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A Gaggle of Town Meetings

We have three, count’em, three Town Meetings coming in early 2018:

A Special Town Meeting has been set for 7pm on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Fowler School Auditorium

The Annual and Special Town Meetings have been set to 7pm on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Fowler School Auditorium.

The warrant for the 26-Mar Special Town Meeting will be available here and at Town Hall on March 8th.  The warrants for the 21-May meetings will be available here and at Town Hall on May 3rd.

Please check the Town Meeting page for details on submitting Citizen’s Petitions, timelines, and other documents related to the meetings.

Legal Notice: Alcohol License Transfer Hearing – Jan 30th

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 138, as amended, that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. in the Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room (No. 201) of the Maynard Town Building on the application for a transfer of Change of Manager for  Club All Alcohol as a Common Victualler license for Maynard Rod and Gun Club Inc. d/b/a Maynard Rod and Gun Club with Manager, Amanda L. Tyler.  Copy of application is on file in the Office of the Selectmen.

Winter Storm Updates

The Maynard Public Schools are closed again on Friday.  There will be no afternoon/evening activities.

Trash and recycling collection has been further postponed from the holiday schedule.  Collection will resume on Friday on a two-day delayed schedule for the remainder of the week, allowing for the New Year’s holiday AND the storm day.  The schedule is now as follows:
  • Wednesday collections will take place on Friday,
  • Thursday collections will take place Saturday, and
  • Friday collections will take place on Sunday.

During/after the storm, be careful of over-exertion when shoveling snow. Watch for signs of frostbite or hypothermia: If symptoms are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove any wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages.  Get medical help, as soon as possible.

After the storm, avoid parking in the street.  Stay off roads to allow plowing operations to proceed smoothly.  Help dig out fire hydrants and storm drains in your neighborhood.  Be aware of children playing in the streets, particularly climbing on or running out from behind large snowdrifts. Parents should remind their children to be aware of plowing operations and traffic.  Clear exhaust vents from Direct Vent Gas Furnace Systems to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.  Use care around any downed power lines. Assume a down wire is a live wire.  As always, be sure to check in frequently on neighbors, especially the elderly. We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to keep up with the intense storm to make the streets and sidewalks safe for all.

For the most up-to-date storm information, please visit the Storm Updates page or call the Town’s Emergency Information Line at 978-897-1332

Stay Safe and Warm!

(Visit our Winter Storm Preparedness and Cold Weather pages for more safety information.)

Call For Entries: “Maynard as a Canvas” extended

The Maynard Cultural Council is seeking mural design artists for key location in downtown Maynard, MA!  Due the holidays the application submission time has been extended.

  • Now open to New England artists with previous mural painting experience.
  • The winning proposal(s) will be awarded an agreed-to fee per mural.
  • Accepting application through February 4, 2018.
  • For information and registration, go to www.callforentry.org and search for Maynard as a Canvas.

Learn more about the Assabet Village Cultural District here or on our Facebook page.

Assessors Office 2018 Filing Deadlines

If you are planning to file for Real Estate or Personal Property Tax abatements, tax exemptions (such as Widowers/Elderly, Veterans, Blind, etc.), 3ABC Charitable organization or Personal Property tax listings, please visit the Assessors Office page for details on the filing deadlines, instructions and forms.

The Assessors Office page also has information on the Fiscal Year 2018 Property Assessments.

As always the Assessors office is available if you have any questions or need more information.

Dog License Renewal Reminder

The Town Clerk’s office reminds residents that Dog License Renewals are due by February 28, 2018.

  • Spayed or Neutered $10, intact $15- payment by cash or check.
  • A copy of a current rabies certificate must be submitted .
  • Mail payment and forms along with a S.A.S.E (self addressed stamped envelope) to Town Clerks office.

After Feb 28th a $25 PER DOG late fee will incur.

For more information visit the Dog License and Dog Regulations pages.

*If you have already have sent in your forms and payment and have not yet received your tags this notice does NOT apply to you. You will be receiving you tags shortly. Thank you for your patience.

2018 Real Estate Tax Prepayments

The Town of Maynard will accept prepayment of Real Estate Taxes for Fiscal 2018 as follows:

In order to make a payment, you may:

  1. Come into the Town Hall and pay at the Treasurer-Collector’s counter before NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017 or
  2. Write a check and mail it to the Town of Maynard at 195 Main Street with a post mark date NO LATER than December 31, 2017 or
  3. Leave your payment in the locked box on the front of the building at 195 Main Street no later than December 31, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: there is no online service available for this until January 2018, which is too late for tax filing purposes.  ALSO, due to heavy window volume, if you cannot reach us by phone to get the exact amount you owe, the amount of payment may be estimated by using the amount billed for the 1st and 2nd quarters of fiscal 2018 as you cannot pay more than what is due for the second half of fiscal 2018. Over payments MAY NOT be accepted.

Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this process – Happy New Year!

COA / Senior Center Trip to JFK Library – Feb 22

The Maynard Council on Aging and the Maynard Senior Center is pleased to announce a trip to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on February 22, 2018.  Departing at 9am from the Elks the trip includes a special tour at the Library, a luncheon at the Venezia Restaurant followed by a tour of the Boston Common, State House area and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  Trip returns to Maynard at 5pm.

Learn more about this trip here.