Mason Employment Opportunities

According to the 2014 annual selectmen’s report, Police “Chief Hutchins will be retiring in the spring of 2015″. This is confirmed by the police chief’s report which states that “I have begun my process of retirement”.

So in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring 2015 starts on Friday, 20 March 2015 and ends Sunday, 21 June 2015.

We only bring this up due to several recent precedents, notably the hiring of a new road agent. Quoting the selectmen’s report again, “after a lengthy search and many interviews the selectmen hired …”

Lengthy? Really?

So in all fairness, the selectmen saved a bundle of tax dollars by leaving the road agent position open for most of the summer. Perhaps the town can look forward to an equal level of police protection and budget savings this year?

We do however note that on March 12, 2015, the selectmen finally posted an opening for building inspector. The building inspector has had a desire to be replaced since at least December 5, 2014. Reading the article posted then, we assume the selectmen have finally finished the required job description.

See here for the official building inspector application notice.

Finally, as far as we know, the Fire Department administrative assistant position has been vacant for well over two years.

Seems that people with job specific knowledge are hard to find.

3 comments for “Mason Employment Opportunities

  1. thauri
    March 12, 2015 at 13:11

    Does a small town like ours really need a police chief? Or a K-9 Corps? Or police details? Sounds like big city stuff to me.

    On another matter, Warrant Article 18 (to be voted on this Saturday, calls for a property tax exemption for the installation of solar photovoltaic panels and collectors. This is an admirable and revenue neutral measure. But according to the NH government, Mason has already adopted the renewable energy exemptions for solar (though not for wind and wood). cf. http://www.nh.gov/oep/energy/saving-energy/documents/renewable-energy-exemptions.pdf.

    I certainly relied on this list when I installed my solar arrays, and I hope the town assessor is aware of it.

    Ted Hauri

    • Wentworth
      March 12, 2015 at 13:23

      The exemptions allowed by Mason are capped (at $3000 we believe). Or to put it another way, all of the solar exemptions in town currently add up to $18,000 of a $163,183,917 valuation.

      Article 18, if passed would exempt the entire value of any installation.

  2. Wentworth
    March 17, 2015 at 11:01

    March 16, 2015 article in the Monadnock Ledger regarding Mason’s building inspector position quotes selectman Bernie O’Grady as saying “the town has not received any applications yet for the position or set a deadline due to the uncertainty of finding a candidate”

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