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Finance Committee Public Hearing – Town Meeting Articles – May 1st

On Monday May 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., a meeting will be held at the Maynard Town Building, Room 201, to present background information and recommendations on Warrant articles for both the Annual and Special Town Meetings to be held on May 15th.  Presentation will include information on the budget, capital plan, and other Articles.  All town residents are welcome and invited to attend.  There will be a question and answer period to help residents better understand the Articles’ intent.

Update: Mosquito Control Spraying

AERIAL APPLICATIONS TO CONTROL MOSQUITO LARVAE
(updated 18-Apr-2017)

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 considered for this application are located near George Rd., Old Marlboro Rd. and Rockland Ave.  The application will be conducted between April 19 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.

Special Town Election – Nomination Papers Available

Nomination papers will be available, Monday, April 10, 2017 for the Special Town Election to be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The last day to obtain papers is Friday, July 21, 2017.

The following offices are open on the election:

  • 1 – Selectman for a term ending June 30, 2018

43 valid Maynard voter signatures are required.

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

If you have any questions, please call 978–897–1300.

Annual Town Election Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are now available for the Annual Town Election on May 2, 2017.

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, May 1, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding absentee voting, please call the Town Clerks’ Office at 978-897-1300.

Special Voter Registration Deadline – April 12th

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 is the deadline to register to vote in the Annual Town Election on May 2, 2017.

The Town Clerks’ Office will be open that day from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. to register to vote.

Voter registration forms must be received by the Board of Registrars or postmarked on or before the deadline for the election or town meeting.

If you have any questions regarding voter registration, or changing party enrollment, please call the Town Clerk: 978-897-1300.