Residents Encouraged to Apply for BEEP Grant

Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to report that last September, the Maynard Board of Selectmen created the Business Environment Enhancement Grant, or “BEEP” as it quickly became known, and is encouraging residents with ideas to better the business district to apply.

This town-funded grant is available in several configurations with the idea of making it more flexible.

“We wanted to offer the community a tool to help bring forward a variety of ideas that would improve the business environment for Maynard,” said Town Administrator Sweet. “Not a day goes by that I don’t hear a fantastic idea from a resident, a business owner, or a member of one of the town’s boards or committees. So many of these ideas lack funding or don’t have someone to spearhead them and as a result they often don’t gain momentum. We wanted to change that, and through BEEP, we can.”

The Economic Development Committee is the first stop for potential applicants interested in obtaining a BEEP grant.

“What BEEP does is provide an opportunity for somebody who has drive, an idea and a vision that benefits the entire community, to put those plans in motion,” added Sweet. “We are now in a position where we may be able to offer matching assistance for something as simple as a façade improvement, or as extensive as a town-wide initiative in its entirety, if the plan makes sense. You don’t know unless you ask.”

We have a lot more details available on our BEEP Grant page.

For additional information contact Bill Nemser at 978-897-1302 or bnemser@townofMaynard.net.

Memorial Park Redesign – Community Forum #2 – Feb 25th

memorial-park-2015You are invited to a meeting to discuss the redesign of our Veterans’ Memorial Park on Thursday, February 25th at 7pm in the Roosevelt Room of the Maynard Public Library.

We want to hear from you!  Come play a part in the planning of the renovations!  See new designs based on community input from meeting #1.

Please try to attend.  We had a fantastic first workshop and we hope the next one is even more productive.

(The redesign plan was made possible by a grant from the Community Preservation Committee).

More information can be found on the Veterans’ Memorial Park Redesign Project page.

Legal Notice: Liquor License, Roasted Peppers – Feb 16

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 138, as amended, that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. in the Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building on the application for a New License on premise for All Alcohol as a Common Victualler license for Nargas Inc. d/b/a Roasted Peppers 65 Main Street, Maynard, MA. Copy of application is on file in the Office of the Selectmen.

Legal Notice: Liquor License Transfer – Mar 15th

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 138, as amended, that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 15 , 2016 at 7:10 p.m. in the Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building on the application for a Change of Manager, New Officer/Director and Transfer of Stock on premise for Wine and Malt Alcohol as a Common Victualler license for Thai Chilli House LLC. d/b/a Thai Chilli 40 Main Street, Maynard, MA. Copy of application is on file in the Office of the Selectmen.

Annual and Special Town Meetings – May 16th

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 19, 2016 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 16, 2016 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 1, 2016 and for Special Town meeting Petition April 1, 2016 for Special Petition Articles (Per Charter, at least 45 days prior to the town meeting for annual town meeting and at least 45 days on special town meeting).

Please visit the Town Meeting page for a timeline and additional documents that may be added in the coming months.

Season Two: The “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” Radio Hour

Who said planning and zoning has to be bureaucratic, monochromatic, asthmatic, systematic, autocratic or dull? Well it isn’t…at least for one hour!

Join Maynard Town Planner Bill Nemser as he fills you in on all the latest planning related news, discusses place-making trends in the Metrowest Region and presents an assortment of exciting guests all the while weaving it all into an eclectic musical tapestry of hits, misses and classics from all genres! And best of all, the infamous “Think You Know Maynard?” trivia game!

Season Two of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” will broadcast every Thursday at 3PM! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

Feb 4: Economic Development and Parking Solutions
Bill’s guest will be Andrew Scribner-MacLean, Assistant Town Administrator
Andrew will discuss the Town’s economic development efforts including everyone’s favorite topic: parking.

Annual Town Election Nomination Papers Available Jan 11th

Nomination papers will be available, Monday, January 11, 2016 for the Annual Town Election,  Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The last day to obtain papers is Friday, March 11, 2016.

The following offices are open on the Election:

  • 1 Selectmen for a term of three years
  • 1 Moderator for a term of three years
  • 1 School Committee member for a term of three years
  • 1 Trustee of Public Library for a term of three 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.

Michelle Sokolowski
Town Clerk

MFD Firefighter Graduates from State Firefighting Academy

Cisek-GraduationFire Chief Anthony Stowers is pleased to announce that firefighter Michael Cisek graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy last week.

Cisek is one of 24 graduates from the 237th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program. A ceremony was held at the Department of Fire Services in Stow on Friday, Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m.

The 22-year-old Maynard resident came to the department as a call firefighter from the Stow Fire Department.

“Firefighter Cisek is a hardworking and dedicated member of our department and we are proud of him for completing his training at the academy,” Chief Stowers said. “I know that his newly acquired skills combined with his work ethic make will him a tremendous asset to the Maynard Fire Department.”

The intensive nine-week state firefighting academy for municipal firefighters involves classroom instruction, physical fitness training, skills training and live firefighting practice.

Firefighters learned the basic skills they need to respond to fires including how to contain and control them, public fire education, hazardous material incident mitigation, flammable liquids, stress management, confined space rescue techniques and rappelling.

To graduate, firefighters were required to demonstrate proficiency in life safety, search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation and fire attack (ranging from mailbox fires to multiple-floor or multi-room structural fires).

“This rigorous professional training provides our newest firefighters with the basic skills to perform their jobs effectively and safely,” said State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan in a statement.

The remaining 24 graduates, all men, represent the 18 fire departments of: Andover, Boxborough, Braintree, Clinton, Danvers, Easton, Hanson, Harwich, Lakeville, Lawrence, Maynard, Natick, North Andover, Raynham, Saugus, Taunton, Wayland and Woburn.