Roadway Construction Notices

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.

UPDATE 5-Dec-2018: Please be advised, the 129 Parker Street Downstream Sewer Project is progressing and construction will move onto Parker Street/Route 27 beginning Monday 12/10/2018.  We will be replacing large sections of sewer main that are located at the centerline of the roadway. We will work as quickly as possible through this area, but due to the location of the pipe in the roadway, both lanes of traffic will be closed during active construction. Parker Street/Route 27 between Walnut Street and Great Road will be closed to thru traffic from 7:00AM-3:00PM during construction. Residents and patrons of local businesses (Butler Lumber & The Corner Store) will be able to access their properties. Public Works is working together with the Police Department to identify and post detour signs and informational message boards ahead of the construction on Parker Street/Route 27. The School Department has been notified and is working with Dee Bus services on route modifications. We anticipate the construction on Parker Street/Route 27 to take three weeks, weather dependent.

Other 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.

PZRR Season FIVE – Dec 4th, 4pm on WAVM

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 December 4, 2018 at 4PM! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

Protecting water resources is on everybody’s mind but a hard fact is that municipal storm drain systems are a major source of pollutants to waters of the Commonwealth. Over 200 Massachusetts towns discharge stormwater under U.S. EPA’s NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems permit (the MS4 Permit). This 5-year permit, jointly issued by EPA and MassDEP, requires towns to meet minimum control measures.

How is Maynard preparing to meet that challenge? Join us as we explore this crucial issue with Town Consultant Lori Kennedy of VHB and Maynard Conservation Agent Katie Young. They will explain what Maynard is doing and how it will affect us all.

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

Overnight Parking Restrictions and Downtown Holiday Parking

OVERNIGHT PARKING RESTRICTIONS

From December 1st 2018 to March 15, 2019 there is NO Parking on the street overnight. Time restrictions are from 2:00 am to 6:00 am. The fine for violations is $20.00. If a vehicle is disabled and unable to be moved please call the station. (978-897-1011).

PARKING METERS DOWNTOWN

There is no cost for metered parking downtown after 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Parking is free Sundays and Holidays.

HOLIDAY PARKING AT METERS

First 2-hours of metered parking free from November 23rd thru December 31, 2018. Happy Holidays from the Board of Selectmen.

DPW Notice of Sidewalk Construction

Sidewalk construction is scheduled to begin the week of Monday October 29th, 2018. Construction activities include excavation, sidewalk paving and roadway paving. The Town of Maynard has contracted with Detour Construction LLC to complete the construction services. 

Locations are as follows:

  • Summer Street – Brooks Street to Apple Ridge Road
  • Great Road – Tiger Drive to Winter Street

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

As construction progress, homeowners on affected roadways may not be able to access their driveway with vehicles when crews are excavating and paving sidewalks directly adjacent to the property. Individual driveway work may take 2-3 days to complete at each location. Temporary walkways will be installed over the sidewalk while it cures to allow for pedestrian access to each property during construction. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Construction will start on Summer Street at Brooks Street the week of October 29th, and will continue through the above listed streets. Construction is scheduled to continue through the fall, weather permitting. Construction will continue in spring of 2019. 

If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at 978-897-1317 or DPW@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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Cultural District Summer Spruce-Up Grant

The Assabet Village Cultural District (AVCD) is excited to announce it has been awarded $5,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for making facade and exterior improvements throughout the downtown area!

The AVCD will be accepting funding proposals from local businesses and building owners who wish to take advantage of this one-time grant opportunity.

Visit the Assabet Village Cultural District page for more information and application form.