Reminder: Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts December 1st

PARKING ENFORCEMENT OVERNIGHT PARKING RESTRICTIONS

From December 1st 2014 to March 15, 2015 there is NO Parking on the street overnight. Time restrictions are from 2:00 am to 6:00 am. The fine for violations is $20.00. If a vehicle is disabled and unable to be moved please call the station. (978-897-1011)

PARKING METERS DOWNTOWN

There is no cost for metered parking downtown after 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday. Parking is free Sundays and holidays.

HOLIDAY PARKING AT METERS

First 2-hours of metered parking free from November 28th thru December 31, 2014.
Happy Holidays from the Board of Selectman

Town Dedicates “POW/MIA Chair” on Veterans’ Day

2014B-032-0624On November 11th, Veterans Day, the town dedicated a chair in the memory of those in the armed services who have not returned from battle.  There are two chairs. One holds a place of honor in the foyer of Town Hall.  The other will travel to events such as the Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day observences. Each chair has the following inscription:

You Are Not Forgotten

Since World War I more than 91,000 Servicemen are unaccounted for.

This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of those brave men and women and to the sacrifices each made serving this country.

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Dedicated November 2014

We are all thankful.

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Tax Classification Hearing – Nov 18

As required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56, the Maynard Board of Selectmen will hold their annual fiscal year 2015 Tax Classification Hearings on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building. The purpose of the hearing is to determine the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real property. The Public is welcome to attend

Our Electronic Permitting Portal is open!

Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is excited to announce that the Office of Municipal Services (OMS) has launched an electronic permitting portal which will help residents, developers, and businesses apply for and receive permits more efficiently.

The Office of Municipal Services manages and operates the planning, economic development and regulatory service functions of the Town. With all of these responsibilities, efficiency, ease and organization are important, all of which improved with the electronic permitting portal.

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Regional Workshop on Demolition Delay By-Laws

Town Administrator Kevin Sweet announces that the Maynard Historical Commission will host a regional workshop on demolition delay by-laws in November, coinciding with the beginning of a two-month exhibit showcasing the evolution of historical structures in town.

This informative workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Roosevelt Room of the Maynard Library, 77 Nason St. The Historical Commission, members from other town boards, town employees and invited representatives from other local historical commissions will be on-hand. Christopher Skelly, Director of Local Government Programs at the Massachusetts Historical Commission will present material helpful for historical commission members who would like to understand how local demolition delay by-laws work. This program will show the reasons for implementing this by-law, which helps preserve and protect a community’s historical properties and resources.

Additionally, the Historical Commission, supported by a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council, is displaying a journey through Maynard’s history titled Maynard Then and Now. For the months of November and December, an exhibit showcasing changes in historic landmarks in town will be held in the Roosevelt Room of the Maynard Public Library. Photos of 16 Maynard streetscapes, churches, town-owned and commercial buildings contrasting views from the past and present will be on display. Erik Hansen’s photographs, combined with vintage postcard images of the locations, will allow visitors to the exhibit to journey through Maynard’s history.

“This exhibit and workshop are valuable to the community in showing the history of our town and informing people about the importance of demolition delay by-laws” Town Administrator Sweet said. “I encourage everyone to mark their calendars.”

The Friends of Maynard Public Library are hosting a reception to kick off the exhibit, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. This will be a chance for people to meet, enjoy the exhibit and gather prior to the workshop.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to learn of the town’s history, discover more about the demolition delay by-laws and how they are established and to meet others interested in these topics at the exhibit’s reception,” said Jack McKeen, Chairman of the Maynard Historical Commission

Please RSVP To the Demolition Delay By-Law Workshop, by emailing histcom@townofmaynard.net by November 1.