Open Space & Recreation Survey

Maynard is interested in hearing from you! The Town is preparing a seven year plan to guide the Town on how it should enhance its park, open space, and recreation resources while setting direction for future use, maintenance, and improvement. This means that we need your views on what the key priorities should be! Tell us your views.

Click here to complete the survey online.  For a hard copy visit Town Hall, the Library, or the Council of Aging. Please complete by: November 9th, 2018.

To find out more! Please contact Kaitlin Young, Conservation Agent/Asst. Town Planner atkyoung@townofmaynard.net

Roadway Construction starting October 15th

Roadway construction is scheduled to begin the week of Monday October 15th. Construction activities include excavation, sewer pipe installation, manhole repair and roadway paving. The Town of Maynard has contracted with N. Granese & Sons, Inc to complete the roadway and sewer construction services.

Locations are as follows:

  • Powder Mill Road
  • Hayes Street
  • Harrison Street
  • Parker Street
  • Burns Court
  • Old Marlboro Road
  • Waltham Street
  • McKinley Street

Once construction is started, no on-street parking will be allowed until all construction activities are completed.

Construction will start on Powder Mill Road the week of October 15th, and will continue through the above listed streets. Construction is scheduled to continue through January, weather permitting.

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

Public Hearings – Cable Television – Nov 7th

The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Maynard (the cable television license issuing authority), will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 7, 2018  at the Maynard Town Hall,  Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room, Maynard, MA 01754, pursuant to 207 C.M.R. 3.05 and any applicable cable television renewal license, laws, regulations or requirements regarding the renewal of the cable television license of:

Special Town Meeting – Nov 8th

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their October 2, 2018 meeting voted: “To set the date and time of a Special Town Meeting (STM) as 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 8, 2018, and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium at 3 Tiger Drive as the location for this Special Town Meeting.”

STM Warrant will be available at Town Hall on October 25, 2018, as well as here on the Town Web site.

PZRR Season FIVE starts Tuesday, Oct 2nd

Who said planning and zoning has to be bureaucratic, monochromatic, asthmatic, systematic, autocratic or dull? Well it isn’t…at least for one hour!

Join Maynard Town Planner Bill Nemser as he fills you in on all the latest planning related news, discusses place-making trends in the Metrowest Region and presents an assortment of exciting guests all the while weaving it all into an eclectic musical tapestry of hits, misses and classics from all genres! And best of all, the infamous “Think You Know Maynard?” trivia game!

The Planning Zoning Rock and Rolling Radio Hour was awarded the 2016 Media Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association for excellence in comprehensive coverage of a planning or development issue.

Season Five of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” continues Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 4PM! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

Its all things master planning as Season Five of PZRR kicks off with Bill’s Guests Brendon Chetwynd and Adam Conn of the Maynard Master Plan Steering Committee! It has been over a quarter-century since Maynard created its last Master Plan, but things are sure in high gear and the update is now well underway! Tune in to hear all about how the committee has been progressing, what is next and how you can get involved!

Another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in Maynard’s cultural, economic and community development!

Early Voting for Nov 6th State Election

The Town Clerk’s office would like to remind you that registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 22, 2018  and continue through November 2nd, 2018 until 12:00 Noon.

Prior to the enactment of this law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting. Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.

Learn more about early voting in Maynard and how to register to vote in this upcoming election.

Beacon Santa Applications Available

Since 1965, Beacon Santa has helped families provide holiday gifts for their children; the fund now helps families in Maynard and 13 other communities.

The Beacon Santa Fund is a nonprofit organization administered by GateHouse Media New England, the parent company for 12 weekly papers in 15 communities.

Applications are now available in the Town Clerk’s office during regular Town Hall hours.

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Cultural Council seeks grant applications. Oct 15th deadline.

The Maynard Cultural Council announced its annual grants cycle last week, with $5,200 in total funding available for applicants who submit proposals by Oct. 15. Area residents who want to fund art, science, or humanities-focused projects will be considered.

“Maynard’s reputation as a cultural hub is growing, and we’re encouraging a wide range of projects to apply for this year’s funding,” said Council Chair Jeff Swanberg.

The funds will be divided among qualifying Massachusetts residents and organizations whose work seeks to enhance the culture of Maynard. Past projects include a music series; a children’s outdoor learning initiative; and a program to help high school students create handmade books on the subject of violence against women.

To apply by the Oct. 15 deadline, applicants should go to https://mcc.smartsimple.com/ex/ex_Apppage.jsp?token=HAwJSR8GbVheQxBa.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council awards the annual grants to local cultural councils, who disperse the money to projects of their choosing. Last year was a record year in Maynard, with 53 total applicants and 13 projects funded. The Council aims to continue the town’s strong arts tradition and bolster a broad array of culture in Maynard.

“Our job is to help talented residents promote Maynard’s diverse culture,” said Council member Brad Matthews. “So, what is Maynard’s culture to you?”

To learn more about the Cultural Council grants or to schedule an interview, e-mail Lisa Hanley at culturaldistrict@townofmaynard.net.