Level 1 Water Restriction now in effect

The Board of Selectmen have declared a Level 1 Water Restriction to be in effect from May 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017.  (The Town was previously under a more stringent Level 3 Restriction.)

Details of the restrictions and more background on why this is needed can be found on the Water Restrictions page.  A summary of the Level 1 Water Use Restriction are: non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  

Examples of nonessential outdoor water uses include but are not limited to:

  • Uses that are not required for health or safety reasons.
  • Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
  • Washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for operator safety; and
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.

Examples of acceptable outdoor water uses include:

  • Irrigation to establish a new lawn during the months of May and September;
  • Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants via hand held hoses only; and
  • Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9:00 AM and after 5:00 PM

 

Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling Radio Hour Season 3

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

Greg Hill joins Bill Nemser for the Nov 1 PZRR show
Greg Hill joined Bill Nemser for the Nov 1 PZRR show

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 Three 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, May 2, 2017 – 3PM

Bill’s Guest: Maynard ArtSpace Gallery and Studio Administrator, Linda Spear!

Recognized as one of New England’s premier mid-size exhibition spaces, Maynard ArtSpace is a key component of Maynard’s vibrant cultural scene. Housed in the former Fowler Middle School , with 80 artists and a healthy waiting list, ArtSpaces’ success and popularity is undeniable! Its 55,000 square feet represents a significant portion of Maynard’s cultural identity. Now with a newly awarded Cultural District designation, Maynard is poised to take its art community to the next level: how will ArtSpace rise to the challenge? Linda will discuss all this and more including working with the Town, upcoming exhibits and what she thinks ArtSpaces’ increasingly regional role means for Maynard!

It’s our last show of the season and another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in how Maynard is working regionally to address local transportation issues.

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

The Maynard Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:55 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:

BLOCK #

1

2

3

4

Consumption (cf/quarter)

0-500

501-1000

1001-2500

>2501

WATER – in Town

 $4.54

 $5.85

$6.28

$7.16

SEWER – in Town

 $10.60

$10.60

 $10.60

$10.60

Water – non – resident

$6.35

$8.18

$8.80

$10.09

SEWER – non- resident

$14.75 

$14.75  

 $14.75 

 $14.75 

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

2017 Annual Town Census

All Maynard households will receive an annual town census form by mail in late December, 2016.

The census form will list all residents at your address; this includes children (children’s information is held as confidential). Please look it over and update if needed. Sign your census form and return it as soon as possible. The form must be returned even if there are no changes.

Three things you may not accomplish on your annual town census form:

  1. Register to vote
  2. Change your name
  3. Change your party affiliation

You must fill out the voter registration form in order to achieve any of these actions

Maintaining resident count is important. State and federal funding may be based on population count. If the town’s population count is low, certain funding may be lost.

At the bottom of the annual town census form you will find a 2017 dog license renewal/request form. Please complete this form if you are a dog owner and be sure to include the following:

  • Dog(s) license fee: $10 for for neutered/spade, $15 for intact
  • Please make checks payable to the Town of Maynard
  • Current rabies vaccination form

Remember to license your dog(s) by February 28, 2017 or a late fee of $25 dollars will be applied.

Census forms and dog license renewal/request form and maybe mailed, dropped off at the Town Clerk’s Office or at the Maynard Public Library in the silver bins labeled “Annual Town Census”.

If you have any questions regarding the 2017 annual town census, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-897-1300.