Town Election Absentee Ballots Now Available

Absentee ballots are now available for the Annual Town Election on May 5, 2015.

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.

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Glenwood Cemetery Spring Cleanup

The Cemetery Division of Public Works will be starting spring cleanup at the Glenwood Cemetery. We are asking all to help with this cleanup by removing all old flowers and decorations from the grave site and place them at the end of the row for pickup by April 30, 2015.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works office during normal business hours at 978-8997-1317 or by e-mail to mmorando@townofmaynard.net.

DPW announces Recycling and Waste Collection Days

The Recycling Drop off Center on Winter Street will be open the following dates:

  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, May 9th, 2015 – 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 – 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015 – 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 8 a.m. to noon

Please visit the drop off center page for applicable materials, fees and payment.

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is scheduled for June 27, 2015 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Please visit the waste collection day page for applicable materials, fees and payment.

Seasonal Curbside Yard Waste Collection is scheduled the week of May 18 – May 22, 2015 – please have your waste at curbside by 7:00 a.m.  (Dates updated on 1-Apr).

Brush Chipping will be available on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the DPW Garage on Winter Street.  The fee is $10 per car load.

Paper Shredding is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, 2015 from 8 a.m. to noon – $5.00 per car load.

Assabet River Rail Trail Public Information Meeting – Apr 30th

A Design Public Informational Meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Assabet River Rail Trail project in the Towns of Acton and Maynard, MA.

WHERE: Acton Town Hall, Faulkner Room, 472 Main Street, Acton, MA
WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed rail trail project. All views and comments made at the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

[Read the complete notice from MassDOT – Highway Division]

35th Annual Senior Conference – April 23rd

The 35th Annual Senior Conference will be held on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 from 8:30am to 2pm.   Hosted by State Senator Jamie Eldridge the conference will be held at  Hudson High School (69 Brigham Street, Hudson)

Don’t miss out on the fun!  Workshops, Entertainment, Exhibits, Prizes, Speakers and FREE Coffee, Donuts & Lunch!

For more information call District Director, Danillo Sena at (617)722-1120 or e-mail Danillo.Sena@masenate.gov

MFD Welcomes New Fire Academy Recruit, Hires Another New Member

mfd-20150304Fire Chief Anthony Stowers and the Maynard Fire Department would like to congratulate Firefighter Michael Parr on his graduation from the Massachusetts Fire Academy (MFA) in Stow.

“Mike has already shown himself to be a reliable member, and he has fit in with the department very well,” Chief Stowers said. “We are proud to see him graduate, and we have very high hopes for him in Maynard.”

Parr has become a second generation firefighter.  His father, retired Wakefield Fire Chief David Parr, was the guest speaker at his graduation ceremony on Feb. 27.  Chief Parr served 43 years in the fire service.

Parr, 30, of Wakefield, was one of 24 graduates from 18 fire departments, including Clinton, Hudson, and Weston, who were part of the 224th class of the MFA’s 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program.  The MFA offers this program tuition-free for municipal fire departments.

The Maynard Fire Department has also hired Firefighter Michael Cisek, 22, as a full-time firefighter.  Cisek, a Maynard native, previously served as a call firefighter with the Stow and Lincoln Departments. He has completed Firefighter I and II training programs and is working toward an associate’s degree in fire science. He will soon attend the Fire Academy’s Recruit Program. He will also enter a probationary firefighter program.

“We chose Firefighter Cisek from a very strong group of candidates to replace a firefighter who took a job elsewhere,” Chief Stowers said. “We are eager to welcome him and look forward to a successful career in the Maynard Fire Department.”

Tax Filing Deadlines

The Assessor’s Office wishes to remind taxpayers of the following filing deadlines.

The deadline for filing abatements on Real and Personal Property for Fiscal Year 2015 is Monday, February 2, 2015 by 4:00 p.m.

Taxpayers that wish to apply for tax exemptions under Clause 17 Widowers/Elderly, Clause 22 Veterans, Clause 37 Blind, and Clause 41 Elderly have until Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. to file their applications. If you are filing for the first time, it is recommended that you contact the office in advance of the deadline so that all necessary documentation if filed with your application in a timely manner.

Charitable organizations are reminded to file their ABC Forms by Monday, March 2, 2015.

The deadline for filing the Form of List for Personal Property subject to taxation in the in the Town of Maynard is Monday, March 2, 2015.

All of the above mentioned forms are available at the Assessor’s Office.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact the Assessor’s Office.  You can also visit the Assessor’s Office webpage.

Date for Annual/Special Town Meeting Set – May 18th

To All Citizens of the Town of Maynard and Other Interested Parties:

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their January 20, 2015 Board of Selectmen’s meeting voted five to zero:  “To set the date and time of the Annual and Special Town Meetings as 7:00 PM. on Monday, May 18, 2015 respectively and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium on Tiger Drive as the location for the Annual and Special Town Meetings.”

Citizen’s petitions must be submitted with the question presented at the top of each side of the signature page.  They must be submitted to the Town Clerks Office and certified by the Town Clerk in order to be included on the warrant.

The deadline for submission of Citizens Petition Articles for the Annual Town Meeting is 12:00 noon Friday April 3, 2015 and for Special Town meeting Petition April 21, 2015 for Special Petition Articles (Per Charter, at least 45 days prior to the town meeting for annual town meeting and at least 30 days on special town meeting).

Please visit the Town Meeting page for more information.