Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

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  • The gathering limit will be rescinded.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.)

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

Seeking volunteers for the MBTA Advisory Board

The town’s Select Board is seeking volunteers interested in appointment as the Select Board’s designee to the MBTA Advisory Board.

If interested, please contact the Select Board’s Office: BMosca@TownofMaynard.net

The MBTA Advisory Board’s mission is to provide public oversight of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on behalf of the 176 community members of the Advisory Board and the transit riding public. The MBTA Advisory Board provides policy guidance to the MBTA with the shared goal to provide effective and efficient transportation services in the metropolitan Boston area.

More information is available at mbtaadvisoryboard.org

Legal Notice: Planning Board Public Hearing – ZBL – Aug 24

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. to consider recommending approval of amendments to the Maynard Protective Zoning By- laws to the October 16, 2021 Special Town Meeting. This meeting will be conducted both in person in the Steward Campbell Room, Town Hall, 195 Main Street, Maynard, and via Zoom. 

View the full legal notice with proposed by-law amendments.

Legal Notice: ConsCom Hearing – 6 Glenview Terrace – Aug 10

The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote Zoom meeting on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 6:30PM, relative to the filing of a Request for Determination of Applicability pursuant to MGL Chapter 131, Sec. 40 Wetlands Protection Act and the Maynard Wetlands Administration Bylaw and Regulations filed by Anibal Salguero of 6 Glenview Terrace, Maynard, MA, for the construction of a pool deck within the 100-foot Buffer Zone of a perennial stream at 6 Glenview Terrace.

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Legal Notice: ZBA Hearing – 84 Summer St – Aug 23

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.9 & s.15, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 23, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. remotely via Zoom, to hear all persons interested in the Special Permit Application filed by Nicole P. Duane, 84 Summer Street, Maynard MA 01754.

The subject property, 84 Summer Street, is located within the Single Residence 1 (S-1) Zoning District. Consistent with Section 3.2.4 Home Occupation of the Zoning By-laws, the petitioner is requesting a Special Permit to allow the operation of a small psychiatric practice as a Home Occupation.

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.

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Finance Committee Seeks New Members

Maynard needs YOU! We are looking for new members to our Finance Committee. The Finance Committee meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00pm. Members are appointed to three-year terms (with the option to be re-appointed to additional terms) by the Town Moderator. The Finance Committee is charged with providing a recommendation to Town Meeting on every warrant article, and providing oversight to all town budgets. A background in finance is not required to join; just bring your time, willingness to learn, and best team effort!

For more information on what we do, please email our Chair, Alannah Gustavson at fincom@townofmaynard.net. To send a request to be considered as a candidate, please email our Town Moderator,  Dick Downey, at ddowney@townofmaynard.net

Letter from Select Board / Human Relations Committee on Asian Violence

As many of you know, there has been a recent and dramatic rise in violence and discrimination against Asian and Asian American people in the United States and around the globe. Reports of horrific violence aimed Asian people in this nation continue to emerge. These actions are always devastating – to individuals, to families and whole communities, across ethnic and “racial” lines. This is particularly sad and disturbing at a time when we are seeking to emerge from a deadly pandemic that has left so many grieving and debilitated and when we should be coming together for mutual aid and healing. The Maynard Human Relations Committee and the Maynard Select Board write to you today to express our deep sadness at this targeted violence and we wish to offer our support and care to the Asian members of our community.

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Maynard Public Water Supply – 2020 Water Quality Report

Each year, the Town of Maynard provides its customers with an Annual Water Quality Report to share information on how our water quality compares to established federal and state drinking water standards. We encourage you to review this report as it provides details about the source and quality of the drinking water delivered to you in 2020.

In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, we are no longer mailing paper copies of the Water Quality Report, but have made them available on the Internet.   Click here to read the 2020 Water Quality Report.   For more information on the town’s water supply, please visit the DPW’s Water & Sewer Division page.

If you wish to have a paper copy, you can pick up a printed Water Quality Report at Maynard Town Hall or the Maynard Public Library.

MBTA Survey

The MBTA is currently working on the Bus Network Redesign, a project to transform the bus experience for those who depend on it most. We want to create a better and more equitable bus network—to do that, we need your input! The MBTA has launched an online survey in support of the project. The survey is focused on answering two key questions:

  • Does the MBTA take you where you need or want to go?
  • When you need to get somewhere, is riding the MBTA a good option for you?

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), and is also available in a fully accessible format.  Click here to access the survey on the MBTA website. 

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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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 Reopened 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