THE MAYNARD CULTURAL COUNCIL SEEKS FUNDING PROPOSALS for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due October 15. Organizations, schools, and individuals can apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.
These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Maynard — including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. This year the council would like to have greater impact and will be funding a small portion of larger grants ($1,500 or more). Grants typically range from $50 to $1500.
The Maynard Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.
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The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote Zoom meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 6:30 PM, relative to the filing of a Request for Determination of Applicability pursuant to MGL Chapter 131, Sec. 40 Wetlands Protection Act and the Maynard Wetlands Administration Bylaw and Regulations filed by Jeffrey Robichaud, 22 Tobin Drive, Maynard, MA, for the removal of invasive species (Japanese knotweed and Purple loosestrife) adjacent to a wetland at 22 Tobin Drive.
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The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote Zoom meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 6:30 PM, relative to the filing of a Request for Determination of Applicability pursuant to MGL Chapter 131, Sec. 40 Wetlands Protection Act and the Maynard Wetlands Administration Bylaw and Regulations filed by Justin DeMarco, Town of Maynard Department of Public Works, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA, for the performance of geotechnical investigations to support the design and construction of a water main between future Wellfield 4A and the existing water treatment plant at 0 Dettling Rd.
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As required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56, the Maynard Select Board will hold their annual fiscal year 2022 Tax Classification Hearing on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7:20 PM via Zoom remote meeting (access instructions below). The purpose of the hearing is to determine the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real property. The public is welcome to attend.
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Fire Chief Anthony Stowers and the Maynard Fire Department wish to announce that Eversource is conducting precautionary inspections in town.
Eversource crews are inspecting and testing supply lines throughout the town out of an abundance of caution. Utility and public safety officials do not believe that there is any immediate cause for concern. Testing will take place tonight and continue into next week.
“Residents who see Eversource in their neighborhood should not be alarmed. These inspections are purely a precautionary measure,” said Chief Stowers.
The Town of Maynard is soliciting proposals for the operation of the Maynard Golf Course & Country Club by a private operator under a five year contract, beginning January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2026, with the option to renew for two consecutive one-year terms. The major components of the desired services include management, maintenance, and operation of the Golf Course & Country Club as a public course in accordance with a formal management agreement.
The Town of Maynard is seeking a Maynard resident to serve as a member of the Maynard Board of Assessors. The Board of Assessors consists of three members, each serving for a three year term. They are responsible for working with the Town’s Chief Assessor in carrying out the state’s requirements which establishes fair market value of real and personal property for tax purposes and many other assessing requirements. The Board must follow state laws and guidelines. Board members must obtain state certification from the Department of Revenue for the purpose of voting authority as a member of the Board. The Board meets when necessary which is usually six to seven times a year. This is a volunteer position. Interested applicants can submit a letter of interest, detailing relevant qualifications and a resume to: Chief Assessor Angela Marrama 195 Main St, Maynard MA 01754 or email at email@example.com.
Please be advised that the Maynard Select Board, acting at their August 3, 2021 meeting, voted four to zero: “To revise the date for the Special Town Meeting to Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm and to designate the Mill & Main South Pond Parking Lot (off of Sudbury Street) as location for the Special Town Meeting.”
The town’s Select Board is seeking volunteers interested in appointment as the Select Board’s designee to the MBTA Advisory Board.
If interested, please contact the Select Board’s Office: BMosca@TownofMaynard.net
The MBTA Advisory Board’s mission is to provide public oversight of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on behalf of the 176 community members of the Advisory Board and the transit riding public. The MBTA Advisory Board provides policy guidance to the MBTA with the shared goal to provide effective and efficient transportation services in the metropolitan Boston area.
More information is available at mbtaadvisoryboard.org
Maynard needs YOU! We are looking for new members to our Finance Committee. The Finance Committee meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00pm. Members are appointed to three-year terms (with the option to be re-appointed to additional terms) by the Town Moderator. The Finance Committee is charged with providing a recommendation to Town Meeting on every warrant article, and providing oversight to all town budgets. A background in finance is not required to join; just bring your time, willingness to learn, and best team effort!
For more information on what we do, please email our Chair, Alannah Gustavson at firstname.lastname@example.org. To send a request to be considered as a candidate, please email our Town Moderator, Dick Downey, at email@example.com.
As many of you know, there has been a recent and dramatic rise in violence and discrimination against Asian and Asian American people in the United States and around the globe. Reports of horrific violence aimed Asian people in this nation continue to emerge. These actions are always devastating – to individuals, to families and whole communities, across ethnic and “racial” lines. This is particularly sad and disturbing at a time when we are seeking to emerge from a deadly pandemic that has left so many grieving and debilitated and when we should be coming together for mutual aid and healing. The Maynard Human Relations Committee and the Maynard Select Board write to you today to express our deep sadness at this targeted violence and we wish to offer our support and care to the Asian members of our community.
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