Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

Mask Up Maynard

 Massachusetts residents are advised to continue following recommendations outlined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in order to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. For information on the steps recommended by The Massachusetts Department of Public Health please click here.

Maynard clinics for Maynard residents have not been scheduled yet due to vaccine shortages for local health departments

Town staff and the Maynard Board of Health are considering the feasibility of localized vaccination operations. It should be expected to be reliant on cooperation with regional entities and state agencies. For a link to where people can find clinics for Phase 1 and Phase 2- priority 1, which is for individuals who are 75+, please click here.

If you know someone over 75 who does not have internet access or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.

Need a ride? Those over 75 who wish to request a ride to a vaccination site may call Maynard Police Dispatch at 978-897-1011 or email Chief Noble at mnoble@maynardpolice.com, and are asked to give at least two days notice.   (Read more about this on the MPD website.)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Massachusetts

The above title is a link to Mass.gov that includes information such as: latest vaccine updates in MA, a COVID-19 vaccine distribution timeline and eligibility info, a map for COVID-19 vaccine locations for individuals in Phase 1, a weekly MA COVID-19 vaccination report, information for residents and staff of long-term care facilities, and much more.

To sign up for COVID-19 alerts in your preferred language please click here

Rabies Clinic – Sat. Apr 3rd

Maynard Pet Owners, the Maynard Animal Control Officer will be hosting a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 3 at the Department of Public Works Garage, 38 Winter Street, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The fee is $20.00. CASH ONLY! All dogs must be on leashes/cats in carriers. The Animal Control Officer will come out and take your pet to be vaccinated. The clinic will be run in conjunction with Apple Country Vet Clinic.

Legal Notice: Conscom Public Hearing – Mar 9th

The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 6:30PM via Zoom, relative to the filing of a Notice of Intent under the MA Wetlands Protection Act and the Maynard Wetlands Administration Bylaw, filed by Stonebridge Narrows Condominium Association, 10 Mill Street, Maynard MA 01754. The proposed project includes the removal of multiple trees located within Bordering Vegetated Wetlands and their respective 100-foot Buffer Area, River Bank, the 200 foot Riverfront Area, and within 100-Year Floodplain at 10 Mill Street.

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Legal Notice: Retirement Board Hearing – Mar 25th

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting held January 28, 2021 at 12:15pm via Zoom, the Maynard Contributory Retirement Board voted to hold a public hearing within the monthly meeting scheduled to be held on Thursday March 25, 2021 at 12:15pm via Zoom.   

All interested parties are encouraged to attend and give testimony prior to the Board taking any action to grant a FY 2022 COLA as allowed under MGL Chapter 32, Section 103(c).

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Request for Volunteers: Board of Health


The Board of Selectmen are seeking volunteers to be considered for appointment to the Maynard Board of Health. If interested, please send your contact information, including name, address, email, and phone number, to the town’s Office of Municipal Services (OMS): oms@townofmaynard.net

24-Feb: The deadline for submissions has been extended to Tuesday, March 23rd.

For information, please visit the Board of Health’s webpage.

DPW: 2021 Water & Sewer Rate Increase

The Department of Public Works through its Water and Sewer Division has the responsibility to review the Enterprise Funding Account and sustainability to provide necessary funding for the yearly operation of both water and sewer, as well as capital improvements to water and sewer infrastructure. The department is responsible to provide clean drinking water and sanitary sewer discharge for the town.

The planning process for reviewing the water and sewer rates began within the DPW in June 2020.  (See the Water Resources and Rate Planning section on the DPW Water & Sewer Division page.) The initial rate recommendation was presented to the Board of Selectmen on January 5, 2021.  A public hearing on the rates was held on February 2, 2021 at 8pm.

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2021 Annual Town Census/Street Listing

The annual 2021 Town Census has been mailed to all Maynard households on January 28, 2021. The information from this Census report provides proof of residency, Street Listings, the School Report, Veterans’ Bonuses, housing for the elderly, and related benefits, as well as protection of voting right. The population figure has a bearing on the State and Federal aid Maynard will receive.

Click here to learn more about the annual census or to download a census form if you did not receive one in the mail.

Dog Licenses

The Town Clerk’s office reminds Maynard residents that all dogs, six months of age or older MUST be licensed by February 28, 2021.

Also note that any new dog to Town or recently acquired dog must be licensed within 30 days.

Please note that any dog licensed after February 28, 2021 will be subject to a $25.00 late fee.

Visit the Dog Licensing page for information on how to obtain the license for your dog.

Property Assessment Data – Assessments for Fiscal Year 2021

The Assessing Department has conducted its Interim Revaluation for Fiscal Year 2021 of all taxable property in the Town of Maynard as required by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Your total valuation of FY2021 was determined after a complete market and cost analysis and is representative of full and fair cash value as of January 1, 2020.  Certification from the Department of Revenue was received on December 2, 2020.

Fiscal Year 2021 Tax Rates:

  • Residential: $20.15 per 1,000 of value
  • Commercial: $26.81 per 1,000 of value

It is the mission of the Assessing Department to establish and maintain the full valuation of all real and personal property in the Town of Maynard.  We pledge to deliver excellent service to the community and to assess and apportion valuation equitable and fairly throughout the town.  For more information please visit the Assessing Department’s page.

New Fire Station – Special Election

A New Fire Station

To complete the final phase of a multiyear endeavor to replace the Maynard Fire Station, a Special Election is scheduled for December 16, 2020.

The election contains only one ballot question, asking whether to support the construction of the station by allowing a “Debt Exclusion” to pay for the project, as was approved in the Fall Special Town Meeting:

Shall the Town of Maynard be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued in order to pay costs of construction of a fire station, including all costs incidental or related thereto? Yes / No

A Yes vote means you support funding the borrowing for the construction fire station through debt exclusion.

A No vote means you do not.

Unofficial Election Results

View the unofficial results of this special election.

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New History Book: Celebrate Maynard’s 150th Anniversary

The Maynard 150th Committee wrote a book about the history of Maynard! To commemorate the Town’s 150th anniversary in 2021, “Maynard Massachusetts: A Brief History” has just been published, and is available for sale just in time for the holidays.

As we approach the Town’s 150th birthday, it’s worth asking: How much history can be written about one small town? This book summarizes the first one hundred years, plunges into in-depth content about what has happened in the following fifty years, and includes a crystal ball peek at what might happen in the next fifty. Together, the text and images provide a frame of reference for the people of Maynard to understand where we are now and how we got there.

Cost: $22 (All proceeds go to the Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee in support of the celebration of Maynard’s 150th anniversary in 2021)

The book is available for sale at on Nason Street at Six Bridges Gallery. If you can’t get there, email Lindsayhm@gmail.com to arrange another option.

Questions? Email Lindsayhm@gmail.com