Early Voting Starts Oct 24th

vote-badgeTown Clerk Michelle Sokolowski is excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24th and continue through November 4th, 2016 until 12:00 Noon.  Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting. Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.

early-voting-silver-medalUnlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter. Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early. Regardless of whether a voter wants to take advantage of early voting, vote absentee or vote on Election Day, the first step is making sure you are registered. To check to see if you are registered to vote, and to find information on how to register to vote, you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele. If you need to register to vote, you may do it online by visiting: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. All you need is a license or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles to apply online. To be eligible to vote in the November 8th State Election, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by October 19th, 2016.

Early voting can be done in person or by mail. In Maynard,  early voting can be done in person at Maynard Town Hall, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA during the following dates and times:

October 24, 2016 through November 4, 2016 until 12:00 Noon
during our regular business hours 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday,  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon.

For public convenience, we have also decided to offer weekend hours on:

Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Also, registered voters have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Simply fill out an application and mail it to Office of the Town Clerk, 195 Main Street, MA 01754. You can find the application on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele. Please note, however, once a voter has cast an early voting ballot, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

For the first time in Massachusetts, the first choice all voters will make is which day to vote. Early voting will make the most fundamental right of our citizens more convenient than ever to exercise. We encourage all of our citizens to exercise that right and take advantage of the opportunity to vote on their schedules.


DPW: Notice of Roadway Construction

Notice of Roadway Construction
Beginning the week of September 26th, 2016

road-word-aheadThe Town of Maynard has contracted with Lazaro Paving to provide road resurfacing services for the 2016 construction season. Town wide road construction will begin Monday 09/26/2016 and is expected to last 2-3 weeks, weather dependent. Construction activities include roadway milling, reclamation, drainage/manhole repair and roadway paving.

Paving locations are as follows:

  • Main Street (River St. to Summer St.)
  • Concord St. (Vernon St. to Acton Town Line)
  • Powder Mill Road (Waltham St. to Acton Town Line) – SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES
  • Patti Lane
  • Michael Road
  • Glen Drive

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.

If you have any questions or comments in regards to this notice, please contact the Maynard DPW at 978-897-1317 or DPW@townofmaynard.net

TTHMs Drinking Water Update


Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) Drinking Water Update

This is an important notice – please translate it for anyone who does not understand English.

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.

A copy of the notice has been mailed to all customers of the Maynard Public Water System.  Click here to read the update regarding your drinking water system.

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.

(Originally posted on 21-Jul-2016)

Fire Station Property RFP

The Town of Maynard seeks to purchase a parcel of land, with or without buildings thereon, within the Town limits, for the purpose of building a fire station. The Town has determined that this purchase is subject to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 30B, and has issued this RFP for soliciting proposals from property owners.

Town Meeting has not authorized the purchase of land or appropriated funds therefor. Any purchase and sales agreement entered into pursuant to this RFP will be subject to Town Meeting authorization and appropriation.

The successful property owner must be prepared to enter into a purchase and sale agreement within forty-five (45) days from the selection of the successful proposer substantially in the form of the Purchase and Sale Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein. The closing will occur within one hundred twenty (120) days of the appropriation of funds at a Town Meeting subsequent to the bid award.

Submission deadline is November 10, 2016 at 1:00pm.

Download the complete RFP for full submission requirements and instructions.

For more information visit the Fire Station Building Committee page.

Pilot Commuter Shuttle Program is Open For Business

commuter-shuttle-vanCrossTown Connect and the Towns of Maynard and Acton are starting a pilot commuter shuttle program. The pilot will run for fifteen weeks from October 3, 2016 until January 13, 2017.

The shuttle will run between downtown Maynard and the South Acton Commuter Rail station with stops at:

    • Mill & Main Sudbury Street Entrance
    • Mill & Main Building 1 Entrance
    • Summer Street Municipal Lot Electrical Charging Station
    •  20 Main Street (Paper Store HQ)
    • 138 Parker Street/6 Drummer Road

There is no cost for the shuttle during the pilot program.

cross-town-connect-logo-400Residents of Maynard and Acton are encouraged to use this regional transportation program to get to a workplace along the Boston – Fitchburg rail line.

Employees of companies along the route may also enjoy taking public transit to and from their workplace.

Click here for more information including a complete shuttle schedule.

Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling Radio Hour Season 3


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” Tuesday October 4th at 3PM ! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

PZRR Season Kick-off! October 4th, 2016

Bill’s Guest: Town Administrator Kevin Sweet!
What a busy summer it has been for Maynard: we are just catching our breath and now a Special Town Meeting on October 5th for the 129 Parker Street Concept Plan!
Hear how Kevin is keeping it all together and what is coming next.