Municipal Parking Deck Demolition begins April 21st, 2014.

UPDATED: 18-Apr-2014 - See note on Summer Street Lot below

Local businesses and residents are advised that the demolition, removal, and grading/paving of the Municipal Parking Deck will commence on April 21, 2014. The entire project is expected to take four weeks to complete.

In addition to the spaces above and below the deck, the entire Summer Street Lot (Lot A) will be unavailable for parking during this process. All efforts will be made to maximize downtown parking once all safety precautions are in place.

To this end, the Town will not be charging for parking in the Summer Street lot (Lot A), the municipal lot behind Nason Street (Lot B), or at the meters on Summer Street from Memorial Park to the fire station. Meters will be in use on the remaining streets and lots throughout the downtown area.

While the temporary loss of parking may have an impact on day to day matters, the Town and local businesses are hopeful that the final parking situation is both safer and more convenient for all those in need of downtown parking.

Business owners are asked to encourage employees to use Lot B for all day employee parking enabling street spots and Lots A and C to remain open for customer and frequent turnover traffic.

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Questions about the project may be answered via our website contact form or by calling Gregg Lefter at 978-897-2208.

129 Parker Street Project Information

We are maintaining a project page with materials from involved town committees and other information that pertains to this project.

14-Mar-2014: The 129 Parker Street Ad Hoc Committee  has been focusing their review on the Option 2B Plan and an updated version has been provided by the Developer, Capital Group Properties, which is available for download.    The Committee has deliberated its set of recommendations and will provide them to the Board of Selectmen at their March 18th meeting.  Please visit the project page for more details and to download the updated drawing.

Historic House Plaque Program

house-plaqueDo you own a home built before World War II?  The Maynard Historical Commission wishes to remind Maynard residents of the town’s Historic House Plaque program which provides an opportunity to invest owners of historic or architecturally significant houses with pride, knowledge, and the ability to serve as conscious custodians of their house heritage.

Plaques enhance the appearance of older homes while promoting community awareness of our local history. For more information visit the MHC’s Historic House Plaque Program page.

Absentee Ballots now available for 6-May Town Election

Absentee ballots are now available for the Annual Town Election on May 6, 2014.

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 5, 2014

If you have any questions regarding absentee voting, please call the Town Clerks’ Office at 978-897-1300.

 

Yard Waste Collection Week and Spring Dropoff Recycling

The Drop off Center will be open April 12, 2014, May 10, 2014 and June 14, 201 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Visit the DPW Recycling Drop Off Center page for more information including the fee schedule.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective April 12, 2014 only checks made payable to the Town of Maynard will be accepted at the Drop Off Center.   No cash or credit cards will be accepted.

Department of Public Works announces the Schedule for Seasonal Curbside Yard Waste Collection Week  May 5th – May 9th, 2014, please have your yard waste out on your regular scheduled trash day by 7:00 a.m.   If you have any concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317 during normal business hours.

2014 Annual Town-wide Streets Sweeping

Please be advised that the 2014 annual Town-wide streets sweeping begins on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. We expect the sweeping to take four to six weeks, weather dependent. Our sequence of sweeping will be as follows:

  1. Business District/Main Street Area
  2. Fletcher St. Area
  3. Vose Hill Area to Sudbury Town Line
  4. Old Marlboro Rd Area
  5. Presidential Area
  6. Butler, Crane, Douglas Terraces etc.
  7. Elmwood, Fairfield, Thompson etc.
  8. Glendale, Prospect Tremont & Concord St Area
  9. Upper Acton Area, Maple, Brooks Linden
  10. Lincoln, Brooks, Mayfield, Amory, Randall Areas
  11. Mockingbird, Dix, Durant, Patti Area
  12. Howard, Florida, Summerhill
  13. Pine, Spring, Sudbury

If possible, we request that you do not park your cars on the streets until your neighborhood has been swept.

The above sequence puts the sweeper in these general areas, all streets in or near the above list will be swept while the sweeper is in that area. The DPW wants to thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. Should you have specific questions or concerns, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.

Request for Quotes: Affordable Veteran’s Housing

The Town of Maynard requests quotations from qualified consultants for services to determine the feasibility of developing affordable veteran’s housing.  Please download the RFQ document for complete details on the requirements and submittal process.

Maynard has been recognized as a Purple Heart Community and desires to extend its appreciation for armed services personnel by creating opportunities for them to live and work in the region.