News and announcements

Community Supper on Thursday

Community Supper on Thursday, November 14 from 5:30 til 7:00 in Fellowship Hall at Mason Congregational Church.  Enjoy a Roast Pork Dinner with Gravy, Browned Potatoes, Green Beans, Waldorf Salad, Rolls and Desserts OR Vegetarian, Nut, Gluten and Dairy Free Dish

Supper continues to be free, donations keep it happening in our ninth year!

Dry and canned goods may be dropped off for the Food Bank in Greenville, which is available for Mason folks.

Want to bake?  Help for an hour or two?   Contact Barbara DeVore at leahcha@yahoo.com or leave a message at 603.878.2801.

Zoning Board: Continuation of Public Hearings on Monday, Nov. 18 (Suiter, Crory)

The Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mann House, 16 Darling Hill Rd. The meeting includes a continuation of two public hearings that began in the previous meeting on Oct. 21, 2019. The agenda and public notices are available online:

A copy of the applications listed above are available for public review at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. You may submit comments in person or in writing.  Anyone needing assistance in attending these hearing should contact the Selectmen’s Office one week prior to the Hearing. Issuance of a decision shall be in accordance with RSA 676:3.

Rail trail work almost complete

Contractor Amos White will be working on the final stretch of Mason rail trail north of Pratt Pond Road to the Wilton line. He hopes to complete the work by midweek. Kindly avoid that area.

Mason Conservation Commission is most grateful for a $40,000 grant from the Preston Family Trust.

Barbara DeVore
On behalf of Mason Conservation Commission

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.

Property assessments in November

The Assessing Department is beginning its third year of a five-year database maintenance program. As part of this program. Granite Hill Municipal Services will be doing an annual inspection of approximately 20% of the properties in town. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions, call the Board of Selectmen’s office at 878-2070.

Seeking volunteers for the Town Hall restoration project

The Town voted $5000 at the 2018 Town Meeting to fund a building assessment for the Town Hall, prior to replacing the roof. The building has since been nominated and named to the State Register of Historic Places, which enabled us to get a matching grant to fund the assessment review. The review is done, the report in, and the next step is having the phases of work clearly defined and presented in a format to get bids on the jobs.

We are looking for individuals who have the time, talent and interest to dedicate to guiding this project through its completion over the next few years. This committee would need to address a few areas. Funding is obviously a key component to the restoration, and people with grant writing experience or experience/contacts with private or corporate donations would be invaluable. Bringing the project to the town residents in either an informational way or presenting the need for funding through a warrant at town meeting are different skills needed. Work experience/knowledge related to the trades that would be involved in the restoration, either in a supervisory or craftsman capacity, will be needed as well. People with good financial skills are needed, as well as people who are willing to help with any task that is asked. Any background with restoration projects is a plus!

If you have any interest in being a part of this committee, please let us know! Call the selectmen’s office (878-2070), or email administration@masonnh.us and let us know your potential availability and skills you bring to the project.

Vendors wanted for Holiday Craft Fair

Vendor applications are being accepted for Mason’s Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will be held at Mason Town Hall, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Rd., and all profits will benefit Mason Public Library.

Vendors must supply locally handcrafted items. Click here to download a vendor application. For more information, contact Martha Ward at 801-1748 or wardreader@gmail.com.

Voting results (March 2019)