To access the agendas, go to the Planning Board’s Meeting Minutes & Agendas page: http://masonnh.us/planning-board-meeting-minutes/
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.
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.
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 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
The Board of Selectmen will be maintaining limited hours this week. If you need assistance, call the Selectmen’s office (878-2070) or Town Clerk’s office (878-3768) and leave a message with a request for a call back.
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
To access the minutes, go to the Energy Commission’s Meeting Minutes & Agendas page: http://masonnh.us/energy-commission-meeting-minutes/
On Tuesday, June 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Mason Elementary School is having a Bike Rodeo, which includes an obstacle course in the Mann House and Police Department parking lot. During setup in the morning and during the Bike Rodeo itself, there will be no parking allowed in the parking lot. Also, students on bikes will be crossing Darling Hill Rd. between the school and the parking lot. Officers will be assisting with traffic control to ensure safety.
The Town Clerk’s office is closed on Wednesday, May 23, and Saturday, May 26. Please plan accordingly. For the Town Clerk’s office hours, go to: http://masonnh.us/town-clerk-tax-collector-general-information/
Rebecca Rule will be telling and gathering stories with a strong dose of good old-fashioned Yankee humor (humah) on Saturday, May 5, at 3:00 p.m. in Mason Town Hall in the center of town. Refreshments will be served for this free program. Funding is provided through a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for Mason’s 250th Celebration.
Rebecca loves to laugh and to get others laughing, too. The stories sometimes find their way into books (she’s published ten so far) including: Heading’ for the Rhubarb: A New Hampshire Dictionary (well, kinda); The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!; Live Free and Eat Pie!; and N is for New Hampshire, a children’s alphabet which combines lively verse with beautiful photographs.
Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past and the Future cites Mason, with comments from both Charlie Moser and Garth Fletcher. It is now selling on Amazon for $1,1110.63, so check your bookshelf to see if you might have a copy!
For further information, contact Barbara DeVore at 732-3761 or Mason250thCelebration@yahoo.com.