ADA Transition Plan Seeking Public Comments

In 2017, the Town received a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Disabilities to update its ADA Transition Plan. The rewrite has been drafted and it includes new provisions for enable citizens to ask for accommodations, appoints an employee as a point of contact, and outlines new physical and electronic access improvements to be implemented in the coming years.

Before submitting the plan to the Commonwealth for acceptance, public input is required.  In addition, a committee must be re-established which will inform capital planning, make budget recommendations, and assist citizens and the town in determining and establishing proper accommodations in the future. The current committee is dormant.

The draft plan is available for download on the ADA Committee page or by request at the Town Administrator’s Office.  Anyone interested in serving on the ADA Committee should also contact the Town Administrator’s Office for details.

Public Hearing Notice – Comcast – June 26th

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 166 that a Public Hearing Will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 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 Comcast for the purpose of obtaining a Grant petition to construct, and a location for such a line of conduits and manholes with the necessary wires and cables therein, said conduits and manholes to be located, substantially on the attached plan dated May 24, 2018, on Nason Street Rear, Maynard. The Public is welcome to attend. A copy is filed with the Town Clerk and the Board of Selectmen.

Summer Events in Town

Continuing a 72 year tradition of providing Maynard with free music performances the Maynard Community Band will be performing in Memorial Park on the following Wednesdays: June 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; and August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. The concerts start around 7pm and finish up around 8:30pm.  Please take a break and enjoy an evening in the park with your friends and neighbors.

There is another Friday Evening Concert Series in Memorial Park this summer hosted by Mike Candela:

  • On July 20th, 5pm – 10:30pm – Summer Songs
  • On July 27th, 5pm – 10:30pm – Jam Band Songs
  • On August 3rd, 5pm – 10:30pm – Rock Concert

The Maynard Public Library is sponsoring its annual free concert with special guest Karrin Allyson on Sunday, July 8th at 3pm (rain date is Monday, July 9th at 6:30pm)

Finally, there is a Flag Retirement Ceremony in Memorial Park on Flag Day, Thursday, July 14th.

Mandatory Outdoor Water Use Ban In Effect

Public Works Director Aaron Miklosko announces that the Town of Maynard will have a mandatory outdoor water use restriction beginning Monday June 11th, 2018, and will remain in effect until further notice.

The water restriction is the result of an effort to preserve the town’s water supply following a recent mechanical failure in one of its water production wells.

Under this Water Conservation Restriction, all nonessential outdoor use of water is prohibited at all times. The conservation order will be strictly enforced by local officials.

The elevated conservation restriction will help ensure the town can provide an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection.

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Master Plan Idea Session – June 21st

The Town of Maynard is preparing its Comprehensive Master Plan update! Join us for the first Public Meeting on June 21st at the Golf Course during which participants will discuss issues, opportunities, and a 15-20-year vision for Maynard.

Please join us to review and discuss:

  • What is a Master Plan?
  • What Community Planning trends are impacting Maynard?
  • Maynard Snapshot: A brief look at our community’s demographics and baseline conditions
  • Issues and Opportunities: An interactive discussion about the issues and opportunities the Master Plan should address
  • Maynard’s Vision: What is our Community’s Vision for the next 15-20 years?

We’ve compiled some great demographic information about Maynard.  Take a look.

For more information about the Master Plan, please contact Bill Nemser at the Town’s Planning Office (bnemser@TownofMaynard.net) or at 978-897-1302

Refreshments will be provided!

Help Spread the Word about this meeting: download meeting flyer

Maynard Downtown Parking Changes

The Town of Maynard is announcing a temporary change to downtown parking enforcement effective Monday, May 14.

A pilot program to help assess the need and style of the future of downtown parking will begin Monday, May 14 and end Friday, July 20th.  Parking meters in the pilot area of downtown will be covered so they no longer accept coins.  Parking will be managed through a two-hour limit at spaces with covered meters.  Enforcement hours will be 8 AM to 5 PM.

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Aerial Application to Control Mosquito Larvae

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over large wetland areas in Maynard.  Wetlands currently being evaluated for this application are located near George Rd., Old Marlboro Rd. and Rockland Ave.  The application will be conducted between April 23 and April 27. The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low directly over the wetlands. Residents do not need to take any special precautions for this application.

The material to be applied Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis) is a natural bacterium found in soil. The EPA classifies Bti as a relatively non-toxic pesticide.  Bti is considered a target selective and environmentally compatible pesticide that affects mosquito larvae and a few closely related aquatic insects in the fly family.  Once applied Bti stays suspended in water for 24 to 48 hours and then biodegrades as it settles to the bottom. The product name of the Bti is VectoBac G (EPA Reg.  #73049-10).

For further information contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.