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.

TTHMs Drinking Water Update

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF THE MAYNARD PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) Drinking Water Update

This is an important notice – please translate it for anyone who does not understand English.

The Maynard Department of Public Works and Town Administrator Kevin Sweet seek to update residents and business owners in the Town of Maynard regarding elevated levels of Total Trihalomenthanes (TTHMs) in the Town’s drinking water supply.

The Town’s water supply is safe to drink and use. No boil water order has been issued.

A copy of the notice has been mailed to all customers of the Maynard Public Water System.  Click here to read the update regarding your drinking water system.

Property Inspections by Assessing Department are Underway

The Assessing Department wishes to notify Maynard residents that beginning in July 2016 and running through September 2016, inspections will be conducted throughout the town. These inspections will be conducted Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. by Angela Marrama your Chief Assessor and staff from Patriot Property Inc.

Any property owner who has pulled a building permit in the last year and anyone who did not finish work on previous permits can expect a visit from the Assessing Department.  Cyclical Inspections will also be conducted as mandated by the Department of Revenue to ensure accuracy of assessing records.

If any property owner receives an assessor’s card on their door indicating a visit, please call and set up an appointment as soon as possible. The Assessing Department would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation with this very important matter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Assessors’ Office at 978-897-1304 or by email at amarrama@townofmaynard.net or mdee@townofmaynard.net

For more information on property assessments, including tax rates, exemptions and abatements, please visit the Assessor’s Office page.

(Originally posted on 21-Jul-2016)

Pilot Commuter Shuttle Program is Open For Business

commuter-shuttle-vanCrossTown Connect and the Towns of Maynard and Acton are starting a pilot commuter shuttle program. The pilot will run for fifteen weeks from October 3, 2016 until January 13, 2017.

The shuttle will run between downtown Maynard and the South Acton Commuter Rail station with stops at:

  • MAYNARD
    • Mill & Main Sudbury Street Entrance
    • Mill & Main Building 1 Entrance
    • Summer Street Municipal Lot Electrical Charging Station
  • ACTON
    •  20 Main Street (Paper Store HQ)
    • 138 Parker Street/6 Drummer Road

There is no cost for the shuttle during the pilot program.

cross-town-connect-logo-400Residents of Maynard and Acton are encouraged to use this regional transportation program to get to a workplace along the Boston – Fitchburg rail line.

Employees of companies along the route may also enjoy taking public transit to and from their workplace.

Click here for more information including a complete shuttle schedule.

Mandatory Level 3 Water Conservation Restriction

Notice to all Customers of the Maynard Public Water System

Mandatory Level 3 Water Conservation Restriction is now in effect.

All outdoor use of water is prohibited.

sprinkler-banThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts has declared a Drought Warning for the areas of Central and Northeast Massachusetts. In an effort to preserve our water supply during this drought, the Town of Maynard has issued a Level 3 Conservation order. This elevated conservation restriction will help to ensure the Town can provide an adequate drinking water and fire protection supply to its customers.

Under this Level 3 Conservation Restriction, all outdoor use of water is prohibited. The Level 3 Water Conservation Restriction is in effect from August 23rd, 2016 until further notice. This conservation measure will be strictly enforced with fines of up to $200 per day.

For any questions regarding this notice, please call the Maynard DPW Office at 978-897-1317.

For more information on how you can help to conserve water, visit the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Water Conservation website: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/watersheds/water-conservation.html

You can also visit the DPW Water Restrictions page for additional information.