Property Inspections by Assessing Department are Underway

The Assessing Department wishes to notify Maynard residents that beginning in July 2016 and running through September 2016, inspections will be conducted throughout the town. These inspections will be conducted Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. by Angela Marrama your Chief Assessor and staff from Patriot Property Inc.

Any property owner who has pulled a building permit in the last year and anyone who did not finish work on previous permits can expect a visit from the Assessing Department.  Cyclical Inspections will also be conducted as mandated by the Department of Revenue to ensure accuracy of assessing records.

If any property owner receives an assessor’s card on their door indicating a visit, please call and set up an appointment as soon as possible. The Assessing Department would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation with this very important matter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Assessors’ Office at 978-897-1304 or by email at amarrama@townofmaynard.net or mdee@townofmaynard.net

For more information on property assessments, including tax rates, exemptions and abatements, please visit the Assessor’s Office page.

Update on TTHM Levels in Drinking Water Supply

The Maynard Department of Public Works and Town Administrator Kevin Sweet seek to update residents and business owners in the Town of Maynard regarding elevated levels of Total Trihalomenthanes (TTHMs) in the town’s drinking water supply.

The town’s water supply is safe to drink and use. No boil water order has been issued. 

Under the revised state Disinfection By-Product Rule Stage 2 requirements, the Town of Maynard’s public water system is required to monitor the drinking water for TTHMs levels on a quarterly basis at four approved locations. A four-quarter running annual average at any location above the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TTHMs of more than 80 ppb is considered out of compliance.

As you were previously notified, the results of Maynard’s fourth quarter 2015 sampling showed levels between 44 and 160 ppb and exceeded the MCL for TTHMs at one of the four sites with a running annual average level of 88 ppb, located at 86 Powder Mill Road.

At the 86 Powder Mill Road site, the TTHMs declined from 160 ppb to 91 ppb in the first quarter of 2016, and with this last round of sampling in June the TTHMs declined to 74 ppb, and the town is confident that the TTHM levels will continue to drop with additional measures. As TTHM compliance is determined by using a four quarter average, and Maynard’s average remains above 80 ppb for the previous four quarters, it will likely remain over 80 ppb for at least one more quarter, even with another significant drop. The Town of Maynard is committed to a remediation plan that will lower the TTHM levels and keep them below compliance levels in the future. You will receive a notice similar to this every three months until the TTHM occurrences have been resolved and comply with MassDEP drinking water standards. 

“This is a holistic approach. We want to get the levels down now, but we are also working with the state and our engineers to determine why they rose in the first place, and we will put permanent measures in place to try to keep this from happening again,” Town Administrator Sweet said.

For more information, please visit the DPW Water page on this topic.

Legal Notice: 2 Rice Road Public Hearing – Aug 16th

The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on August 16, 2016 at 7:15 PM in the Michael Gianotis Room of Town Hall, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA pursuant to the report and petition of the Maynard Building Commissioner that the presence of four (4) uninhabited camping trailers at 2 Rice Road, Assessor’s Map 4 Parcel 124 constitutes a nuisance under Chapter IX, Section 22.2.5. All interested parties may attend and be heard at that time. A copy is on file with the Town Clerk.

Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals Actively Seeking Two New Members

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Town Administrator Kevin Sweet announces that Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is actively seeking two new members for its seven member board and encourages all those who are interested to apply.

The ZBA is responsible for the administration of zoning laws within the town, including the granting of variances and special permits.

“This position requires a high degree of judgment and the ability to help find practical solutions for zoning problems residents may have,” said Town Administrator Sweet. “Because it directly shapes specific aspects of the community, the ZBA plays a large role in Maynard’s future. A lot of people have found that serving on the ZBA is a way to directly impact the development and redevelopment of neighborhoods.”

Meetings are typically once a month or as needed. Those interested in serving on the ZBA should contact Bill Nemser at 978-897-1329 or bnemser@townofMaynard.net.

Complete Streets Pilot Project – Jul 29 – Aug 3rd

As part of the Complete Streets Program, the Town of Maynard is running a Downtown Street Improvement Pilot Project on Summer Street, Nason Street and Main Street from July 29, 2016 through August 3, 2016.

Come to the kickoff event on the 29th
at 10am in Veterans’ Memorial Park!

Based on community input in our May meeting, the downtown streets of Main Street, Nason Street and Summer Street will feature temporary traffic configurations that will demonstrate how they could be redesigned to be more welcoming to all users.  The temporary configuration will be made of moveable materials and will include elements such as curb extensions, bike lanes, and other features promoting non-automobile oriented circulation through downtown. The feedback gained from the program will help Maynard determine what future improvements residents would like to see in their community.

Come experience it and let us know what you think! Please send your feedback on the temporary pilot project to: Bnemser@townofmaynard.net

Learn more about the Complete Streets Program.

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RFP: Annual Bid for Various Materials and Services

TOWN OF MAYNARD
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
ANNUAL BID FOR VARIOUS MATERIALS and SERVICES

Sealed Bids will be received at the office of the Department of Public Works, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754 until Thursday, August 11, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read for supplying the following materials and services  for the period of August 15, 2016  through June 30, 2017.  Bid forms are required and specifications are available at the Department of Public Works Office M-F  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

  • Item 1.  Concrete Sidewalk & Driveway
  • Item 2.  Bituminous Sidewalk & Driveway
  • Item 3. Crack Sealing on Selected Streets

The Town of Maynard reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, wholly or in part and to award a bid deemed in the best interest of the Town of Maynard.

All bids must be clearly marked “Annual Bid FY17” the item number must be marked clearly on the sealed envelope and each bid item must be in a separate envelope.

2015 Water Quality Report

The Maynard Water Department is committed to providing our customers with water that meets or surpasses all state and federal drinking water standards. The Maynard water system is a registered public water supply with ID#2174000. To ensure that we continue to deliver this quality product, the Water Division continues to make investments in water quality monitoring, water source protection, water mains, and the water treatment plants. We are pleased to report the results of our 2015 water testing to inform you about your drinking water. We will be providing the public a report each year with information about annual water quality.

Download the 2015 Water Quality Report

Learn more about our Water & Sewer system from the DPW.

Invitation for Bids: Cupola Restoration

Invitation for Bids

Cupola Restoration at the Town’s ArtSpace Building
ArtSpace Building
61 Summer St.
Maynard, Massachusetts 01754

This is an Invitation for Bids notification for the restoration and painting of an existing cupola atop a Town of Maynard owned building located at 61 Summer St. in Maynard, MA.

Bids will be accepted at the Department of Public Works, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754, until 10:00AM, Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

Bid packets including required forms and specifications are available at the Department of Public Works, Monday through Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm and Fridays from 8:00am-12:00pm or by email to amiklosko@townofmaynard.net.

Bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope containing one printed copy and one electronic version on a USB drive. The envelope should be clearly labeled as “Cupola Restoration at the Town’s ArtSpace Building IFB.”

Bidders are required to tour the project site on Wednesday July 20th at 10:00AM.

The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, wholly or in part and to award a bid deemed in the best interest of the Town of Maynard.

(Printable RFP)