NRPC provides environmentally themed maps of Mason

In an email newsletter on July 31, 2o17, the Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) announced the availability of special environmentally themed maps of members towns including Mason:

“NRPC has completed a comprehensive re-design of our environmentally-themed standard maps. Each of 13 community-specific posters now emphasize conservation, recreation, and natural resource data such as conserved lands, public trails, parks and associated recreation facilities, along with the traditional insets displaying updated watersheds, important wildlife habitats, aquifers, and soils. These maps are available as free pdf downloads from the NRPC online Map Gallery.”

To view the maps, go to: http://www.nashuarpc.org/gis-mapping/map-gallery/

April is “Safe Digging Month”

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission is raising awareness during April, known as “Safe Digging Month”, that you can contact DigSafe’s NH call center by dialing 811. You should call at least 72 hours prior to digging and start the process of getting your underground utility lines marked for free. Examples of digging projects include installing a rural mailbox, putting in a fence, planting trees or shrubbery, building a patio or deck, and excavating a new garden area. For more information about the DigSafe process, go to http://www.digsafe.com/how_it_works.php/.

According to recent email from the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, the Commission “has been granted funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program to promote pipeline safety planning and general Dig Safe awareness in our region.”

Online survey for Mason residents on a Regional Transit Plan

The following information is from the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Mason’s local regional planning authority. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated.

Would you use public transit if it was available in your community? What destinations would you like to be able to go to?

A planning study is currently underway regarding public transit service in the region. Part of this planning effort will evaluate the feasibility of extending transit service to communities like Mason. Public input is an important part of the study and planners would like to know what you think regarding public transit in your community and the region. Please complete the five-minute survey below. Your input is important!

Public Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NTSPlan

To learn more about the plan, visit:  www.nashuarpc.org/nts-plan

For more information on the plan, or to provide your input directly, please contact Mark Connors atmarkc@nashuarpc.org.

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Selectmen seeking a Mason resident to serve on the NRPC advisory committee

Selectmen seeking a Mason resident to serve on the NRPC advisory committee

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission, or NRPC, has established a temporary committee to explore and report on the development of energy facilities in the region.

The charge of this committee, per the NRPC: “To conduct fact findings regarding the impacts of construction and operation of energy facilities in the region will have on local land use, economy, and employment, and the effect on the orderly development of the region; and to report findings and recommendations to the full NRPC Commission. Energy facilities could include proposed construction or retirement of natural gas facilities such as pipelines, electrical facilities such as transmission lines, or other energy facilities including but not limited to wind, solar, hydro, or geothermal renewable sources.”

For more information, see the description of the committee: http://masonnh.us/wp-content/uploads/NRPC_EnergyFacilitiesAdvisoryCommittee.pdf

If you are interested in representing Mason on this committee, please contact the Board of Selectmen by email at selectmen@masonnh.us or by calling the office at 878-2070. For a listing of office hours, go to the Selectmen’s General Information page: http://masonnh.us/town-directory/selectmen/selectmen-general-information/