Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

Maynard Board of Health  COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Friday, June 11th at Town Hall

The Board of Health will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday, June 11th from 10AM – 12PM at the lower level of Town Hall. The clinic will offer Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine by appointment only.

Call 978-897-1302 or email oms@townofmaynard.net to make an appointment. First come first serve.

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening

Effective on May 29, all industries will be permitted to open

  • With the exception of remaining face-covering requirements for public and private transportation systems and facilities housing vulnerable populations, all industry restrictions will be lifted, and capacity will increase to 100% for all industries.
  • The gathering limit will be rescinded.
  • All industries will be encouraged to follow CDC guidance for cleaning and hygiene protocols.

Detailed reopening information can be found here. 

Vaccine Information

Learn about vaccination locations, eligibility timeline, and see vaccination data here.

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.)

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Housing Production Plan Public Forum II – June 23

Maynard is seeking public input on draft priority policy strategies and opportunities to create more housing options in town based on the updated HPP goals. Join MAPC, Town of Maynard staff, the HPP Working Group, and members of the Maynard Select Board and Planning Board for a public forum on Wednesday, June 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. online. 

Residents Encouraged to be Smart about Fertilizer Usage

As part of the Town’s stormwater public education initiative, Maynard officials are reminding residents of the harmful effects fertilizer can have on water quality.

It’s hard to imagine that a green, flourishing lawn could pose a threat to the environment, but the fertilizers you apply to your lawn are potential pollutants!  “If you use too much fertilizer in your lawn or garden, rain can wash it into our streams, wetlands, and even the Assabet River” says Kaitlin Young, Maynard’s Conservation Agent and Assistant Town Planner. “This can have a devastating effect on water quality and the overall ecosystem.”

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Flag Day / Memorial Day – June 13th

On Sunday, June 13 at 2:30pm at Memorial Park, the Maynard Elks extends an invitation to all who would like to join us this for our Flag Day Retirement.  In addition to the flag retirement ceremony the Maynard Veterans Council will hold the Annual Memorial Day Observance (which was previously cancelled due to inclement weather).

Legal Notice: ZBA Hearing – 55 Glendale – June 28

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.9 & s.15, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street (Soup Campbell Room) Maynard, to hear all persons interested in the Variance Application filed by Kristen & John Mallin, 55 Glendale Street, Maynard, MA.

The subject property, 55 Glendale Street, is located within the Single-Family Residence Zoning District 2. The petitioner is requesting a Variance from Section 4.1.1 of the Zoning By- laws to allow the construction of a 15’ x 15’ addition on the back of the house which will increase building coverage over the 15% maximum.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office and can be provided by emailing oms@townofmaynard.net or by calling 978-897-1302.

Legal Notice: Public Hearing – Alcohol License – Paulista Pizza – Jun 15th

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 138, as amended, that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:15 p.m. in the Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building or via zoom on the application for a New Retail Restaurant License on premise for All Alcohol Beverages as a Common Victualler license for Paulista Pizza Inc. d/b/a Maynard Pizza House, Manager Vanessa De Paula at 149 Main Street, Maynard, MA. Copy of application is on file in the Office of the Selectmen.

DPW: 2021 Paving Projects

The Town of Maynard is pleased to announce our 2021 Approved Roadway Paving Projects. The following Public Roadways will undergo a replacement with a tentative start date of May 17, 2021 (weather dependent). Roadway paving will be conducted by Sunshine Paving, and their sub-contractors. Estimated project completion 10-14 days.

PROJECT UPDATE (26-May):  Work on Nason Street, Brooks Street, and Durant Avenue will start on 5/28/2021 and will continue on 6/1/2021 and 6/2/2021.  There will be no milling (removal of the existing pavement surface) on Nason until Tuesday, June 1st at the earliest.

Nason Street – #12 to #42 (water main failure Winter 2020)
            Process: Mill and Overlay

Brooks Street – Concord Street to Jethro Street
            Process: Reclamation

Brooks Street – Summer Street to Concord Street
            Process: Reclamation

Durant Avenue – Dana Road to Cul-de-sac
            Process: Reclamation

Library Reopens June 1st

Welcome Back! The Maynard Public Library building reopened to the public starting Tuesday, June 1st. All services are available, including public computers.

We ask that you:

  • Cover your nose and mouth for your entire visit
  • Practice social distancing
  • Limit your library visit to 45 minutes or less

In-Person Hours are: Tuesday 10-4 Thursday 1-7, Friday 10-4,  Saturday 10-1 [June]
Curbside Pickup: Monday 2-5, Wednesday 2-5
Phone Support: Monday-Friday 10-5

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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Go Maynard! Taxi Rides Program

This program is funded with a grant from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) COVID-19 Taxicab, Livery, and Hackney Transportation Partnership. MAPC, in partnership with MassDevelopment, has developed this state-wide emergency grant program to provide funding for state and municipal agencies that coordinate transportation services, regional transit authorities (RTAs), and Health and Human Services Transportation (HHST) providers to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses for transportation and delivery needs for the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations and others in need during the current COVID-19 emergency.

The service is temporary, with the intention of lasting through 2021. There is no fee to participate. These special time-limited, grant-funded transportation services via taxi, will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. All rides must begin or end in Maynard.

Who is eligible for this service?

  • Maynard residents meeting at least one of these requirements:
  • Adults aged 50 and over
  • Individuals with a disability
  • Financial Need
  • Active-Duty Military/Veteran
  • Essential Worker

Please contact the Council on Aging at 978-897-1009 to apply for the program.

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.