Mandatory Level 3 Water Conservation Restriction

Notice to all Customers of the Maynard Public Water System

Mandatory Level 3 Water Conservation Restriction is now in effect.

All outdoor use of water is prohibited.

sprinkler-banThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts has declared a Drought Warning for the areas of Central and Northeast Massachusetts. In an effort to preserve our water supply during this drought, the Town of Maynard has issued a Level 3 Conservation order. This elevated conservation restriction will help to ensure the Town can provide an adequate drinking water and fire protection supply to its customers.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has declared a Drought Warning for the areas of Central and Northeast Massachusetts. In an effort to preserve our water supply during this drought, the Town of Maynard has issued a Level 3 Conservation order. This elevated conservation restriction will help to ensure the Town can provide an adequate drinking water and fire protection supply to its customers.

Under this Level 3 Conservation Restriction, all outdoor use of water is prohibited. The Level 3 Water Conservation Restriction is in effect from August 23rd, 2016 until further notice. This conservation measure will be strictly enforced with fines of up to $200 per day.

For any questions regarding this notice, please call the Maynard DPW Office at 978-897-1317.

For more information on how you can help to conserve water, visit the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Water Conservation website: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/watersheds/water-conservation.html

You can also visit the DPW Water Restrictions page for additional information.

State Primary Absentee Ballots Available

Absentee ballots are now available for the State Primary to be held on September 8, 2016.

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.

If you will be absent from Maynard for an extended period of time, you may submit a single application for all elections occurring within the calendar year the application is accepted.

You may vote at the Town Clerk’s Office before the State Primary Election at a time arranged with the Town Clerk, or you may request to vote by mail.  Be sure to apply early.  Include on the application your name and address as registered, the address you wish the ballot to be mailed and  your own signature.

You must apply for an absentee ballot by 12:00 noon on  Wednesday, September 7, 2016

If you have any questions regarding absentee voting, please call the  Town Clerks’ Office at 978-897-1300.

Special Town Meeting Scheduled – Oct 5th

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their August 3, 2016 meeting voted:  “To set the date and time of a Special Town Meeting (STM) as 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium at 3 Tiger Drive as the location for this Special Town Meeting.”

This Special Town Meeting is at the request of the Developer for 129 Parker Street Maynard, MA.

(This meeting was originally scheduled for Oct 3rd.)

The STM Warrant will be available at Town Hall on September 15, 2016, as well as here on the web site.  More information, including the STM Timeline is available on the Town Meeting Page.   There is also detailed information on the 129 Parker Street Development Project page which you may find relevant to this meeting.

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.

Update on TTHM Levels in Drinking Water Supply

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.

Continue reading Update on TTHM Levels in Drinking Water Supply

Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals Actively Seeking Two New Members

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Town Administrator Kevin Sweet announces that Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is actively seeking two new members for its seven member board and encourages all those who are interested to apply.

The ZBA is responsible for the administration of zoning laws within the town, including the granting of variances and special permits.

“This position requires a high degree of judgment and the ability to help find practical solutions for zoning problems residents may have,” said Town Administrator Sweet. “Because it directly shapes specific aspects of the community, the ZBA plays a large role in Maynard’s future. A lot of people have found that serving on the ZBA is a way to directly impact the development and redevelopment of neighborhoods.”

Meetings are typically once a month or as needed. Those interested in serving on the ZBA should contact Bill Nemser at 978-897-1329 or bnemser@townofMaynard.net.