Early Voting for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary – TODAY

Early voting will begin February 24th through February 28th. It will be held in the Maynard Town Hall during normal business hours. Parking spots in the rear, upper-lot of Town Hall will be designated for early voters, to make sure that the building is accessible to voters.

On March 3rd, the Town Clerk’s Office will be open for Election business only.

Visit our Elections page for more information.

Community Information Fair

The Friends of the Maynard Public Library will be hosting a Community Information Fair to help local organizations get the word out about their services, volunteer opportunities and special events AND help community members find organizations that they can get involved in.

Come visit the Fair on Wednesday, March 18 from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Maynard Public Library.

Legal Notice – Planning Board – Mar 24th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5 and s.9, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, Soup Campbell Room, to hear all persons interested in the application filed by the owner and petitioner Maynard Crossings JV, LLC – Capital Group Properties, 259 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772.

The Petitioner is requesting Special Permit approval for a Drive-Thru use (Bank) at the Maynard Crossings (129 Parker Street) mixed-use development.

This request is pursuant to Sections 3.0, 9.3 and 10.4 of the Zoning By-laws and the Concept Plan approved by Town Meeting on October 5, 2016.

A copy of the application packages, the approved Concept Plan , and related materials are on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, and can be viewed during normal business hours.

Legal Notice: Zoning Board – Mar 23rd

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, Room 101 to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Civico Development, 199 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757, to grant three (3) Variances for the Coolidge School located 12 Bancroft Street.

The subject property is currently owned by the Town of Maynard, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA. 01754. This request is to facilitate private development of the Coolidge School. If granted, the requested Variances would:

  1. Allow an “Approval not Required” (ANR) lot division that will create a non-conforming structure. The ANR will create two parcels and must be granted by the Planning Board.
  2. Allow increased density on an undersized lot for the GR (General Residence) zoning district (12-units).
  3. Allow a reduced rear setback of less than 15 feet.

View the full legal notice for background information.

Legal Notice: Planning Board Public Hearing on Master Plan – Mar 10th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 41 s.81 D, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Soup Campbell Room, to review and adopt the 2020 Master Plan as prepared by VHB and the Master Plan Steering Committee

A copy of the draft 2020 Master Plan is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division, and the Town Clerk’s Office, and can be viewed during regular business hours .

2020 Maynard Public Tree Survey

Between February and March, staff from Davey Tree will be conducting a survey of the Town’s public trees! In 2019, Maynard was awarded an Urban Forestry Grant from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to conduct a tree survey and produce a tree management plan.

The survey will include trees along public roads and streets, as well as trees on Town-owned property, including the schools and parks. Moriah Day, an Inventory Arborist Technician at Davey Tree with vast experience conducting tree inventories for municipalities, will be spending the next month collecting data on Town trees. Collection will occur Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. She will be collecting important information, such as location, size, species, condition, and risk level, which Davey Tree will use to create a database and Management Plan. The Management Plan will help the Town manage tree maintenance, identify and remove hazardous trees, and locate appropriate spots for new trees!

Interested in learning more? There will be an informative presentation by Davey Tree on February 11th, from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the Soup Campbell Room at Maynard Town Hall.

If you have any questions, feel free to Conservation Agent/Assistant Town Planner Kaitlin Young at kyoung@townofmaynard.net or 978-897-1360.

Eversource Utility Work Starting Monday, January 27th

Eversource will be starting gas utility work in the upcoming week. Starting Monday January 27th, Eversource will be updating and fixing their gas distribution system starting on Brooks Street, and continuing work on King Street, Lindberg Street, and Tremont Street.

Eversource will be excavating roadways to fix and replace the gas utility in these areas.

We ask that all residents be patient and plan accordingly.

New Emergency Notification Provider: Hyper-Reach

Telephone-based mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the US to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards and other information.  Now the Town of Maynard announces that they have selected Hyper-Reach to improve notification capability to the area.  Hyper-Reach is a state of the art mass emergency notification system and the service is now fully operational.

The new emergency alert system, replacing the previous Maynard Blackboard system, will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and even TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired.  The system sends thousands of these messages to geographically targeted households in seconds, and can simultaneously deliver them to an even broader audience via social media, as well as sending broadcast messages to most current mobile telephones (made since 2011) in an affected area by providing access to FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.

“Our job is to protect the citizens of the Town of Maynard and keep them informed as effectively and cost-effectively as possible.” said Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director.  “We reviewed Hyper-Reach as a potential emergency notification service for Maynard, and their system gave us everything we needed at a competitive price.  We’re really excited about this improved system.”

The Town plans to use the service in the same way they utilized the previous system, primarily for alerts about weather and environmental hazards, public safety and missing persons.  Landline phone numbers are automatically enrolled for Community alerts, but Community and Weather alerts to mobile phones and email addresses as well as Weather alerts to landline phones and are only included when people enroll.    Residents and people who work in the Town of Maynard are encouraged to enroll now either by calling or texting “Alert” to (978) 307-8700 or by going to the Maynard Hyper-Reach signup page.

For more information visit our Maynard Hyper-Reach page.

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Trash Sticker Price Increase

Effective January 1, 2020 the Town of Maynard’s “Pay-As-You-Throw” program implemented changes to the sticker price and usage requirements for Town wide solid waste pickup to the following amounts:

Trash ItemCURRENT Price
Effective January 1, 2020
OLD Price
15-gallon bag sticker$2.00$1.00
32-gallon bag sticker$4.00$2.00
Bulk items that weigh less than 39 lbs. or up to three feet long$14.00$10.00

 Please visit the DPW’s Solid Waste and Recycling page for the details and background of this change.

Dog Licenses

The Town Clerk’s office reminds Maynard residents that all dogs, six months of age or older MUST be licensed by February 28, 2020.

Also note that any new dog to Town or recently acquired dog must be licensed within 30 days.

Please note that any dog licensed after February 28, 2020 will be subject to a $25.00 late fee.

Visit the Dog Licensing page for information on how to obtain the license for your dog.

Request for Volunteers: Fire Station Building Committee

The Board of Selectmen seek volunteers to work with the Maynard Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Capital Planning Committee, and the community to explore and recommend an appropriate financing program for construction of a new Maynard Fire Station.

Click here for more information about this Committee.

For questions, please contact Town Administrator Greg Johnson at gjohnson@townofmaynard.net

To be considered for appointment, please submit a resume or short bio to Board of Selectmen Administrative Assistant Becky Mosca at bmosca@townofmaynard.net