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Special Town Election – September 12

There will be a Special Town Election on September 12, 2017 for the position of Board of Selectmen.

Meet the Candidates Night – Sep 6th

The Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates Night on Wednesday, September 6th at 7pm in the Maynard High School Auditorium.

For more information contact the Chamber at: info@assabetvalleychamber.org or 978-568-0360

Absentee Ballots

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, September 11, 2017

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

Special Town Election Voter Registration

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 is the deadline to register to vote in the Special Town Election on September 12, 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.

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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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.

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.

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.