Legal Notice: ZBA Public Hearing – 21 Lincoln St – Aug 22

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.9 & s.15, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a REMOTE public hearing on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Variance Application filed by Charlotte Murray, 21 Lincoln Street, Maynard, MA. 01754.

The subject property, 21 Lincoln Street, is located within the Single-Family Residence Zoning District 1 and is located on a non-conforming lot (insufficient lot area and frontage).

The petitioner is requesting relief from the Zoning By-laws to allow an expansion of a non- conforming structure that will:

a) encroach into the required 25-foot front setback.
b) encroach into the required 30-foot rear setback.
c) exceed the maximum allowable 15% lot coverage.

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Legal Notice: ZBA Public Hearing – 7 Martin St – Aug 22

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.9 & s.15, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a REMOTE public hearing via Zoom on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Special Permit Application filed by Matthew Stein, 7 Martin Street, Maynard MA 01754.

The subject property, 7 Martin Street, is located within the General Residence Zoning District and is a pre-existing non-conforming structure. The non-conformity is failure to meet the front setback. Per Section 5.1.3 of Maynard Zoning By-laws, the petitioner is requesting a Special Permit to extend the existing structure to add living area to the dwelling. The request would not exacerbate the non- conformity.

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Level 2 Water Restrictions Now In Effect

DPW – Update. Effective August 1st , 2022.  The Town of Maynard is issuing a mandatory Level 2 Water Use Restriction: Non-Essential Outdoor Water Use is prohibited at all times.

Given the recent Declaration of Level 3 – Critical Drought issued by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the State of Massachusetts, as well as the Town of Maynard’s water utility capacity constraints. The Department of Public Works Water Division is unable to operate our water utility to meet the current peak hour demand. Our water storage tanks are indicating a net loss daily with all three water treatment production facilities working at maximum production capabilities twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Implementation of the Level 2 Water use Restriction will alleviate peak demand stress and should ensure that the Town of Maynard can continue to provide essential public drinking water use for its customers.

Under Level 2 Water Use Restrictions, non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited at all times. The restriction allows the Town’s water system that is trying to meet peak demand to provide essential services and ensure an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection. 

Examples of nonessential outdoor water uses include but not limited to:

  • Uses that are not required for health or safety reasons.
  • Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems.
  • Washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for
    operator safety; and
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary
    to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.\

Example of acceptable outdoor water use includes:

  • Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9 am and after 5 pm.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call the DPW Office at 978-897-1317.

For more information, please visit the DPW Water Restrictions page.

Green Meadow MSBA Submission

The Green Meadow Elementary School project team has submitted its second MSBA submission!  This submission is called the Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) and it advances the initial existing conditions verification, educational visioning & programming and Owner / Community coordination into multiple design alternatives, shows MSBA the design alternative evaluation process taken by the project team, and highlights which design alternative was ultimately selected at the end of the process.

Below is a link to a Google Drive folder that contains the previous Preliminary Design Program (PDP) submission as well as the recent PSR submission.  As always, we thank you very much for your attention to the project, and we’ll continue to keep you informed as the project moves along the MSBA process!

GMES Google Drive Link

Green Meadow School Building Project Selects Design Alternative

At the May 24th Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee meeting, the Building Committee voted to select Design Alternative #7 as the preferred design alternative out of the seven studied.

As the design process continues there will naturally be slight modifications to the building and site design.  But big-picture, Design Alternative #7 is the design scheme the Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee will be moving along with, and they’re excited to keep the community informed and continue to welcome community input as the design process continues.

For more information please visit the Green Meadow School Building Project page.

Public Meetings can be in person starting April 1st

Beginning April 1, 2022, public meetings held by town committees, boards and commissions may be held remotely, in-person, or via “hybrid” model (in-person and remote participation). The format for public meetings may be at the choosing by the individual public body, and may be limited by the availability of facilitating resources, such as room availability, audio-visual technical support, and/or capable staff and members. Please visit the town’s website for guidance on public meeting posting criteria and support: https://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/gov/open-meetings/

This direction is intended to be in accordance with House Bill 4345, “An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2022 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects,” signed by the Governor on February 12, 2022, in which Section 30A extends remote participation in public meetings until July 15, 2022.

Thank you for your cooperation in our efforts towards public health and safety.

Greg Johnson, Town Administrator

For more information regarding the town’s COVID-19 status and related information, please visit the town’s project webpage for COVID-19 Updates

Seeking Public Input on 1 Summer St. (current MFD)

The Town Administrator’s Office is seeking public input for the reuse of the town’s existing fire station property located at 1 Summer Street. The Maynard Fire Department is expected to relocate to the new fire house on Sudbury Street in Fall of 2022.

A task force of residents has conducted a public survey and is assisting the Town Administrator develop recommendations for potential reuse of the property to the Maynard Select Board. The survey analysis can be viewed through the town’s projects page under “1 Summer Street Reuse” at the ClearGov site.

This remotely-held forum scheduled for Thursday, December 16th at 7pm will provide an additional opportunity for the community to gather information, ask questions and provide input that will assist the Select Board make a decision on the future of this property.  (Access details below.)

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Town Seeks New Member for Board of Assessors

The Town of Maynard is seeking a Maynard resident to serve as a member of the Maynard Board of Assessors.  The Board of Assessors consists of three members, each serving for a three year term.  They are responsible for working with the Town’s Chief Assessor in carrying out the state’s requirements which establishes fair market value of real and personal property for tax purposes and many other assessing requirements.  The Board must follow state laws and guidelines.  Board members must obtain state certification from the Department of Revenue for the purpose of voting authority as a member of the Board.    The Board meets when necessary which is usually six to seven times a year.  This is a volunteer position.   Interested applicants can submit a letter of interest, detailing relevant qualifications and a resume to:  Chief Assessor Angela Marrama 195 Main St, Maynard MA 01754 or email at amarrama@townofmaynard.net.