2020 Tax Classification Hearings – Nov 19th

As required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56, the Maynard Board of Selectmen will hold their annual fiscal year 2020 Tax Classification Hearings on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:20 PM in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building. The purpose of the hearing is to determine the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real property. The public is welcome to attend.

DPW: 2019 Fall Paving Program (UPDATED 12-Nov)

UPDATED! 12-Nov: The Town of Maynard has contracted with Massachusetts Broken Stone Company to reconstruct six (6) roadways within the Town of Maynard in the fall of 2019.

We are pleased to report that the DPW’s paving contractors have completed paving on:

  • Acton Street
  • Brown Street
  • Great Road
  • Mockingbird Lane
  • Nason Street
  • Mill Street
  • Glenwood Cemetery “upper section”

We would like to thank our contractors Mass Broken Stone & P.J. Keating in completing these projects. The DPW would also like to thank all Maynard residents for their patience and understanding during this process.

We will make every effort to notify residents of any substantial schedule changes.  If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at   dpw@townofmaynard.net or 978-897-1317.

Results of Maynard Drinking Water Source Sampling

This summer, the MA Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency sampled Maynard drinking water wells to test for per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of man-made chemicals that include PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. The federal limit of these chemicals in drinking water is 70 Parts Per Trillion (PPT). The MA Department of Environmental Protection is considering decreasing the limit in Massachusetts to 20 PPT.

Results of the Maynard sampling ranged from 4.1 to 9.4 PPT, significantly below the federal limit, and the proposed state limit. Based on these results, the Town Administrator’s Office agrees with the town’s water engineering firm Stantec, that PFAS/PFOA at the current drinking water sources is not a concern at this time.

UPDATE: Regional Water Quality Sample Results (Nov 2019)

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection issued a Notice of Responsibility to the Department of Fire Services (DFS) on October 24th, 2019 citing levels of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) detected in water in White Pond and the DFS grounds.

PFAS is a common chemical, and specifically found in fire suppression materials, namely AFFF foam. DFS no longer uses materials containing PFAS in their fire training.

DFS hired GZA as a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) to investigate the origins of the contamination, the scope of the contamination, and the possible migration of the contamination.

White Pond is not a current water source for the Town of Maynard, however the Town does retain rights to utilize this source.

To obtain details on this investigation and findings:

  1. Click here to access the MassDEP website
  2. Under the Release Tracking Number (RTN), select “2” for the region and enter “0021045” for the tracking id
  3. Click on the Search button.

DPW: Annual Street Sweeping

The Department of Public Works will be starting its annual fall street sweeping process beginning October 28th and lasting until completion around the end of the month in November. Impacts as it relates to the operation will be minimal, slowed traffic patterns, and one-way traffic. The Department will be following its pre-determined priority street sweeping list, starting on Great Road and following the list below:

  1.  Business District/Main Street Area
  2. Fletcher St. Area
  3. Vose Hill Area to Sudbury Town Line
  4. Old Marlboro Rd Area
  5. Presidential Area
  6. Butler, Crane, Douglas Terraces etc.
  7. Elmwood, Fairfield, Thompson etc.
  8. Glendale, Prospect Tremont & Concord St Area
  9. Upper Acton Area, Maple, Brooks Linden
  10. Lincoln, Brooks, Mayfield, Amory, Randall Areas
  11. Mockingbird, Dix, Durant, Patti Area
  12. Howard, Florida, Summerhill
  13. Pine, Spring, Sudbury

Public Works wants to thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

DPW: Town-wide Construction Projects Update

Sidewalk and Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Work at Summer Street near Glendale Street and work at Summer/Main/Waltham Streets will be starting the week of 10/21/19, and continuing through mid-November 2019.

Glenwood Cemetery Paving Program

Work will be starting the week of 10/21/19, and was completed in mid-November 2019.

2019 Fall Paving Program (various streets)

Work will be starting the week of 10/21/19, and continuing through mid-November 2019.  Click here for details and updates.

Great Road Sidewalk Work

Work is partially complete and will continue into mid-November 2019 until complete. Please note that the area of Great Road in front of the Town schools is an active construction zone. Residents should do their best to stay out of the work areas as trip and fall hazards could exist within the work areas.

RFQ: Green Meadow School Building Envelope

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to perform a two phase envelope assessment at the Green Meadow Elementary School (GMES),  5 Tiger Drive, Maynard MA 01754.

Phase 1: Roofing system assessment.
Phase 2: Complete the envelope study for the remainder of the building.

Qualifications due October 31, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. to Town Administrator’s Office, Town Hall, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754.

To Access the proposal:

  1. Pick up a paper copy at the Town Administrator’s Office at Maynard Town Hall, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA.
  2. Download the digital packet (updated 28-Oct-2019, including addendum 1)

The paper RFQ packet may be obtained between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Thursday) and 8:00 a.m. to noon (Friday).

The names and contact information of those who pick up the RFQ packet at Maynard Town Hall will be recorded, so they may be contacted and provided information with regard to any and all questions, changes, modifications, etc. prior to the submission date.

NOTE: If you access the RFQ packet via the Town’s municipal website, you must contact Becky Mosca, Administrative Assistant, at bmosca@townofmaynard.net so that your name and contact information can be recorded. Include email, phone number, address, contact name and name of business/firm.

Legal Notice: Planning Board Public Hearing – 86A Powdermill Rd – Nov 26th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street (Soup Campbell Room), to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Stamsky and McNary, 1000 Main Street, Action Ma. 01720 of behalf of Victory Center LLC, of 6 Proctor St., Acton MA, 01720. Consistent with Sections 3.0, 10.4, and 10.5 of the Zoning by-laws and the Planning Board Rules and Regulations, the request is to amend the approved Site Plan and Special Permits for the property located at 86A Powdermill Road, Maynard, MA.

Continue reading Legal Notice: Planning Board Public Hearing – 86A Powdermill Rd – Nov 26th

DPW Reminders

Fall Yard Waste Pickups are scheduled for the weeks of November 3rd and November 17th.  Please have all yard waste in biodegradable bags, curbside by 7:00am on your regular trash collection day during those weeks.

If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at 978-897-1317 or email us at DPW@townofmaynard.net.

Town Seeks Volunteers for Capital Planning Committee

The Town Administrator’s Office is seeking volunteers to be considered for an appointment by the Board of Selectmen to the town’s official Capital Planning Committee.

The committee is meant to help the town assess its needs and fiscal capabilities regarding capital planning. Per Town By-Laws, the committee is composed of five (5) members. They would work closely with the Town Administrator’s Office, the Finance Director, and all town departments, and meet regularly to develop a capital improvement plan to submit as part of the overall town budget.

For more information on the tasks of the committee, please see the Town Charter’s Section 6-7.

For questions, please contact the Town Administrator’s Office: gjohnson@townofmaynard.net