Town-Wide Parking Ban In Effect

Per order of Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator / Emergency Management Director,  effective Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7am, with the exception of the downtown business district and municipal parking lots we will be enforcing a parking ban until further notice to assist the town with snow and ice removal and for the passage of emergency vehicles.

We thank all residents for their patience during this snow removal process.   If you need further information, please contact the public works office at 978-897-1317 or by e-mail to: mmorando@townofmaynard.net.

Nomination Papers Available

(Updated 21-Jan) Nomination papers are now available for the Annual Town Election on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  The last day to obtain papers is Friday, March 13, 2015.

The following offices are open on the Election:

  • 2 Selectmen for a term of three years
  • 1 Moderator for a term of one year
  • 2 School Committee member for a term of three years
  • 1 School Committee member for a term of two years
  • 1 Trustee of Public Library for a term of three years
  • 1 Regional Vocational School Committee member for a term of 4 years
  • 1 Housing Authority Member for a term of 5 years

43  valid Maynard voter signatures are required.

Nomination papers are at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 195 Main Street.

If you have any questions, please call 978-897-1300

Clear Your Roof – But Beware of Scams

Residents are encouraged to clear roofs and are warned of scams offering services to clear their roofs.

Residents should evaluate if the volume of snow on the roof of their home is dangerous and arrange to remove as much of it as possible.  The lightness of the fallen snow can provide a misleading feeling that it isn’t heavy, but with nearly 100” having fallen in Town, there is real weight to the total volume.  As the weather warms, it is predictable that we will get heavier, ‘wetter’ snow or rain before it has all melted and this will greatly add to the weight on roofs.

At the same time residents are warned to be careful in attempting to remove snow from their homes and in hiring reputable contractors.  There are reports on the news – none locally so far – of scammers taking cash and not doing the work.  Before hiring anyone to work in your home consider the following:

  • Get a written estimate – preferably on company letterhead
  • Check references – friends, neighbors, and even those provided by the company – do you know them? Are they local or from far away?
  • Does the company project a professional image – logos on vehicles, uniforms, etc. (this is not a definitive assessment but can help verify they are a real company.)
  • Never pay cash in advance of work being performed
  • Verify that they have liability insurance

Contact the Maynard Police Department immediately if you think there is an illegitimate company in town or if you have been solicited by one.

You can also check our Roof Collapse Prevention page on this website for more information about the dangers of snow on roofs and how to safely address this situation.

(More) Snow Removal Operations

Commencing Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the Department of Public Works will continue to remove snow town wide.   Please try not to park your vehicles on the street and move your cars as far in as possible on your driveways, this will help with the snow removal.

We thank all residents for their patience during this snow removal process.   If you need further information, please contact the public works office at 978-897-1317 or by e-mail to: mmorando@townofmaynard.net.

Tax Filing Deadlines

The Assessor’s Office wishes to remind taxpayers of the following filing deadlines.

The deadline for filing abatements on Real and Personal Property for Fiscal Year 2015 is Monday, February 2, 2015 by 4:00 p.m.

Taxpayers that wish to apply for tax exemptions under Clause 17 Widowers/Elderly, Clause 22 Veterans, Clause 37 Blind, and Clause 41 Elderly have until Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. to file their applications. If you are filing for the first time, it is recommended that you contact the office in advance of the deadline so that all necessary documentation if filed with your application in a timely manner.

Charitable organizations are reminded to file their ABC Forms by Monday, March 2, 2015.

The deadline for filing the Form of List for Personal Property subject to taxation in the in the Town of Maynard is Monday, March 2, 2015.

All of the above mentioned forms are available at the Assessor’s Office.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact the Assessor’s Office.  You can also visit the Assessor’s Office webpage.

Date for Annual/Special Town Meeting Set – May 18th

To All Citizens of the Town of Maynard and Other Interested Parties:

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their January 20, 2015 Board of Selectmen’s meeting voted five to zero:  “To set the date and time of the Annual and Special Town Meetings as 7:00 PM. on Monday, May 18, 2015 respectively and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium on Tiger Drive as the location for the Annual and Special Town Meetings.”

Citizen’s petitions must be submitted with the question presented at the top of each side of the signature page.  They must be submitted to the Town Clerks Office and certified by the Town Clerk in order to be included on the warrant.

The deadline for submission of Citizens Petition Articles for the Annual Town Meeting is 12:00 noon Friday April 3, 2015 and for Special Town meeting Petition April 21, 2015 for Special Petition Articles (Per Charter, at least 45 days prior to the town meeting for annual town meeting and at least 30 days on special town meeting).

Please visit the Town Meeting page for more information.

Notice for Veterans and Widows

uncle-samMaynard’s Veterans’ Services Officer would like you to know that if you are an unmarried veteran, or un-remarried widow or widower of a veteran there may be state services that apply to you.

You may be entitled to REIMBURSEMENT OF YOUR MEDICAL EXPENSES*

IF: You are an unmarried veteran, or un-remarried widow or widower of a veteran with an income of less than $1,951.00 per month and combined assets of less than $5000.00 (with no whole life insurance policy;)

OR: You are a married veteran, or are married to a veteran, and your combined household income is less than $2,585.00 per month, with combined household assets of less than $9800.00 (with no whole life insurance policy.)

You may also be entitled to FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE*

IF: You are an unmarried senior citizen veteran, or un-remarried widow or widower of a veteran, with a monthly income less than $1,632.00 and combined assets less than $5000.00 (with no whole life insurance policy;)

OR: You are a married senior citizen veteran with a combined household income of less than $2155.00 per month and combined household assets of less than $9800.00 (with no whole life insurance policy.)

Continue reading Notice for Veterans and Widows

Winter Weather Tips for Residents

cold-147760_640Police Chief Mark W. Dubois, Fire Chief Anthony Stowers, and the men and women of the Maynard Police and Fire Departments are committed to the safety, security, and good health of all of its residents.

As extremely cold temperatures are upon us, the department would like to remind everyone to stay safe, while offering some useful tips for keeping your home and vehicle in good shape during the cold season.

“Our number one priority is the safety of our residents, and we are committed to community-oriented policing,” Chief Dubois said. “We are pleased to offer these guidelines, and we hope our residents and business owners will take them to heart.”

“Most importantly, we encourage everyone to look out for one another as well,” Chief Stowers said. “If temperatures drop, check on your elderly neighbors. Shovel their walkways. We can all do little things to help each other out over the next few months.”

Please visit our Cold Weather page for advice regarding cold weather, including  tips on heat, water pipes and elderly residents.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Maynard Police at 978-897-1011. If you fear that a neighbor or resident may be in danger, call the police department or dial 911.