As required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56, the Maynard Board of Selectmen will hold their annual fiscal year 2020 Tax Classification Hearings on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:20 PM in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building. The purpose of the hearing is to determine the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real property. The public is welcome to attend.
UPDATED! 12-Nov: The Town of Maynard has contracted with Massachusetts Broken Stone Company to reconstruct six (6) roadways within the Town of Maynard in the fall of 2019.
We are pleased to report that the DPW’s paving contractors have completed paving on:
- Acton Street
- Brown Street
- Great Road
- Mockingbird Lane
- Nason Street
- Mill Street
- Glenwood Cemetery “upper section”
We would like to thank our contractors Mass Broken Stone & P.J. Keating in completing these projects. The DPW would also like to thank all Maynard residents for their patience and understanding during this process.
We will make every effort to notify residents of any substantial schedule changes. If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-897-1317.
This summer, the MA Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency sampled Maynard drinking water wells to test for per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of man-made chemicals that include PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. The federal limit of these chemicals in drinking water is 70 Parts Per Trillion (PPT). The MA Department of Environmental Protection is considering decreasing the limit in Massachusetts to 20 PPT.
Results of the Maynard sampling ranged from 4.1 to 9.4 PPT, significantly below the federal limit, and the proposed state limit. Based on these results, the Town Administrator’s Office agrees with the town’s water engineering firm Stantec, that PFAS/PFOA at the current drinking water sources is not a concern at this time.
UPDATE: Regional Water Quality Sample Results (Nov 2019)
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection issued a Notice of Responsibility to the Department of Fire Services (DFS) on October 24th, 2019 citing levels of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) detected in water in White Pond and the DFS grounds.
PFAS is a common chemical, and specifically found in fire suppression materials, namely AFFF foam. DFS no longer uses materials containing PFAS in their fire training.
DFS hired GZA as a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) to investigate the origins of the contamination, the scope of the contamination, and the possible migration of the contamination.
White Pond is not a current water source for the Town of Maynard, however the Town does retain rights to utilize this source.
To obtain details on this investigation and findings:
- Click here to access the MassDEP website
- Under the Release Tracking Number (RTN), select “2” for the region and enter “0021045” for the tracking id
- Click on the Search button.
The Maynard Veterans Council will hold our annual Veterans Day parade on Monday, November 11, 2019. All participants meet at the parking lot behind the Town Hall at 10:30 AM and steps off at 11:00 AM.
On this day we honor the men and women who served our nation either past or present. They left their homeland making sacrifices in the jungle, in the desert, in the frozen north or small pacific islands. We are ever indebted to these veterans who keep our country free.
We are joined by town and state officials, civic organizations including Boy and Girl Scouts and the Maynard High School Band. The march loops downtown Maynard proceeding down Main Street turning onto Summer Street and stop at Memorial Park for our commemoration ceremonies. The parade will return via Nason Street to the Town Hall for dismissal.
In case of bad weather, the ceremony will be held in the Stewart Campbell room in the Town Hall.
A reminder to all that Halloween is this Thursday, October 31st.
The Town and the Maynard Fire Department has created a great list of Halloween Safety Tips which we encourage everyone to read.
Please drive extra careful on Thursday evening.
The Department of Public Works will be starting its annual fall street sweeping process beginning October 28th and lasting until completion around the end of the month in November. Impacts as it relates to the operation will be minimal, slowed traffic patterns, and one-way traffic. The Department will be following its pre-determined priority street sweeping list, starting on Great Road and following the list below:
- Business District/Main Street Area
- Fletcher St. Area
- Vose Hill Area to Sudbury Town Line
- Old Marlboro Rd Area
- Presidential Area
- Butler, Crane, Douglas Terraces etc.
- Elmwood, Fairfield, Thompson etc.
- Glendale, Prospect Tremont & Concord St Area
- Upper Acton Area, Maple, Brooks Linden
- Lincoln, Brooks, Mayfield, Amory, Randall Areas
- Mockingbird, Dix, Durant, Patti Area
- Howard, Florida, Summerhill
- Pine, Spring, Sudbury
Public Works wants to thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
A reminder to all residents that there is a Special Town Meeting on Monday, October 28th, 7pm at the Fowler School.
For residents with children, the National Honor Society students will be offering free babysitting services onsite throughout the meeting.
Thank you for your time, and we hope to see everyone at Special Town Meeting!
The Public Hearing to determine new fees for trash stickers will be continued on Tuesday, November 5th in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building. The public is welcome to attend.
Please read the DPW Memo and Summary of Findings for more information relevant to this hearing.
Do to the paving project on Brown Street the road was closed yesterday for a period of time and the trash trucks did not make it down the street.
Harvey will be in town today to get all trash that was not picked up yesterday. Also, the trash truck broke down and Harvey assured us that they will pick up all trash that was not picked yesterday today.
The paving contractors are now on Mockingbird Lane and today is trash pickup if it is impacted they will be there on Thursday.
The Maynard Master Plan Steering Committee invites you to join us for our Final Public Input Forum for support of the Maynard Master Plan
The meeting will use an OPEN HOUSE format that will allow attendees to come and go at any time. Displays will be available for viewing. Members of the Consulting Team and Steering Committee will be present to receive your comments and answer questions.
The purpose of this meeting is to present the Draft Master Plan Goals and Recommendations. The community is asked to provide feedback on these goals and recommendations, focused on implementation prioritization.
October 30, 2019 Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM at Maynard Town Hall, Soup Campbell Room (lower level)
Sidewalk and Pedestrian Crossing Improvements
Work at Summer Street near Glendale Street and work at Summer/Main/Waltham Streets will be starting the week of 10/21/19, and continuing through mid-November 2019.
Glenwood Cemetery Paving Program
Work will be starting the week of 10/21/19, and was completed in mid-November 2019.
2019 Fall Paving Program (various streets)
Work will be starting the week of 10/21/19, and continuing through mid-November 2019. Click here for details and updates.
Great Road Sidewalk Work
Work is partially complete and will continue into mid-November 2019 until complete. Please note that the area of Great Road in front of the Town schools is an active construction zone. Residents should do their best to stay out of the work areas as trip and fall hazards could exist within the work areas.