RFP: Historic Properties Survey

The Town of Maynard (“Town”) is seeking proposals from qualified historic preservation consultants to complete a community-wide survey of historic properties (“Survey”) in the Town. This Request for Proposals (RFP) stipulates the procedures and requirements to be used by the Town in its selection of consulting services. The survey will be divided into three phases to be completed within one year of award.

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Tree Removal Public Hearing – Sep 20th

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REMOVAL OF TREE

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, (MGL), Chapter 87, Public Shade Tree Law, Section 3, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, to hear all persons interested.  A request was filed by the resident at 4 Grant Street for such removal stating public safety concerns.  Any person wishing to protest such removal may appeal in writing to the Tree Warden, Department of Public Works at 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754 on or before such time.

Maynard Parking Pilot to End September 4th

On September 4th, Maynard’s pilot program of allowing free parking at meters and testing a time-based enforcement model will end and regular use of meters will resume.  The pilot was triggered by the recent completion of a Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC) study of parking available to support businesses in Maynard’s Central Business District.  The study documents that the town has adequate parking spaces but needs to improve many elements of how they are utilized, including meter functionality, enforcement, signage, loading zones and use of remote municipal lots.

The pilot reaffirmed a number of points raised in the study, such as the need for clarity in parking instructions, improved signage reflecting additional parking options and the tendency of some local business employees to park on street all day, thereby using spaces which would otherwise be available to customers.  Additionally, the pilot confirmed that enforcement with meters is more cost effective than the labor-intensive process of recording which vehicles have been in specific spots beyond the time limit.

A subcommittee of Maynard’s Economic Development Committee, working with the Maynard Police Department, has begun a review process which is expected to result in recommendations to the Board of Selectmen for a comprehensive parking management program including not only metered locations, but all parking spaces available to support business in the Central Business District.  The program will also include assumptions about future development patterns based on the work of the Master Plan Steering Committee.

For additional information contact Town Planner Bill Nemser at 978-897-1302 or Bnemser@townofMaynard.net.

ADA Transition Plan Seeking Public Comments

In 2017, the Town received a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Disabilities to update its ADA Transition Plan. The rewrite has been drafted and it includes new provisions for enable citizens to ask for accommodations, appoints an employee as a point of contact, and outlines new physical and electronic access improvements to be implemented in the coming years.

Before submitting the plan to the Commonwealth for acceptance, public input is required.  In addition, a committee must be re-established which will inform capital planning, make budget recommendations, and assist citizens and the town in determining and establishing proper accommodations in the future. The current committee is dormant.

The draft plan is available for download on the ADA Committee page or by request at the Town Administrator’s Office.  Anyone interested in serving on the ADA Committee should also contact the Town Administrator’s Office for details.

Mandatory Outdoor Water Use Ban In Effect

Public Works Director Aaron Miklosko announces that the Town of Maynard will have a mandatory outdoor water use restriction beginning Monday June 11th, 2018, and will remain in effect until further notice.

The water restriction is the result of an effort to preserve the town’s water supply following a recent mechanical failure in one of its water production wells.

Under this Water Conservation Restriction, all nonessential outdoor use of water is prohibited at all times. The conservation order will be strictly enforced by local officials.

The elevated conservation restriction will help ensure the town can provide an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection.

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Master Plan Idea Session – June 21st

The Town of Maynard is preparing its Comprehensive Master Plan update! Join us for the first Public Meeting on June 21st at the Golf Course during which participants will discuss issues, opportunities, and a 15-20-year vision for Maynard.

Please join us to review and discuss:

  • What is a Master Plan?
  • What Community Planning trends are impacting Maynard?
  • Maynard Snapshot: A brief look at our community’s demographics and baseline conditions
  • Issues and Opportunities: An interactive discussion about the issues and opportunities the Master Plan should address
  • Maynard’s Vision: What is our Community’s Vision for the next 15-20 years?

We’ve compiled some great demographic information about Maynard.  Take a look.

For more information about the Master Plan, please contact Bill Nemser at the Town’s Planning Office (bnemser@TownofMaynard.net) or at 978-897-1302

Refreshments will be provided!

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