Town-Wide Parking Ban In Effect

Per order of Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator / Emergency Management Director,  effective Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7am, with the exception of the downtown business district and municipal parking lots we will be enforcing a parking ban until further notice to assist the town with snow and ice removal and for the passage of emergency vehicles.

We thank all residents for their patience during this snow removal process.   If you need further information, please contact the public works office at 978-897-1317 or by e-mail to: mmorando@townofmaynard.net.

Assabet River Rail Trail Public Information Meeting – Apr 30th

A Design Public Informational Meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Assabet River Rail Trail project in the Towns of Acton and Maynard, MA.

WHERE: Acton Town Hall, Faulkner Room, 472 Main Street, Acton, MA
WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed rail trail project. All views and comments made at the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

[Read the complete notice from MassDOT – Highway Division]

35th Annual Senior Conference – April 23rd

The 35th Annual Senior Conference will be held on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 from 8:30am to 2pm.   Hosted by State Senator Jamie Eldridge the conference will be held at  Hudson High School (69 Brigham Street, Hudson)

Don’t miss out on the fun!  Workshops, Entertainment, Exhibits, Prizes, Speakers and FREE Coffee, Donuts & Lunch!

For more information call District Director, Danillo Sena at (617)722-1120 or e-mail Danillo.Sena@masenate.gov

MFD Welcomes New Fire Academy Recruit, Hires Another New Member

mfd-20150304Fire Chief Anthony Stowers and the Maynard Fire Department would like to congratulate Firefighter Michael Parr on his graduation from the Massachusetts Fire Academy (MFA) in Stow.

“Mike has already shown himself to be a reliable member, and he has fit in with the department very well,” Chief Stowers said. “We are proud to see him graduate, and we have very high hopes for him in Maynard.”

Parr has become a second generation firefighter.  His father, retired Wakefield Fire Chief David Parr, was the guest speaker at his graduation ceremony on Feb. 27.  Chief Parr served 43 years in the fire service.

Parr, 30, of Wakefield, was one of 24 graduates from 18 fire departments, including Clinton, Hudson, and Weston, who were part of the 224th class of the MFA’s 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program.  The MFA offers this program tuition-free for municipal fire departments.

The Maynard Fire Department has also hired Firefighter Michael Cisek, 22, as a full-time firefighter.  Cisek, a Maynard native, previously served as a call firefighter with the Stow and Lincoln Departments. He has completed Firefighter I and II training programs and is working toward an associate’s degree in fire science. He will soon attend the Fire Academy’s Recruit Program. He will also enter a probationary firefighter program.

“We chose Firefighter Cisek from a very strong group of candidates to replace a firefighter who took a job elsewhere,” Chief Stowers said. “We are eager to welcome him and look forward to a successful career in the Maynard Fire Department.”

Nomination Papers Available

(Updated 21-Jan) Nomination papers are now available for the Annual Town Election on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  The last day to obtain papers is Friday, March 13, 2015.

The following offices are open on the Election:

  • 2 Selectmen for a term of three years
  • 1 Moderator for a term of one year
  • 2 School Committee member for a term of three years
  • 1 School Committee member for a term of two years
  • 1 Trustee of Public Library for a term of three years
  • 1 Regional Vocational School Committee member for a term of 4 years
  • 1 Housing Authority Member for a term of 5 years

43  valid Maynard voter signatures are required.

Nomination papers are at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 195 Main Street.

If you have any questions, please call 978-897-1300

Clear Your Roof – But Beware of Scams

Residents are encouraged to clear roofs and are warned of scams offering services to clear their roofs.

Residents should evaluate if the volume of snow on the roof of their home is dangerous and arrange to remove as much of it as possible.  The lightness of the fallen snow can provide a misleading feeling that it isn’t heavy, but with nearly 100” having fallen in Town, there is real weight to the total volume.  As the weather warms, it is predictable that we will get heavier, ‘wetter’ snow or rain before it has all melted and this will greatly add to the weight on roofs.

At the same time residents are warned to be careful in attempting to remove snow from their homes and in hiring reputable contractors.  There are reports on the news – none locally so far – of scammers taking cash and not doing the work.  Before hiring anyone to work in your home consider the following:

  • Get a written estimate – preferably on company letterhead
  • Check references – friends, neighbors, and even those provided by the company – do you know them? Are they local or from far away?
  • Does the company project a professional image – logos on vehicles, uniforms, etc. (this is not a definitive assessment but can help verify they are a real company.)
  • Never pay cash in advance of work being performed
  • Verify that they have liability insurance

Contact the Maynard Police Department immediately if you think there is an illegitimate company in town or if you have been solicited by one.

You can also check our Roof Collapse Prevention page on this website for more information about the dangers of snow on roofs and how to safely address this situation.

(More) Snow Removal Operations

Commencing Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the Department of Public Works will continue to remove snow town wide.   Please try not to park your vehicles on the street and move your cars as far in as possible on your driveways, this will help with the snow removal.

We thank all residents for their patience during this snow removal process.   If you need further information, please contact the public works office at 978-897-1317 or by e-mail to: mmorando@townofmaynard.net.