DPW: Hydrant Flushing and Maintenance Notification

The Town of Maynard Department of Public Works will begin fall hydrant flushing starting the week of October 16, 2017.   Hydrant flushing is done to remove sediment from the pipes to order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution system. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection encourages all public water supplies to complete hydrant flushing.

Hydrant flushing is part of the water system’s preventative maintenance program. Flushing helps to remove sediment from the distribution system which assists in maintaining water quality and clarity. Flushing also allows the Department of Public Works to test the hydrants for adequate flow and pressure, identify leaks in the distribution system and inspect gate valves.

While flushing hydrants in your neighborhood you may experience temporary discoloration of water in your home. High velocity flows during flushing scour sediment from inside the water mains and distribution system. While most of the sediment is flushed from the pipes, a small amount will remain suspended in the water and my cause the temporary discoloration.

Once hydrant flushing is done in your area, please make sure that both your hot and cold water are running clear. The Department of Public Works recommends running the hot and cold water faucets in your home for five to ten minutes after flushing is completed in your area. It is also recommended to change the water filter if you have a whole house filtration system installed in your home. Please note that discolored water may stain light colored laundry. There are a number of products available that can be added to your laundry to prevent stains.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding hydrant flushing, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317 or by e-mail at dpw@townofmaynard.net.

Legal Notice: Tax Classification Hearing – Nov 21st

As required by by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 56, the Maynard Board of Selectmen will hold their annual fiscal year 2018 Tax Classification Hearings on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:20 PM in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building. 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.

2017 Beacon Santa Dates Announced

Since 1965, Beacon Santa has helped families provide holiday gifts for their children; the fund now helps families in Maynard and 14 other communities. The Beacon Santa Fund is a nonprofit organization administered by GateHouse Media New England, the parent company for 12 weekly papers in 15 communities.

Applications are available at the Maynard Town Clerk’s Office.

Important Dates for the 2017 Season are:

OCTOBER 31st – Deadline for applicant forms and letters to be returned to the Beacon Santa office
NOVEMBER 27th thru DECEMBER 1st – Recipient vouchers mailed
DECEMBER 1st – First day to utilize Beacon Santa vouchers
DECEMBER 31st – Last day to utilize Beacon Santa vouchers

Donations pay for vouchers for food, clothing and toys at area supermarkets and department stores during the holidays.

How can someone donate?

By mail: Beacon Santa Fund, c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, P.O. Box 645,    Maynard, MA 01754

In person: 150 Baker Ave. Extension, Suite 101, Concord; 9 Meriaam St., Lexington;or at the Middlesex Savings Bank branch on Nason Street in Maynard.

Online: Through PayPal at the Beacon Santa website, bedford.wickedlocal.com/topics/beacon-santa

 

DPW: Notice of Roadway Construction

The Town of Maynard has contracted with Lazaro Paving Corporation to provide roadway construction services for the 2017 construction season. Town wide road construction will begin in September.  Construction activities include roadway milling, reclamation, drainage/manhole repair and roadway paving.

Locations are as follows:

  • Great Rd/Rt. 117 (Summer Hill Rd to Sherman St)
  • Abbott Rd (Howard Rd to Cindy Ln)
  • Cindy Ln (Abbot to Cul-De-Sac)
  • Vose Hill Rd (Parker to Cul-De-Sac)
  • Cutting Dr (Vose Hill Rd to Dettling Rd)
  • Dettling Rd (Vose Hill Rd to Cul-De-Sac)

No Parking signs will be installed the day before construction begins at each location. Once construction is started, no on-street parking will be allowed until all construction activities are completed. Vehicles parked on the street during this time may be towed at owner’s expense.

Schedule updates will be posted on the Town of Maynard website as they become available.

If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at (978) 897-1317 or DPW@townofmaynard.net