Important Updates

Forum on Future Community Housing Plans – July 1st

Town Administrator Kevin Sweet would like to invite the community to attend a visioning meeting next month to determine the location and type of housing residents would like to see in the town going forward.

Join the Town of Maynard and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a public forum on Wednesday, July 1, at 7 p.m. in the lower level of Town Hall, 195 Main St.

You can participate by completing a brief online survey..

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Seeking New Member of the Board of Assessors

The Town of Maynard is seeking a qualified Maynard resident to serve as a member of the Maynard Board of Assessors.  The Board of Assessors consists of three members, each serving for a three year term.  They are responsible for working with the Town Assessors in carrying out the state’s mandate to establish the fair market value of each property for tax purposes.  The Board must follow state guidelines and must obtain state certification from the Department of Revenue for the purpose of voting authority.    The board meets when necessary which is usually monthly however during certain times of the year we could meet twice a month or not at all.  This is a volunteer position.   Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, detailing relevant qualifications and a resume to:  Board of Selectman, c/o Town Administrator Kevin Sweet, 195 Main St, Maynard MA 01754 or email at ksweet@townofmaynard.net

MPD: Beware of IRS Phone and Email Scams

Police Chief Mark Dubois would like to warn residents about an ongoing IRS scam in the community and advise them to never respond to threats.

The Maynard Police Department received multiple reports this morning from residents stating an “agent” from IRS called and informed them they owe money and must pay it immediately through a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The “agent” tells the victim that if they do not cooperate, they will be arrested, deported, or their business license or driver’s license would be suspended. The caller often intimidates the victim with hostility and insulting statements.

“These callers are professional scammers and will say anything to appear legitimate. Do not act under pressure. Instead, call police immediately after receiving a call to report the issue,” Chief Dubois said. “We do not want to see anyone become a victim of this fraudulence.”

If a victim gives away a pre-paid debit card number or makes a wire transfer, the money is gone and lost forever. There is usually no way to recover those funds.

“If someone calls unexpectedly claiming to be from the IRS with aggressive threats if you don’t pay immediately, it’s a scam artist calling,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in a statement on the issue. “The first IRS contact with taxpayers is usually through the mail. Taxpayers have rights, and this is not how we do business.”

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MCC/MRC sponsoring a “Boo-Boo Brigade” on Truck Day

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Help spread the word of the Boo-Boo Brigade: download the brochure

Does your favorite teddy bear or dolly have a boo-boo? Bring them to Truck Day and visit the MCC/MRC’s “Boo-Boo Brigade”—they will treat them with a complimentary band-aid and a balloon to make them feel better!

Truck Day is Wednesday, July 15th from 11:00am—noon
Saint Bridget’s School Parking Lot (Rain Date, July 23rd)

The “Boo-Boo Brigade” is staffed by the Maynard Citizens Corps/Medical Reserve Corps (MCC/MRC)

The Future of Clock Tower Place Presentation – Jun 11

Missed the meeting?   See a video of the presentation below…

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Please join the Town of Maynard and Saracen Properties for a Community Discussion on The Future of Clock Tower Place: A Presentation of Saracen Properties’ Master Plan of Capital Improvements followed by Q&A.

The presentation will take place on June 11th from 6:30 to 8pm in the Maynard Public Library (77 Nason Street).

This event is sponsored by the Maynard Economic Development Committee.

Download the slides from this presentation.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, the same presentation was made to the Board of Selectmen on June 2nd:

Legal Notice: Public Hearing July 7th: Conduit

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Mass. General Law Chapter 166 that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:15 PM in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building. The petition and plan is being presented by the NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for the purpose of obtaining a Grant of Location to install approximately 12 feet of conduit at pole 41/41 on Great Road, Maynard. The Public is welcome to attend. A copy is filed with Town Clerk and Board of Selectmen.

MPD Receives Prestigious State Certification Status

mpd-certification-2015Police Chief Mark Dubois and Town Administrator Kevin Sweet are pleased to announce that the Maynard Police Department has achieved State Certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) at an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 4 at the Connors Center in Dover.

Certification is a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain the highest standards of law enforcement, and is considered the best measure of a police department against the established best practices around the country and region.

“Receiving Certification acknowledges the Maynard Police Department is in line with the highest possible standards of law enforcement,” Chief Dubois said. “I am incredibly proud of our entire department and all of the hard work that has gone into this process, we are now one step closer to receiving the Commission’s highest award of Accreditation.”

Chief Dubois also singled out Lt. Michael Noble, the department’s Accreditation Manager.

“Lt. Noble did an incredible job,” Dubois said. “I am very proud of him, and he should be very proud of the results we saw this week.”

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DPW: Reconstruction Programs on Brown Street and Florida Ave.

Reconstruction of Brown Street between 47 Brown Street and the Golf Course

The Town of Maynard, through its contractor Lazaro Paving Corp anticipates paving the above street beginning this Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:00am.  The contract will post signs before the actual work is to commence on poles, cones or barrels to be stationed throughout the limits of the construction.  Following the notifications/sign posting, the work may begin as early as 7:00am.

Reconstruction of Brown Street between 12 Brown Street and Warren Avenue

The Town of Maynard, through its contractor Lazaro Paving Corp anticipates paving the above street beginning this Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:00am.  The contract will post signs before the actual work is to commence on poles, cones or barrels to be stationed throughout the limits of the construction.  Following the notifications/sign posting, the work may begin as early as 7:00am.

Reconstruction of Florida Avenue between Main Street and Euclid Avenue

The Town of Maynard, through its contractor Lazaro Paving Corp anticipates paving the above street beginning this Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:00am.  The contract will post signs before the actual work is to commence on poles, cones or barrels to be stationed throughout the limits of the construction.  Following the notifications/sign posting, the work may begin as early as 7:00am.

For all of the above projects…

If weather does not permit or if there is a problem with equipment or scheduling, the work will commence on the following work day.  Please remove all parked vehicles from street (work area) by 7:00am.  Any parked vehicles that interfere with construction will be towed at the owner’s expense.

During the reconstruction period access to and from residence may be restricted or delayed. Road will remain open to all emergency vehicles and school buses.

The DPW wants to thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. If problems evolve as a result of reconstruction or should you have specific questions or concerns, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.

These 3 projects are part of the DPW’s 2015 Roads Reconstruction Program.