The Town of Maynard is announcing a temporary change to downtown parking enforcement effective Monday, May 14.
A pilot program to help assess the need and style of the future of downtown parking will begin Monday, May 14 and end Friday, July 20th. Parking meters in the pilot area of downtown will be covered so they no longer accept coins. Parking will be managed through a two-hour limit at spaces with covered meters. Enforcement hours will be 8 AM to 5 PM.
As stated in Special Condition 8 of the Massachusetts Water Management Acts permit the Maynard Public Water Supply is required to implement and enforce a non-essential outdoor water use restriction starting May 1, 2018 through October 1, 2018.
Details of the restrictions and more background on why this is needed can be found on the Water Restrictions page. A summary of the Level 1 Water Use Restriction are: non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
Examples of nonessential outdoor water uses include but are 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.
Examples of acceptable outdoor water uses include:
Irrigation to establish a new lawn during the months of May and September;
Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants via hand held hoses only; and
Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9:00 AM and after 5:00 PM
The Town of Maynard FY2019 Health & Dental Open Enrollment runs from May 1, 2018 through May 25, 2018. Changes must be received in the Treasurer/Collector’s Office no later than Friday, May 25th.
There is also an Employee Benefits Fair on May 15th from 1-4pm at the Fowler School Auditorium. Representatives will be on hand to speak with you. Come and find out more about your benefits. Prizes and food will be available.
The Town of Maynard Department of Public Works will begin annual hydrant flushing starting the week of April 30, 2018. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection encourages all public water supplies to complete hydrant flushing as part the water distribution system maintenance program.
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over large wetland areas in Maynard. Wetlands currently being evaluated for this application are located near George Rd., Old Marlboro Rd. and Rockland Ave. The application will be conducted between April 23 and April 27. The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low directly over the wetlands. Residents do not need to take any special precautions for this application.
The material to be applied Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis) is a natural bacterium found in soil. The EPA classifies Bti as a relatively non-toxic pesticide. Bti is considered a target selective and environmentally compatible pesticide that affects mosquito larvae and a few closely related aquatic insects in the fly family. Once applied Bti stays suspended in water for 24 to 48 hours and then biodegrades as it settles to the bottom. The product name of the Bti is VectoBac G (EPA Reg. #73049-10).
For further information contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.
The Assabet Village Cultural District (AVCD) is excited to announce it has been awarded $5,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for making facade and exterior improvements throughout the downtown area!
The AVCD will be accepting funding proposals from local businesses and building owners who wish to take advantage of this one-time grant opportunity.
Jan 24, 2018: The Maynard Historical Commission is pleased to announce it has received a generous grant from Ellen Duggan, lifelong Maynard resident. These funds will be used to expand the work of the organization by celebrating historically relevant properties throughout the town.