Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

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Town Hall is open to the public.

As of August 12, 2021 Face Coverings are required in municipal buildings.

Click here to view the face covering policy.

Vaccine Information

Learn about vaccination locations, eligibility timeline, and see vaccination data here.

Need a ride? Those over 75 who wish to request a ride to a vaccination site may call Maynard Police Dispatch at 978-897-1011 or email Chief Noble at mnoble@maynardpolice.com, and are asked to give at least two days notice.   (Read more about this on the MPD website.)

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Legal Notice: ZBA Public Hearing – 37 Brown St – Dec 6

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.9 & s.15, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 6, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. remotely via Zoom, to hear all persons interested in the Special Permit Application filed by James Wrocklage, 37 Brown St, Maynard, MA 01754.

The subject property, 37 Brown St, is located within the Single-Family Residence 1 Zoning District. Consistent with Section 3.2.5 of the Zoning By-laws, the petitioner is requesting a Special Permit allowing a trade shop use (coffee roasting) within the subject property.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office and can be provided by emailing oms@townofmaynard.net or by calling 978-897-1302.

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Maynard Fire Department Announces Precautionary Eversource Inspections in Town

Fire Chief Anthony Stowers and the Maynard Fire Department wish to announce that Eversource is conducting precautionary inspections in town.

Eversource crews are inspecting and testing supply lines throughout the town out of an abundance of caution. Utility and public safety officials do not believe that there is any immediate cause for concern. Testing will take place tonight and continue into next week.

“Residents who see Eversource in their neighborhood should not be alarmed. These inspections are purely a precautionary measure,” said Chief Stowers.

RFP: Maynard Golf Course Operation

The Town of Maynard is soliciting proposals for the operation of the Maynard Golf Course & Country Club by a private operator under a five year contract, beginning January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2026, with the option to renew for two consecutive one-year terms. The major components of the desired services include management, maintenance, and operation of the Golf Course & Country Club as a public course in accordance with a formal management agreement.

Town Seeks New Member for Board of Assessors

The Town of Maynard is seeking a Maynard resident to serve as a member of the Maynard Board of Assessors.  The Board of Assessors consists of three members, each serving for a three year term.  They are responsible for working with the Town’s Chief Assessor in carrying out the state’s requirements which establishes fair market value of real and personal property for tax purposes and many other assessing requirements.  The Board must follow state laws and guidelines.  Board members must obtain state certification from the Department of Revenue for the purpose of voting authority as a member of the Board.    The Board meets when necessary which is usually six to seven times a year.  This is a volunteer position.   Interested applicants can submit a letter of interest, detailing relevant qualifications and a resume to:  Chief Assessor Angela Marrama 195 Main St, Maynard MA 01754 or email at amarrama@townofmaynard.net.

Seeking volunteers for the MBTA Advisory Board

The town’s Select Board is seeking volunteers interested in appointment as the Select Board’s designee to the MBTA Advisory Board.

If interested, please contact the Select Board’s Office: BMosca@TownofMaynard.net

The MBTA Advisory Board’s mission is to provide public oversight of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on behalf of the 176 community members of the Advisory Board and the transit riding public. The MBTA Advisory Board provides policy guidance to the MBTA with the shared goal to provide effective and efficient transportation services in the metropolitan Boston area.

More information is available at mbtaadvisoryboard.org

Finance Committee Seeks New Members

Maynard needs YOU! We are looking for new members to our Finance Committee. The Finance Committee meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00pm. Members are appointed to three-year terms (with the option to be re-appointed to additional terms) by the Town Moderator. The Finance Committee is charged with providing a recommendation to Town Meeting on every warrant article, and providing oversight to all town budgets. A background in finance is not required to join; just bring your time, willingness to learn, and best team effort!

For more information on what we do, please email our Chair, Alannah Gustavson at fincom@townofmaynard.net. To send a request to be considered as a candidate, please email our Town Moderator,  Dick Downey, at ddowney@townofmaynard.net

Letter from Select Board / Human Relations Committee on Asian Violence

As many of you know, there has been a recent and dramatic rise in violence and discrimination against Asian and Asian American people in the United States and around the globe. Reports of horrific violence aimed Asian people in this nation continue to emerge. These actions are always devastating – to individuals, to families and whole communities, across ethnic and “racial” lines. This is particularly sad and disturbing at a time when we are seeking to emerge from a deadly pandemic that has left so many grieving and debilitated and when we should be coming together for mutual aid and healing. The Maynard Human Relations Committee and the Maynard Select Board write to you today to express our deep sadness at this targeted violence and we wish to offer our support and care to the Asian members of our community.

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Maynard Public Water Supply – 2020 Water Quality Report

Each year, the Town of Maynard provides its customers with an Annual Water Quality Report to share information on how our water quality compares to established federal and state drinking water standards. We encourage you to review this report as it provides details about the source and quality of the drinking water delivered to you in 2020.

In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, we are no longer mailing paper copies of the Water Quality Report, but have made them available on the Internet.   Click here to read the 2020 Water Quality Report.   For more information on the town’s water supply, please visit the DPW’s Water & Sewer Division page.

If you wish to have a paper copy, you can pick up a printed Water Quality Report at Maynard Town Hall or the Maynard Public Library.

Residents Encouraged to be Smart about Fertilizer Usage

As part of the Town’s stormwater public education initiative, Maynard officials are reminding residents of the harmful effects fertilizer can have on water quality.

It’s hard to imagine that a green, flourishing lawn could pose a threat to the environment, but the fertilizers you apply to your lawn are potential pollutants!  “If you use too much fertilizer in your lawn or garden, rain can wash it into our streams, wetlands, and even the Assabet River” says Kaitlin Young, Maynard’s Conservation Agent and Assistant Town Planner. “This can have a devastating effect on water quality and the overall ecosystem.”

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DPW: 2021 Paving Projects

The Town of Maynard is pleased to announce our 2021 Approved Roadway Paving Projects. The following Public Roadways will undergo a replacement with a tentative start date of May 17, 2021 (weather dependent). Roadway paving will be conducted by Sunshine Paving, and their sub-contractors. Estimated project completion 10-14 days.

PROJECT UPDATE (26-May):  Work on Nason Street, Brooks Street, and Durant Avenue will start on 5/28/2021 and will continue on 6/1/2021 and 6/2/2021.  There will be no milling (removal of the existing pavement surface) on Nason until Tuesday, June 1st at the earliest.

Nason Street – #12 to #42 (water main failure Winter 2020)
            Process: Mill and Overlay

Brooks Street – Concord Street to Jethro Street
            Process: Reclamation

Brooks Street – Summer Street to Concord Street
            Process: Reclamation

Durant Avenue – Dana Road to Cul-de-sac
            Process: Reclamation

Town of Maynard Encourages Residents to do their Civic “Doody” by Scooping the Poop

Maynard officials are reminding residents of their civic “doody” to scoop the poop in public areas and in their yards.

“Pet waste is more than a smelly nuisance. It can make people sick and pollute our local waterways,” says Kaitlin Young, Maynard’s Conservation Agent and Assistant Town Planner. “That’s why we’re asking dog owners to not only pick up after their pets, but to place their pet waste bags in a trash can.”

Scooping up pet waste in public areas is important for keeping Maynard clean and inviting to both residents and visitors. But it’s just as important to properly dispose of your pet waste too. When you walk your dog, make sure to carry a plastic bag with you. That way, you can pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly by throwing it in a trash can.

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