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Absentee Ballots are now available for Annual Town Election

Absentee ballots are now available for the Annual Town Election on May 1, 2018

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, April 30, 2018.

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

Maynard Earth Day / Arbor Day Celebration

First Annual Maynard
Earth Day
and
Arbor Day Celebration

Sunday, April 22nd
10 AM – 3 PM

Activities include:

  • Queen Bee Ceremony: The Maynard Honeybee Meadow at Artspace 10-11 AM
  • Street Cleanup with the Litter League 11-1
  • Activities at Mill & Main Place Pond Parking Lot, Main Street 1-3
    • Town of Maynard Arbor Day Trees Free Giveaway
    • Music
    • Art
  • Creative Collaboration:
    • Maynard Rocks: Create an Earth Day – themed rock
    • Assabet Village Co-Op Market: Decorate and keep a reusable shopping bag
    • Earth float and puppet-on-stick craft table
  • Yoga:  Alchemy Yoga
  • Tables: Maynard Community Garden, Maynard Arbor Day , Assabet Village Co-Op Market
  • River Dedication: 2:30 – 3:15

Let’s honor our connection to our planet and its rivers & ocean.

Planting a tree?  Here are some helpful tips.

Upcoming Town Meetings

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 21-May Annual Town Meeting is available here.  The Special Town Meeting warrant is due by May 3rd. Both warrants will be also be available 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.

2018 Community Development Strategy – Public Input Requested

The Town is requesting public input on Maynard’s 2018 Community Development Strategy (CDS, click link to view the most recent draft). The CDS identifies and provides a comprehensive approach to address Maynard’s community development needs and priorities.  The CDS is necessary to apply for the Town’s 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant request.

The public is welcome to attend and comment on a presentation on the CDS at the Economic Development Commitee meeting of January 31 at 6:30 PM in Town Hall. The presentation will be made by town consultant Bill Scanlan. Feedback on the CDS can also be forwarded to BNemser@townofmaynard.net or provided to the Office of Municipal Services in Town Hall.

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.  It is also available on the Town Meeting page.

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