Request for Bid: Surplus Fire Apparatus

The Town of Maynard is accepting sealed bids for the following surplus vehicles and equipment. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Department of Public Works by December 27th, 2017 at 10:00AM, where and when they will be publicly opened. All bids must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with “Town of Maynard 2017 Surplus Vehicles & Equipment Sale” and inside must contain the item name and number for which each bid is placed, the amount of the bid and the name and address of the bidder. All bidders must execute a certificate of non- collusion which is provided as part of the bid documents.

Download the detailed Invitation to Bid and Bid Sheet.

COA Watercolor Exhibit at Maynard Public Library

Maynard Council on Aging’s Senior Watercolor Class is exhibiting a series of interpretations of the work of Monet, Matisse, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Klee, Berthe Morrisot, Mary Cassatt and Helen Frankenthaler.

The class has exhibited their work in Maynard Town Hall, the Maynard Library and ArtSpace’s Only in Maynard show. Most recently members of the class were selected to submit their work in the State Secretary’s Senior Art Show at the Commonwealth Museum in Boston.

The paintings will be on display at the Maynard Public Library through the month of December.

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Holiday and Overnight Parking in Maynard

Downtown Holiday Parking

The Board of Selectmen are pleased to announce that the first 2 hours of metered parking in Maynard is FREE from November 24th through December 31st.   Happy Holidays!

There is always no cost for metered parking downtown after 5pm Monday through Saturday.  Parking is free on Sundays and Holidays.

Overnight Parking Ban

The Maynard Police Department reminds everyone that there is NO PARKING on the streets overnight between December 1st and March 15th 2018.  The time restrictions are from 2am to 6am.  The fine for violation is $20.  If a vehicle is disabled and cannot be moved please call the MPD at 978-897-1011

Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling Radio Hour Season 4

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 Four 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, November 28, 2017 – 4PM

Bill’s Guest: Town Administrator Kevin Sweet!

Between, a red hot housing market, a new Cultural District, the Maynard Crossing project coming online, a multi-million dollar sewer grant, a tough budget season and a whole lot in-between, Maynard is on the go. Tune in and hear Town Administrator Sweet discuss all this and more!

Another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in Maynard’s cultural, economic and community development!

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.

Legal Notice: Water and Sewer Rates Amended

The Maynard Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. in Room 201 of the Maynard Town Building for the purposes of amending the Town Water and Sewer Rates.  The new water and sewer rates are as follows:

IN TOWN
Water ConsumptionRateSewer UseRate
Minimum Charge **$20.00Minimum Charge **$50.00
0 – 500 CF$2.701 – 500 CF$5.50
501 – 1000 CF$6.84501 – 2500 CF$10.60
1001 – 2500 CF$7.35
Over 2500 CF$8.38Over 2500 CF$13.00
OUT OF TOWN
Water ConsumptionRateSewer UseRate
Minimum Charge **$30.00Minimum Charge **$73.75
0 – 500 CF$3.781 – 500 CF$7.70
501 – 1000 CF$9.58501 – 2500 CF$14.84
1001 – 2500 CF$10.29
Over 2500 CF$11.73Over 2500 CF$18.20

** Minimum charge includes 0 CF (cubic feet)

These rates shall become effective with the billing cycle of December 1, 2017.  For additional information please call the Maynard Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.

DPW: Notice of Roadway Construction (UPDATED)

The Town of Maynard has contracted with Lazaro Paving Corporation to provide roadway construction services for the 2017 construction season. Town wide road construction will begin in September.  Construction activities include roadway milling, reclamation, drainage/manhole repair and roadway paving.

Locations are as follows:

  • Great Rd/Rt. 117 (Summer Hill Rd to Sherman St)
  • Abbott Rd (Howard Rd to Cindy Ln)
  • Cindy Ln (Abbot to Cul-De-Sac)
  • Vose Hill Rd (Parker to Cul-De-Sac)
  • Cutting Dr (Vose Hill Rd to Dettling Rd)
  • Dettling Rd (Vose Hill Rd to Cul-De-Sac)

No Parking signs will be installed the day before construction begins at each location. Once construction is started, no on-street parking will be allowed until all construction activities are completed. Vehicles parked on the street during this time may be towed at owner’s expense.

UPDATE as of 10/20/2017: Roadway construction will begin on Great Rd/Rt. 117 (Summer Hill Rd to Sherman St) on Monday October 30th, 2017

During construction traffic will be detoured periodically throughout the week. Please seek an alternate route.

Schedule updates will be posted on the Town of Maynard website as they become available.

If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at (978) 897-1317 or DPW@townofmaynard.net

2017 Beacon Santa Dates Announced

Since 1965, Beacon Santa has helped families provide holiday gifts for their children; the fund now helps families in Maynard and 14 other communities. The Beacon Santa Fund is a nonprofit organization administered by GateHouse Media New England, the parent company for 12 weekly papers in 15 communities.

Applications are available at the Maynard Town Clerk’s Office.

Important Dates for the 2017 Season are:

OCTOBER 31st – Deadline for applicant forms and letters to be returned to the Beacon Santa office
NOVEMBER 27th thru DECEMBER 1st – Recipient vouchers mailed
DECEMBER 1st – First day to utilize Beacon Santa vouchers
DECEMBER 31st – Last day to utilize Beacon Santa vouchers

Donations pay for vouchers for food, clothing and toys at area supermarkets and department stores during the holidays.

How can someone donate?

By mail: Beacon Santa Fund, c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, P.O. Box 645,    Maynard, MA 01754

In person: 150 Baker Ave. Extension, Suite 101, Concord; 9 Meriaam St., Lexington;or at the Middlesex Savings Bank branch on Nason Street in Maynard.

Online: Through PayPal at the Beacon Santa website, bedford.wickedlocal.com/topics/beacon-santa