On Monday May 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., a meeting will be held at the Maynard Town Building, Room 201, to present background information and recommendations on Warrant articles for both the Annual and Special Town Meetings to be held on May 15th. Presentation will include information on the budget, capital plan, and other Articles. All town residents are welcome and invited to attend. There will be a question and answer period to help residents better understand the Articles’ intent.
AERIAL APPLICATIONS TO CONTROL MOSQUITO LARVAE
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 considered for this application are located near George Rd., Old Marlboro Rd. and Rockland Ave. The application will be conducted between April 19 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.
Nomination papers will be available, Monday, April 10, 2017 for the Special Town Election to be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The last day to obtain papers is Friday, July 21, 2017.
The following offices are open on the election:
- 1 – Selectman for a term ending June 30, 2018
43 valid Maynard voter signatures are required.
Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 195 Main St.
If you have any questions, please call 978–897–1300.
The Town of Maynard will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the town on April 19, 2021. (Yes, there’s a word for that: Sesquicentennial!)
The planning process has already begun and the town is soliciting feedback from its residents. All interested are encouraged to provide their input to the planning via the following link:
Absentee ballots are now available for the Annual Town Election on May 2, 2017.
Applications are available from the Town Clerks’ Office 195 Main Street, Town Hall Building, Maynard, MA. 01754.
Voters who are unable to vote on election day because of physical disability, religious beliefs or travel may vote by absentee ballot. State law limits the availability of absentee ballots to the three listed circumstances only. Absentee ballots are not available for mere inconvenience, or because of ordinary commuting-related difficulties.
If you will be absent from Maynard for an extended period of time, you may submit a single application for all elections occurring within the calendar year the application is accepted.
You may vote at the Town Clerk’s Office before the Annual Town Election at a time arranged with the Town Clerk, or you may request to vote by mail. Be sure to apply early. Include on the application your name and address as registered, the address you wish the ballot to be mailed and your own signature.
You must apply for an absentee ballot by 12:00 noon on Monday, May 1, 2017.
If you have any questions regarding absentee voting, please call the Town Clerks’ Office at 978-897-1300.
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 Three of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” is underway! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/
Missed an episode? Don’t worry… Check out our archive at WAVM.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – 3PM
Bill’s Guest: CrossTown Connect Transportation Management Association (TMA) Director Scott Zadakis!
CrossTown Connect operates in the participating communities of Acton, Boxborough, Littleton, Maynard, and Westford to:
• Create a community consciousness regarding traffic, transportation and related matters among both the residents and the business sector.
• Provide leadership in combining area resources to maximize mobility within and access to the communities.
• Coordinate a network of transportation resources to effectively move people.
• Enhance the area’s economic vitality while minimizing the impact of development.
• Make the most efficient use of nearby public transportation services.
Another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in how Maynard is working regionally to address local transportation issues.
The Planning Zoning Rock and Rolling Radio Hour was awarded the 2016 Media Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association for excellence in comprehensive coverage of a planning or development issue.