Mason board votes to slow traffic on Mitchell Hill Road 

  • Mason select board members meet Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (Abby Kessler / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Abby Kessler—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 8:32PM

Mason select board members unanimously approved changing the speed limit on Mitchell Hill Road from 35 mph to 25 mph during a meeting Tuesday night.

Select board members said the change came as a result of multiple complaints that were filed with the town. They said the changes would go into effect immediately.

“Got your radar calibrated?” select board member Charlie Moser asked an officer who was present at the meeting.

Road Agent Dave Morrison, asked if “children at play” signs would be put into place along the road. The board agreed that it’s something they will take into consideration, but said they wouldn’t erect the signs right away citing cost as a prohibitive factor.

Special Highway Grant

Mason will be receiving a special highway grant from the state of New Hampshire for a sum of about $65,000.

Select board Chair Louise Lavoie said the grant would likely come through at the end of July.

“We haven’t really been able to determine what projects we would like to invest in with this money,” Lavoie said.

She said the board will meet with the road agent for a working session in the near future to look at potential projects it could use the funds on.

Lavoie said at this time it’s unclear if the town will have to complete the work this year or if the money would rollover to next year, and what the rules and restrictions associated with those funds are.

Abby Kessler can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 234 or akessler@ledgertranscript.com.