Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling Radio Hour Season 4

Who said planning and zoning has to be bureaucratic, monochromatic, asthmatic, systematic, autocratic or dull? Well it isn’t…at least for one hour!

Join Maynard Town Planner Bill Nemser as he fills you in on all the latest planning related news, discusses place-making trends in the Metrowest Region and presents an assortment of exciting guests all the while weaving it all into an eclectic musical tapestry of hits, misses and classics from all genres! And best of all, the infamous “Think You Know Maynard?” trivia game!

Season Four of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” continues… Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

Missed an episode?  Don’t worry…  Check out our archive at WAVM.


Tuesday, April 24, 2017 – 4PM

Bill’s Guest: Town Administrator Erik Hansen!

Season Four of PZRR concludes with Bill’s Guest: Erik Hansen, who will discuss the “Maynard as a Canvas” project! The Cultural Council, has plans underway for a brand new mural downtown at the former Murphy Snyder building! How will the design be selected? Tune in to hear Erik discuss this project and other “Maynard as a Canvas” initiatives. All this and more as we gear up for Maynard’s very first Art Week!

Another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in Maynard’s cultural, economic and community development!

The Planning Zoning Rock and Rolling Radio Hour was awarded the 2016 Media Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association for excellence in comprehensive coverage of a planning or development issue.

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.

Absentee Ballots are now available for Annual Town Election

Absentee ballots are now available for the Annual Town Election on May 1, 2018

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 Annual Town 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 Monday, April 30, 2018.

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

Cultural District Summer Spruce-Up Grant

The Assabet Village Cultural District (AVCD) is excited to announce it has been awarded $5,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for making facade and exterior improvements throughout the downtown area!

The AVCD will be accepting funding proposals from local businesses and building owners who wish to take advantage of this one-time grant opportunity.

Visit the Assabet Village Cultural District page for more information and application form.

Upcoming Town Meetings

The Annual and Special Town Meetings have been set to 7pm on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Fowler School Auditorium.

The warrant for the 21-May Annual Town Meeting is available here.  The Special Town Meeting warrant is due by May 3rd. Both warrants will be also be available at Town Hall on May 3rd.

Please check the Town Meeting page for details on submitting Citizen’s Petitions, timelines, and other documents related to the meetings.

Assessors Office 2018 Filing Deadlines

If you are planning to file for Real Estate or Personal Property Tax abatements, tax exemptions (such as Widowers/Elderly, Veterans, Blind, etc.), 3ABC Charitable organization or Personal Property tax listings, please visit the Assessors Office page for details on the filing deadlines, instructions and forms.

The Assessors Office page also has information on the Fiscal Year 2018 Property Assessments.

As always the Assessors office is available if you have any questions or need more information.

Legal Notice: Water and Sewer Rates Amended

The Maynard Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. in Room 201 of the Maynard Town Building for the purposes of amending the Town Water and Sewer Rates.  The new water and sewer rates are as follows:

IN TOWN
Water ConsumptionRateSewer UseRate
Base Charge **$20.00Base Charge **$50.00
0 – 500 CF$2.701 – 500 CF$5.50
501 – 1000 CF$6.84501 – 2500 CF$10.60
1001 – 2500 CF$7.35
Over 2500 CF$8.38Over 2500 CF$13.00
OUT OF TOWN
Water ConsumptionRateSewer UseRate
Base Charge **$30.00Base Charge **$73.75
0 – 500 CF$3.781 – 500 CF$7.70
501 – 1000 CF$9.58501 – 2500 CF$14.84
1001 – 2500 CF$10.29
Over 2500 CF$11.73Over 2500 CF$18.20

** Base Charge includes 0 CF (cubic feet)
NOTE: Terminology amended from original Legal Notice which used “Minimum Charge” (3-Jan-2018)

These rates shall become effective with the billing cycle of December 1, 2017.  For additional information please call the Maynard Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.