Absentee Ballots available for May 7th Town Election

Absentee ballots are now available for the Annual Town Election on May 7, 2019. 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, May 6, 2019

If you have any questions regarding absentee voting, please call the Town Clerks’ Office at 978-897-1300.

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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Legal Notice: Signage Hearing – Emerson Hospital – May 14th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Viewpoint Sign & Awning, 35 Lyman St., Northboro, MA 01532 on behalf of Emerson Hospital, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742.

Consistent with Section 6.2.11 of the Zoning By-Laws, the petitioner is requesting special permit approval for building signage that exceeds maximum square footage allowed by the Zoning By-laws to be located at 21 Main Street.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division during normal business hours.

Disabled and Elderly Property Tax Relief Fund Committee Seeks Members

A new committee is forming to manage the Disabled and Elderly Property Tax Relief Fund.

The committee will be made up of the Chairperson of the Board of Assessors, the Town Treasurer, and three residents appointed by the Select Board.  The purpose of the Committee is to carry out the provisions of MGL c 60 s 3D to provide aid to elderly and disabled persons of low income to defray real estate taxes.

If you would like to serve on this committee please send a brief email stating your background and why you would be interested to: ckane@townofmaynard.net

The Board of Assessors is seeking a new member

The Town of Maynard is seeking a Maynard residents to serve as members 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:  Board of Selectman, c/o Town Administrator Greg Johnson, 195 Main St, Maynard MA 01754 or email at gjohnson@townofmaynard.net

Public Hearing: 110 Grill License – May 5th

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 138, as amended, that a Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:10 p.m. in the Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building on the application for a New Retail Restaurant License on premise for All Alcohol Beverages as a Common Victualler license for 110 Grill MC Maynard LLC d/b/a 110 Grill at 9 Digital Way, Maynard, MA. Manager will be Gene Ryan. Copy of application is on file in the Office of the Selectmen.

Legal Notice: Planning Board – Greenstar Herbals – May 14th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, Soup Campbell Room, to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Thomas Morey, President, Greenstar Herbals, Inc., 310 Flagg Hill Road, Boxborough, MA 01719.

Consistent with Sections 3.0, 7.9, 9.4.6 and 10.4 of the Zoning By-laws, and the Planning Board Rules and Regulations, the petitioner is requesting a Special Permit to operate a marijuana retail establishment in the Central Business zoning district at 24 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services, Planning Division and can be viewed during normal business hours.   (The application package and other background information can be found on the Marijuana Commerce Information page.

Legal Notice: Planning Board Public Hearing – 21 Summer St – Apr 23rd

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, Soup Campbell Room to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Glenn Davis, 43 Woodrow Street, Hudson MA 01749 on behalf of Steven Trumble, 1 Sauta Farm Way, Hudson, MA 01749, requesting Site Plan review to allow construction of walk-up windows and façade changes for the proposed Theatre Creams be located at 21 Summer Street, Maynard, MA 01754. The project area is located in an existing structure adjacent to the Fine Arts Theatre, and is located within the Business Zoning District.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division during normal business hours.