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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.

29-Apr: The Finance Committee has released their FY18 Budget Review which is useful reading for both this meeting and Town Meeting.

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.

Bike Share Program Survey

The Towns of Acton and Maynard are exploring the potential for a regional “bike share” program. Bike share programs allow users to rent bikes as needed, to and from designated stations.  The program would be user-fee supported and would involve use of a private company to maintain and operate stations and bikes.

In order to gauge interest, demand and feasibility,  we are requesting you take our survey located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P5F93PF .  The survey should take no more than five minutes. The survey closes March 20th.

Please note:  If you have employees or persons you think may be interested, is it requested you pass along the address of this page or the survey.  This information is critical for the program.  These responses will help establish a baseline for further efforts to develop this program.