Town Election and Annual Meeting – May 8th & 15th

All Maynard Residents are encouraged to participate in your town’s future by voting in the Annual Town Election on Saturday, May 8th and attending the Annual Town Meeting on the following Saturday, May 15th.

Annual Town Election, Saturday, May 8th, all voters at Fowler School,  7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Unofficial Results of the 2021 Annual Town Election

Annual Town Meeting, Saturday, May 15th, Mill & Main Parking Lot, starts at 12:00 pm

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening

Face Coverings Order to be Relaxed for Some Outdoor Settings
On April 27, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts will reopen some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries effective May 10th and put plans in place for further reopening on May 29th and August 1st. The Administration continues to take steps to reopen the Commonwealth’s economy with public health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction. This includes drops in average daily COVID cases and hospitalizations. Massachusetts remains first in the nation for first vaccine doses and total doses administered per capita, among states with more than 5 million people. The Administration will also relax the Face Coverings Order for some outdoor settings, effective April 30th.

Detailed reopening information can be found here. 

Mask Up Maynard

 Massachusetts residents are advised to continue following recommendations outlined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in order to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. For information on the steps recommended by The Massachusetts Department of Public Health please click here.

Maynard clinics for Maynard residents have not been scheduled yet due to vaccine shortages for local health departments

Town staff and the Maynard Board of Health are considering the feasibility of localized vaccination operations. It should be expected to be reliant on cooperation with regional entities and state agencies. For a link to where people can find clinics for Phase 1 and Phase 2- priority 1, which is for individuals who are 75+, please click here.

If you know someone over 75 who does not have internet access or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.

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.)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Massachusetts

The above title is a link to Mass.gov that includes information such as: latest vaccine updates in MA, a COVID-19 vaccine distribution timeline and eligibility info, a map for COVID-19 vaccine locations for individuals in Phase 1, a weekly MA COVID-19 vaccination report, information for residents and staff of long-term care facilities, and much more.

To sign up for COVID-19 alerts in your preferred language please click here

Maynard Housing Authority Membership Opening

 

Due to a recent resignation, the Maynard Housing Authority has an opening available for an interim appointment. Per Town Charter (Article 3, Section 3-1, g. Filling of Vacancies: Elected Officials – 1. Multiple Member Boards), this vacancy is a joint appointment with the Select Board and the Maynard Housing Authority. The interim appointment will expire June 30, 2022, and the seat will be filled through the Annual Election for the remaining term of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

If you are interested in being considered for this appointment, please send a cover letter, resume (if available), and pre-appointment questionnaire (available on the Select Board’s webpage) to the Select Board Office via Becky Mosca at bmosca@townofmaynard.net. Interviews will be held by a joint meeting with the Select Board and the Maynard Housing Authority, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

DPW: Level 1 Water Restrictions are in effect

Effective May 5th, 2021 through October 1, 2021 the Town of Maynard is issuing a mandatory Level 1 Water Use Restriction: Non Essential Outdoor Water Use Restriction per the towns DEP issued Water Management Act Permit.

As stated in the Special Condition 8 of the Massachusetts Water Management Acts permits (MGL C 21G) the Town of Maynard is required to implement a Non-Essential Outdoor Water Use Restriction to be enforced starting May 5, 2021 through October 1, 2021. Therefore, the Town is implementing Level 1 Water Use Restrictions.

Read more about Water Restrictions in Maynard including acceptable and non-acceptable uses during this restriction period.

Legal Notice: ZBA Public Hearing – 19 Walnut St – May 24

Pursuant to G.L. c. 40A, s. 5, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a remote public hearing via Zoom on Monday, May 24th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Chad Wisser, 67 Bass Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930. Consistent with Section 5.1.3 of the Maynard Zoning By-laws, the Petitioner is requesting a Determination and a Special Permit to change the use of a pre- existing non-conforming structure within the General Residence District to a single-family residential use at 19 Walnut St, Maynard MA 01754.

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Legal Notice: ConsCom Hearing – Dana Road – May 11

The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:30PM via Zoom, relative to the filing of a Notice of Intent under the MA Wetlands Protection Act and the Maynard Wetlands Administration Bylaw, filed by Michael Allen, 2 Taylor Road, Stow MA 01775. The proposed project includes the construction of a single family home and paved driveway within the 100- foot wetland buffer area at 0 Dana Road.

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Maynard Mural Project Seeks Contributions

The Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee, in partnership with the Maynard Cultural Council are excited to announce the next “Maynard as a Canvas” mural project and are seeking community contributions.

The theme is Maynard: Past, Present and Future.

The Maynard Select Board has approved using a Naylor Court wall in Maynard’s Cultural District for the new mural. This prominent site is a highly visible feature in the ongoing revitalization of this area. For more information on this site and on the mural project itself, please visit this site: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8809

As we slowly emerge from the limitations placed on public gatherings by the events of the past year, it is projects such as this that will add to the enjoyment of our outdoor spaces here in town. As we celebrate our town’s 150th anniversary, a mural in a downtown public space offers us an opportunity to learn about the town’s past, participate in its present and look forward to our future through the lens of art.

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Legal Notice: ZBA Hearing – Lexvest Parker – May 24

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.6, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a REMOTE public hearing on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Special Permit Applications filed by Lexvest Parker LLC, 141 Parker Street, Maynard, MA.

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DPW Request for Bids: WWTP RBC Repairs

The project includes, furnishing materials, labor, installation for emergency repairs to RBC #5 and #6, including:

  • Replacement of six (6) sections of media on RBC #5;
  • Replacement of bearings for RBC#5 and RBC#6;
  • all other work specified herein and shown on the Drawings and necessary to provide a complete and operating system.

Sealed bids for Repairs to WWTP RBCs, shall be received by the Maynard Department of Public Works, at their offices 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754, until 2:00 PM Local Time, Thursday, May 13, 2021 and at that time and place shall be opened and read aloud publicly. 

Download the complete Request for Bid document for submission details and deadlines.

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity

Affordable, 2-bedroom condominium in 55+ age-restricted development available in Maynard for $201,827.

The resale condo available for sale is located at 1 Marble Farm Road in Maynard. It is part of an age-restricted development 55+ of 24 condominiums built in 2008. This affordable and spacious 2-bedroom, 2 bath condominium contains 1,969 square feet of living space on two levels. The first floor includes a large open concept space for living and dining, a kitchen, one bedroom, and one full bath. A second bedroom and full bathroom are on the second floor. The unit features a driveway and one-car garage, a back deck, and front porch. The heating system is gas with forced air, and is covered in the condominium association fee. The condo is being sold ‘as-is’ with refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and washer/dryer included.

The purchase price is $201,827. Owners are required also to pay property taxes, and the 2021 Maynard tax rate is $20.15 per $1,000 of valuation or an estimated monthly amount of $339. The condominium fee is currently $154 per month, and the Condominium Association has rules and regulations for all owners that describe the operation of the condominium.

The property is being offered at a discounted rate and, as such, this and all future sales of the property will be in accordance with the guidelines in the Deed Rider that is attached to the unit. The deed restriction will protect the property in perpetuity using resale price limitations.

We invite you to submit an application, with the supplemental information. More information can be found on the RHSO website.

DPW: Hydrant Flushing

The Department of Public Works through our Water and Sewer Division will be conducting Town-wide hydrant water main flushing of the water distribution system, this process will be conducted during the Department’s regular work schedule and in the evening hours over the next several weeks. Hydrant flushing can cause intermittent low water pressure and or discoloration. We thank you for your patience as we conduct necessary regular maintenance of your utility.

Read more about hydrant flushing.

Contact Tracing Update

The Board of Health would like to remind Maynard residents that the Community Tracing Collaborative is supporting our department with contact tracing for COVID-19. The program focuses on reaching out to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and the contacts they have been close to, making sure they have the support they need to isolate or quarantine. When the MA COVID Team calls, you can do your part by answering the phone and providing helpful information that will help flatten and reduce the curve in Massachusetts.