Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) Drinking Water Update

This message was approved by the state for distribution to the public. A paper copy is being mailed to all residents and businesses.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF THE MAYNARD PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM
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.

Under the revised state Disinfection By-Product Rule Stage 2 requirements, the Town of Maynard’s public water system is required to monitor the drinking water for TTHMs levels on a quarterly basis at four approved locations. A four-quarter running annual average at any location above the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TTHMs of more than 80 ppb is considered out of compliance.

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RFP: WWTP Fire Alarm System Installation and Upgrades

The Town of Maynard is soliciting Bids for the purchase and installation of a new and upgraded Fire Alarm System at the CoMag building and other facility buildings at the Town of Maynard Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) at 18 Pine Hill Road, Maynard, Massachusetts.

Sealed bids will be received at the administrative office of Public Works Department, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754 until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Bid instructions and bid documents will be sent to interested parties via e-mail.   If you are interested in bidding on this project, please contact the administrative office of the Department of Public Works, by e-mail to dpw@townofmaynard.net or by calling the office at 978-897-1317.

Level 1 Water Use Restrictions In Effect

The Maynard Board of Selectmen have posted a Level 1 Water Use Restriction.

As stated in the Special Condition 8 of the Massachusetts Water Management Acts permits (MGL C 21G) we are required to implement a Non-essential Outdoor Water Use and enforce the required restrictions starting May 1, 2016 through October 1, 2016.  Therefore the Town is implementing Level 1 Water Use Restrictions.  Under Level 1 Water Use Restrictions, non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  The hourly restriction is to promote smart water use and to be in compliance with our drinking water withdrawal permit.  Also to lessen the loss of water evaporated from irrigation systems. The hourly restriction also benefits the Town’s water system that is trying to meet peak demand. Water use, much like electricity, has peak days and hours.  Watering in the early morning or at night will ease this concern.

Click here for details and background of Water Use Restrictions.

2016 Maynard Sewer Replacement and Repairs

Locations of construction: Railroad Street, Arthur Street, and Demars Street

The Town of Maynard, through its contractor C. Naughton Corp., anticipates construction activities at the above listed streets beginning on Railroad Street this Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 7:00am.  The contractor will post signs before the actual work is to commence on poles, cones or barrels to be stationed throughout the limits of the construction.

The scope of work includes repairs/replacement of existing sewer and drain lines, test pit/road opening and road paving.

If weather does not permit or if there is a problem with equipment or scheduling, the work will commence on the following work day.

During the construction period, access to and from residence may be restricted or delayed.

The DPW wants to thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. Should you have specific questions or concerns, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.

Legal Notice: El Huipil Alteration of Premises – May 31st

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with MGL Chapter 138 as amended, that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 7:15 P.M. in Room 201 of the Town Building on application for Alteration of Premises at El Huipil Restaurant, Inc adding additional 720 sq. feet of outdoor patio to 51R Main St. Maynard. Manager; Sergio A. Moreno. Copy of plan is on file in the Office of the Selectmen.

DPW RFP: Annual Bid for Materials, Services and Chemicals

LEGAL NOTICE
TOWN OF MAYNARD
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
ANNUAL BID FOR VARIOUS MATERIALS, SERVICES & CHEMICALS

Sealed Bids will be received at the office of the Department of Public Works, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754 until 11:00 am on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read for supplying the following materials, services and chemicals for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  Bid forms are required and specifications are available at the Department of Public Works Office M-F  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Street Improvement Workshop – May 26th

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Join staff from the Town of Maynard and the  Metropolitan Area Planning Council to hear about ways to improve Maynard’s streets for pedestrians and bikers. After refreshments, a brief presentation and a very interesting exercise, we’ll tour key areas in downtown, get community feedback of potential improvements and discuss a downtown pilot project. Don’t miss this opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this new community initiative!

Please RSVP to Bnemser@townofmaynard.net or 978-897-1302

Learn more about this program on our Complete Streets page.

Notice of Intent: Stewart T. Campbell Room Naming

The Maynard Board of Selectmen are providing this notice of intent to name The Lower Level room at Town Hall known as Room 101 to be named as the Stewart T. Campbell Room number 101 at the Town Hall Municipal Building 195 Main Street Maynard, MA.

The notice as of the publication dated April 28, 2016 for the recorded period of 30 days. During which time public comments will be accepted. Copy of record is on file in the Office of the Selectmen.