Board & committee members needed immediately

The town of Mason seeks members for the following:

  • Planning Board: Responsible for maintaining and updating the town’s Zoning, Subdivision, Site Plan, Master Plan and other associated documents.  Hears land owners’ development plans and ensuring that they meet the ordinances and regulations.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment: Processes applications for special exceptions and/or variances from the zoning ordinance, and appeals from decisions of the Planning Board, Building Inspector, and Board of Selectmen.
  • Forestry Committee

If you are interested, please contact the Board of Selectmen’s office.

Household hazardous waste collection on Sat., July 28

Mason residents may bring hazardous household waste for safe disposal to the Wilton Recycling Center on Saturday, July 28, from 9am-2pm. You must have a sticker on your vehicle to participate. If you have questions, call the Wilton Recycling Center at 654-6150.

Acceptable items

To view a list of hazardous household items that you can bring to the collection, go to: http://www.wiltonnh.gov/recycling-center/events/23936

Stickers

Stickers are free of charge and may be picked up at the Recycling Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You need your vehicle registration or proof of residency in a member town to receive your sticker. Up to two stickers per household will be permitted. For more information, including a list of the center’s hours, go to: http://www.wiltonnh.gov/recycling-center

Community Supper details for Thursday

Back by popular demand! Summer menu will be served on Thursday, July 12, from 5:30 until 7:00 in Fellowship Hall at Mason Congregational Church.

  • Three salads ~ Shrimp, Chicken and Broccoli
  • Blueberry/Orange Bread
  • Watermelon, Cake, Cookies
  • Lemonade and Water

The meal is free, but donations allow this community based event to continue. Leftover food is sent to the food bank in Greenville, along with donated dry and canned goods. Many families, including in Mason, are finding it difficult to feed children, as school breakfasts and lunches are not available in summer.

NO August Community Supper as all workers are involved with Mason’s 250th Celebration on Saturday, August 25.

Questions? Contact Barbara DeVore at leahcha@yahoo.com or 732.3761.

Board & committee members needed immediately

The town of Mason seeks members for the following:

  • Planning Board: Responsible for maintaining and updating the town’s Zoning, Subdivision, Site Plan, Master Plan and other associated documents.  Hears land owners’ development plans and ensuring that they meet the ordinances and regulations.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment: Processes applications for special exceptions and/or variances from the zoning ordinance, and appeals from decisions of the Planning Board, Building Inspector, and Board of Selectmen.
  • Forestry Committee

If you are interested, please contact the Board of Selectmen’s office.

Helpful information about black bears in New Hampshire

USDA Wildlife Services, in conjunction with the NH Fish and Game Department, is sharing information about black bears to mitigate human-bear conflicts throughout the state.

Information about black bears

Prime black bear habitat includes deciduous forests (oaks, maple, beech, etc.), wetlands, and riparian (along rivers) zones. The natural areas surrounding our town provide very good habitat for black bears.  Many human-bear conflicts arise when bears frequent properties to access food attractants that are found around homes. The most common attractants are bird feeders, unsecured garbage, and compost piles which include food scraps. Livestock, such as chickens and pigs, can also attract bears when not properly protected. Electric fencing is the most effective way to protect livestock. In most cases removing the attractant the bear(s) are utilizing eliminates the bear problem. It is also helpful to harass bears with noise, such as banging pots and pans, or using compressed air horns to scare them away.

Some useful links

YouTube videos