DPW: Solid Waste / Recycling Service Update

Service Update – Effective December 1, 2022

Bulk Item pick-up will No Longer be collected curbside by E.L. Harvey under the towns pay as you throw service.  Residents can coordinate directly with private haulers and companies for bulk item removal needs, examples… Use: Google, local businesses in our area, bagsters, Waste Management or other dumpster rentals.

Other Changes – Effective November 1, 2022

The DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION has issued an order adding Mattresses and Textiles to the list of materials banned from disposal or transport in the solid waste stream in Massachusetts.

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Open Space and Recreation Plan Survey

The Open Space and Recreation Plan was prepared as an update of the 2004 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). It was prepared in recognition of the need for a comprehensive, proactive, and coordinated effort among town government, residents, and business owners to plan for Maynard’s sustainable development. The OSRP also serves as a planning document for the Community Preservation Committee. This Plan was also prepared in order to fulfill necessary eligibility requirements for the reimbursement of land protection costs through state grant programs. The OSRP must serve the interests of Maynard’s residents. To that end, the OSRP has identified and analyzes factors such as the town’s physical and cultural assets, land use, the recent buildout analysis, and socio-economic trends that are relevant to the protection of important resources. It inventories present resources and identifies future conservation and recreation needs. It outlines, in a Five-Year Action Plan, a series of recommendations for safeguarding and expanding these resources.

A 7-year Open Space and Recreation Plan is currently being updated. Please help us by filling out this survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P3VTPLT

DPW: Paving Projects

The Department of Public works would like to notify residents of Maynard that Eversource will be performing roadway utility trench paving activities starting Monday, September 26th and lasting until Friday, September 30th. The following Public Roadways will undergo utility trench paving rehabilitation:

Streets and limits:
Mill & Overlay Streets

  • PowderMill Road 
  • Glenview Terrance
  • Woodbine Street
  • Burnside Street
  • Great Road at Taft Street
  • Park Street
  • Sherman Street
  • Main Street
  • Florida Road
  • Railroad Ave

Infrared Streets

  • Brooks Street
  • Great Road @ Main Street
  • Parker Street at B Street
  • Parker at Butler Lumber
  • Nason Street

Travel on these roads will be delayed, please plan accordingly. Thank you in advance for your patience as this work is performed.

DPW: Drinking Water Update

DPW – Update – Drinking Water Notice. Maynard Department of Public works through our Water department would like to provide an update to our current identification of a positive test for E.Coli contamination in one of our raw water sources, Well #4.

In collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Protection (MADEP), our department conducted ten (10) follow up samples over the past week, two separate rounds of five (5). All subsequent testing has resulted in negative results of E.Coli. We have currently reactivated our well, and continue to monitor all systems.

Thank you for your patience as we work to ensure that our customers are provided with the highest quality public drinking water our system is capable of providing.

Legal Notice: Planning Board Public Hearing: 58A Main St – Oct 25

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.9, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a hybrid public hearing on Tuesday October 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754 to hear all persons interested in the Special Permit Application filed by Allen Quinn. Per Section 10.4 of Maynard Zoning By-laws, the petitioner is requesting a Special Permit for a Farmer Brewery moving from 76 Main Street to 58A Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754.

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Powder Mill Road Corridor Initiative – Sep 28

Powder Mill Road Corridor Initiative

Phase II Kickoff Event 

The Towns of Acton and Maynard are continuing work to improve the 1.5 mile section of Powder Mill Road Corridor that connects the communities. Over the past two years, the Towns and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) have worked with the community to establish a vision for Powder Mill Road (Phase I of this project). To achieve community goals, the Towns hope to create an overlay zoning district for the corridor.

Join us for a virtual public forum!

When?  Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 7:00-8:30 pm.
 
What?  MAPC will share recommendations from the final Powder Mill Road redevelopment strategy.
 
Why?  Attendees will be asked to share feedback about potential zoning changes to achieve the community vision. 

Click here to register 

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Special Town Meeting – October 24, 2022

To All Citizens of the Town of Maynard and Other Interested Parties:

Please be advised that the Maynard Select Board, acting at their July 12, 2022, meeting, voted five to zero: “To set the date for the Special Town Meeting to Monday, October 24, 2022, at 7:00 pm and to designate the Fowler School, 3 Tiger Drive as location for the Special Town Meeting.”

Visit the Town Meeting page for more information as it arrives.

Property Inspections by Assessing Department are Underway

The Assessing Department wishes to notify Maynard residents that beginning in August 2022 and running through September 2022, inspections will be conducted throughout the town. These inspections will be conducted Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 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

Green Meadow School Design Renderings

As shared at the August 22, 2022 School Building Committee Meeting, the Design Team has put together this conceptual display board showing the project’s design progress.  As the team continues to work through the design process, we are pleased to be able to share these updated renderings with you!

Over the next few months, the project will work through the MSBA Module 4 – Schematic Design, where the project design will be advanced to incorporate detailed input from numerous user groups; who will focus on such issues as Site Design & Utility Coordination, Security / Public Safety, Specialist Staff programming, Sustainability, etc. We will keep you posted as the design continues to evolve in new and exciting ways!”

View / download the document.

Level 2 Water Restrictions Now In Effect

DPW – Update. Effective August 1st , 2022.  The Town of Maynard is issuing a mandatory Level 2 Water Use Restriction: Non-Essential Outdoor Water Use is prohibited at all times.

Given the recent Declaration of Level 3 – Critical Drought issued by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the State of Massachusetts, as well as the Town of Maynard’s water utility capacity constraints. The Department of Public Works Water Division is unable to operate our water utility to meet the current peak hour demand. Our water storage tanks are indicating a net loss daily with all three water treatment production facilities working at maximum production capabilities twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Implementation of the Level 2 Water use Restriction will alleviate peak demand stress and should ensure that the Town of Maynard can continue to provide essential public drinking water use for its customers.

Under Level 2 Water Use Restrictions, non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited at all times. The restriction allows the Town’s water system that is trying to meet peak demand to provide essential services and ensure an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection. 

Examples of nonessential outdoor water uses include but 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.\

Example of acceptable outdoor water use includes:

  • Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9 am and after 5 pm.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call the DPW Office at 978-897-1317.

For more information, please visit the DPW Water Restrictions page.

Green Meadow MSBA Submission

The Green Meadow Elementary School project team has submitted its second MSBA submission!  This submission is called the Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) and it advances the initial existing conditions verification, educational visioning & programming and Owner / Community coordination into multiple design alternatives, shows MSBA the design alternative evaluation process taken by the project team, and highlights which design alternative was ultimately selected at the end of the process.

Below is a link to a Google Drive folder that contains the previous Preliminary Design Program (PDP) submission as well as the recent PSR submission.  As always, we thank you very much for your attention to the project, and we’ll continue to keep you informed as the project moves along the MSBA process!

GMES Google Drive Link

Green Meadow School Building Project Selects Design Alternative

At the May 24th Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee meeting, the Building Committee voted to select Design Alternative #7 as the preferred design alternative out of the seven studied.

As the design process continues there will naturally be slight modifications to the building and site design.  But big-picture, Design Alternative #7 is the design scheme the Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee will be moving along with, and they’re excited to keep the community informed and continue to welcome community input as the design process continues.

For more information please visit the Green Meadow School Building Project page.