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Maynard Seeks Members for Sesquicentennial Steering Committee

Maynard seeks seven members for a Sesquicentennial Steering Committee to guide the celebration of 150 years of progress for our town.

Please review the materials below and if you would like to help Maynard throw a great party and are interested in joining the steering committee, please email maynard150th@townofmaynard.net with your intentions.

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DPW: Recycling Announcement

The Town of Maynard is announcing automated curbside collection of single stream recycling. Every residence will receive a 95-gallon cart the week of July 31st through August 5th. The entire Town’s recycling will be picked up the week of August 7th and every other week thereafter. Additional carts may be purchased by calling E.L. Harvey. 38-gallon carts are also available for those that need a smaller cart.

With “single stream” recycling no separation of material is needed, i.e. glass, paper and plastic. All material must be in the cart to be collected and the cart must be curbside away from trash, mailboxes, etc. Set bins out by 7am clearly separated from trash. Bins containing improper materials will be left behind.

Here is the calendar showing the transition between the current blue/gray bins and the newer single-stream schedule:

Click here for more information on solid waste and recycling in Maynard.

For questions regarding trash or recycling services please contact E.L. Harvey at 800-321-3002 or the Maynard DPW office at 978-897-1317.

Annual Hydrant Flushing and Maintenance starts June 12th

The Town of Maynard Department of Public Works will begin annual hydrant flushing starting the week of June 12, 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, please do not hesitate to contact Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.

Property Inspections by Assessing Department are Underway

The Assessing Department wishes to notify Maynard residents that beginning in May 2017 and running through September 2017, inspections will be conducted throughout the town. These inspections will be conducted Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. by Angela Marrama your Chief Assessor and staff from Patriot Property Inc.

Any property owner who has pulled a building permit in the last year and anyone who did not finish work on previous permits can expect a visit from the Assessing Department.  Cyclical Inspections will also be conducted as mandated by the Department of Revenue to ensure accuracy of assessing records.

If any property owner receives an assessor’s card on their door indicating a visit, please call and set up an appointment as soon as possible. The Assessing Department would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation with this very important matter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Assessors’ Office at 978-897-1304 or by email at amarrama@townofmaynard.net or mharrold@townofmaynard.net

CWO Stewart T. “Soup” Campbell Room Dedication

UPDATE:  We regret to announce that the Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled due to anticipated inclement weather.  However, there will be an indoor ceremony in the lower level here at Town Hall at 11AM and we hope you will consider attending. Included in this ceremony will be the dedication of the room in past Veterans Agent and Chief Warrant Officer, Stewart “Soup” Campbell’s honor.

We would like to wish all residents a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend, and we hope to see you at Monday’s ceremony – Thank you. 

Please join us for the dedication of the CWO Stewart T. “Soup” Campbell Room in the lower level of the Maynard Town Hall On Monday, May 29th 2017 immediately following the Memorial Day Parade.

Chief Warrant Officer, Stewart “Soup” Campbell, passed away on January 12th 2010, at the age of 92. In honor of his 30 years of U.S. Army service and many more years as the Town of Maynard’s Veterans Service Officer, lower-level meeting room/Hall of Honor is being proudly dedicated in his name.

Any veteran of any conflict is welcome to join us in the march. The parade will step off at 11:00am from the Mill & Main Sudbury Street lot, proceeding down Main Street to the first halt at the Main Street Bridge to remember those who lost their lives at sea. The parade will continue down Main Street, turning left onto Summer Street, stopping for the main ceremony halt at Memorial Park. We will then reform and progress down Nason Street and right onto Main Street to the parade’s conclusion in the rear parking lot behind the Town Hall. The dedication will immediately follow.

 In case of inclement weather, a remembrance ceremony will be held in the lower level of Town Hall at 11:00am—the dedication will immediately follow.

Click here for more information on Veterans Services in Maynard.

Level 1 Water Restriction now in effect

The Board of Selectmen have declared a Level 1 Water Restriction to be in effect from May 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017.  (The Town was previously under a more stringent Level 3 Restriction.)

Details of the restrictions and more background on why this is needed can be found on the Water Restrictions page.  A summary of the Level 1 Water Use Restriction are: non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  

Examples of nonessential outdoor water uses include but are not limited to:

  • Uses that are not required for health or safety reasons.
  • Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
  • Washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for operator safety; and
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.

Examples of acceptable outdoor water uses include:

  • Irrigation to establish a new lawn during the months of May and September;
  • Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants via hand held hoses only; and
  • Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9:00 AM and after 5:00 PM