DPW: Recycling Center OPEN on June 13

The DPW’s June 13th Recycling Center, located at the Highway Dept. Garage on 38 Winter Street, will be open to residents. June 13th will include wood chipping, which is an addition not found on the previous released flyers.

The opening of our Recycling Center will come with strictly enforced guidelines that follow CDC recommended safety protocols for both staff and residents. All residents who participate in the Recycling Center services must only have one resident per vehicle, wear masks or face coverings, and use social distancing measures when unloading vehicles.

Public Works staff will guide and assist as needed in this process.

Please visit the Recycling Drop Off Center page for more information.

Thank you for your patience with our previous Recycling Center closings.

Bulk Item Pickup is back … in phases

Update – Effective June 1st E.L Harvey will commence Bulk / Large Item pick-up in a two phased process. June 1st all item that weigh less than 39 pounds or up to three feet long will be collected only if $14 worth of sticker tags is attached, with the exception of mattresses and couches. Pickup for those items will commence on June 15th. For more information, please contact E.L Harvey at 800-321-3002.

Please visit the DPW’s Solid Waste and Recycling page for more information.

Town Meeting Voter Registration Deadline – June 13th

Voter Registration Deadline for the June 13, 2020 Annual Town Meeting is May 22, 2020.

In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver’s license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation.

Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.

If you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form by using the following link: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/Voter-reg-mail-in.pdf

Click here for more information on Town Meeting.

MPD: Beware of Scams

The Maynard Police Department would like to remind our community to be vigilant of scams. Unfortunately, there has been an uptick in the area of a common scam where a fake attorney contacts a family member, often a senior citizen stating a child, or grandchild has been arrested or involved in an accident. These scammers will then request a large sum of money to bail, or secure release of this person.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be an attorney or bail-bondsman please contact the Maynard Police Department, and we will assist you in sorting out the matter.

Hydrant Flushing – Old Marlborough Road / Tobin Drive Area

The Department of Public Works through their Water and Sewer Division will be conducting an isolated hydrant main flushing of the water system in the areas of Old Marlborough Road & Tobin Drive areas of the town, this process will be conducted in the evening hours, and will continue for the next couple weeks. This process typically causes low water pressure.

We thank you for patience as we conduct regular maintenance of your utility.

Click here to learn more about the program and what you need to do as a home or business owner when flushing is occurring in your area.

Planning Board to Resume Public Hearings on May 26, 2020

The Planning Board Chair has determined public hearings will resume remotely. All previously continued public hearings are hereby scheduled for the May 26, 2020 meeting. If desired, applicants may request an additional continuance to a future date at the May 26 meeting.

On April 28, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s restriction on public gatherings, the Planning Board suspended and continued all public hearings. The Chair and board were concerned that adequate public participation was not possible utilizing remote technology.

After several adjustments and the successful implementation of remote video and audio, the Chair believes the Planning Board can ensure adequate public participation.

Please visit the Planning Division page for details on how Planning Board hearings will be held remotely.

Legal Notice: Public Hearing GreenStar Herbals – June 2nd

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94G, and section 3, as amended, that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7:10 p.m. in the Fowler School Auditorium at the 3 Tiger Drive, Maynard on the application for a New Retail License for a Marijuana Establishment as a Retail Off Premise license for GreenStar Herbals, Inc. d/b/a GreenStar Herbals, 22-24 Main Street Maynard, MA. Manager will be Napoleon Brito. Copy of the application is on file in the Office of the Selectmen. For the most timely information and any revisions, view the Meeting Notice posted for each meeting on the Town website: https://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/.

2020 Annual Town Election Changes

The Board of Selectmen have voted to change the date of the Annual Election from Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  It was also voted that for the Annual Town Election ONLY that all Maynard voters will vote at the Fowler Middle School, 3 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754.  The polling hours will be 7:00AM until 8:00PM.

The Massachusetts Senate has voted that for an election held on or before June 30, 2020 any person taking precaution related to COVID-19 in response to a declared state of emergency or from guidance from a medical professional, local or state health official, are able to vote by Early Ballot.  Click here to obtain an early ballot application. (Allow ample time for the application and receipt of the ballot.)

The Senate has also voted that the voter registration deadline will be 10 days prior to the election which will be Friday, June 12, 2020.

Please visit the Town Election page for additional information on elections in Maynard.

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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