal hours of operation. For everyone’s safety, special requests are in place. For more information, go to: https://www.wiltonnh.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=13746968


Town Elections • Town Meeting • Annual Report

Results of Town Elections

Town elections were on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. There were 1,043 on the checklist with 3 new voters registered. There were 315 ballots cast, including 15 absentee ballots, for a 30% turnout.

Ballot voting decided:

  • Town article 1. (This article pertains to electing officials. For a list of open offices and candidates, see the town sample ballot and school district sample ballot.)
    Moderator: Catherine Schwenk (272)
    Selectman: Louise Lavoie (194), John Suiter (120)
    Supervisor of the Checklist:  John Suiter (4 write-in votes)
    Library Trustee: Elena Kolbenson (271)
    Cemetery Trustee: Jeannine Phalon (276)
    Trustee of Trust Fund: Pamela McGinnity (269)
     
  • School district articles 1-6. (See the list of resources below.)
    School Board Member: Anne Richards (245)
    School Board Member: Tim Leak (256)
    School District Treasurer: Christine Irlbacher (244)
    School District Moderator: Catherine Schwenk (253)
     
    Article 2: Yes 256, No 34
    Article 3: Yes 198, No 97
    Article 4: Yes 210, No 87
    Article 5: Yes 207, No 87
    Article 6: Yes 192, No 99

Resources:

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

The annual report is available for viewing/download. 

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.


For all residents: A survey on Mason living (until Mar. 30)

Your participation is important. This survey is about living in Mason, and doesn’t require any knowledge of the master plan.

Start here: https://publicinput.com/R403

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.

The survey will remain open through March 30, 2020.


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.
 

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)