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Special Town Meeting scheduled for March 26th

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their December 19, 2017 meeting voted:  “To set the date and time of a Special Town Meeting (STM) as 7:00 PM. on Monday, March 26, 2018 and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium at 3 Tiger Drive as the location for this Special Town Meeting.”

Citizen’s petitions must be submitted with the question presented at the top of each side of the signature page.  They must be submitted to the Town Clerks Office and certified by the Town Clerk in order to be included on the warrant.

STM Warrant will be available at Town Hall on March 8, 2018, as well as on the Town web site.

Nomination Papers Available

Nomination papers will be available Monday, January 8, 2018 for the Annual Town Election on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The last day to obtain papers is Friday, March 9, 2018.

The following offices are open on the Election:

  • 2 Selectmen for a term of three years
  • 2 School Committee members for a term of three years
  • 1 Trustee of Public Library for a term of three years
  • 1 Moderator for a term of three years

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.

Revised: 17-Jan-2018

Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling Radio Hour Season 4

Who said planning and zoning has to be bureaucratic, monochromatic, asthmatic, systematic, autocratic or dull? Well it isn’t…at least for one hour!

Join Maynard Town Planner Bill Nemser as he fills you in on all the latest planning related news, discusses place-making trends in the Metrowest Region and presents an assortment of exciting guests all the while weaving it all into an eclectic musical tapestry of hits, misses and classics from all genres! And best of all, the infamous “Think You Know Maynard?” trivia game!

Season Four of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” is underway! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

Missed an episode?  Don’t worry…  Check out our archive at WAVM.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – 4PM

Bill’s Guest: Town Administrator Kevin Sweet!

Between, a red hot housing market, a new Cultural District, the Maynard Crossing project coming online, a multi-million dollar sewer grant, a tough budget season and a whole lot in-between, Maynard is on the go. Tune in and hear Town Administrator Sweet discuss all this and more!

Another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in Maynard’s cultural, economic and community development!

The Planning Zoning Rock and Rolling Radio Hour was awarded the 2016 Media Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association for excellence in comprehensive coverage of a planning or development issue.

Legal Notice: Water and Sewer Rates Amended

The Maynard Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. in Room 201 of the Maynard Town Building for the purposes of amending the Town Water and Sewer Rates.  The new water and sewer rates are as follows:

IN TOWN
Water ConsumptionRateSewer UseRate
Base Charge **$20.00Base Charge **$50.00
0 – 500 CF$2.701 – 500 CF$5.50
501 – 1000 CF$6.84501 – 2500 CF$10.60
1001 – 2500 CF$7.35
Over 2500 CF$8.38Over 2500 CF$13.00
OUT OF TOWN
Water ConsumptionRateSewer UseRate
Base Charge **$30.00Base Charge **$73.75
0 – 500 CF$3.781 – 500 CF$7.70
501 – 1000 CF$9.58501 – 2500 CF$14.84
1001 – 2500 CF$10.29
Over 2500 CF$11.73Over 2500 CF$18.20

** Base Charge includes 0 CF (cubic feet)
NOTE: Terminology amended from original Legal Notice which used “Minimum Charge” (3-Jan-2018)

These rates shall become effective with the billing cycle of December 1, 2017.  For additional information please call the Maynard Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.

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: 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.