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Assessing Department FY2021 Public Disclosure

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE
October 26TH thru October 30TH 2020

The Assessing Department has conducted the Fiscal Year 2021 revaluation of all taxable property in the Town of Maynard as required by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Board of Assessors has received notification of preliminary certification for the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 property values from the Department of the Revenue, Bureau of Local Assessments. Your total valuation for FY2021 was determined after extensive market and cost analysis and is representative of full and fair cash value as of January 1, 2020.

Massachusetts law requires that all property be assessed at its fair cash value as of January 1, 2020.  Fiscal year 2021 assessments are based on analysis of arms-length sales and market conditions that occurred during the 2019 calendar year.

Your estimated value can be found on the Assessor’s Office page.

Legal Notice: ConsCom Hearing – Parker Street – Nov 10

The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 6:30PM via Zoom, relative to the filing of a Notice of Intent under the MA Wetlands Protection Act, the Maynard Wetlands Administration Bylaw and associated Regulations, and the Maynard Stormwater Management Bylaw and associated regulations, filed by Walter Eriksen, Old Bay Road LLC., 92 Middlesex Road, Unit 3, Tyngsboro, MA 01879. The proposed project includes clearing of vegetation, grading associated with utilities, and the development of five (5) single family dwellings and accessory structures within 100 feet of a bordering vegetated wetland located at Assessor’s Map #29, Lot 6 (also known as 0 Parker Street).

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Testing of Voting Equipment – Oct 22

The test for the ballot tabulating equipment for the upcoming State and Presidential Election will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM. There has been no change in type of voting equipment used by the Town of Maynard since the last election.

Testing will be held in the Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room (Room 201) and will be available to the public via Zoom at the link below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318003765?pwd=MjlWSnVJMkhTbk1DR3hiS1hVVytBdz09
Meeting ID: 843 1800 3765 Passcode: 629718
Dial in: +1 646 876 9923

DPW: Street Crack Sealing – Oct 20/22

Starting Tuesday, October 20th and then again on Thursday, October 22nd. Indus will be conducting preventive road maintenance commonly referred to as “Crack Sealing” on the following roadways throughout Maynard. We request that all residents please refrain from parking on the road at the locations provided over the next couple days. This will allow the process to be completed in an efficient manner. Thank you!

Streets to be crack sealed include:

  • Acton Street – from Waltham Street to Silver Hill Road
  • Glen Drive
  • Main Street – from bridge to Summer Street
  • Nick Lane – from Glen Drive to Durant Avenue
  • Old Mill Road
  • Parker Street – from Waltham Street to Old Marlboro Road
  • Sudbury Road – from Acton Town Line to Sudbury Town Line
  • Waltham Street – from Main Street to Parker Street

Town Names Temporary Town Clerk, Seeks Full-Time Candidates

Town Administrator Greg Johnson announces that the Town of Maynard is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for the Town Clerk position after the previous Town Clerk accepted a new role in another municipality.

For personal reasons, Town Clerk Michelle Jenkins has accepted another position and her last day in Maynard was Thursday, Oct. 8. Joanna Bilotta-Simeone was appointed by the Board of Selectmen to serve as the Temporary Town Clerk and will oversee the upcoming presidential election. Bilotta-Simeone is the Department Assistant in the town’s Office of Municipal Services (OMS), and will be able to return to that position when she finishes working as the temporary Town Clerk.

Town staff from other departments are being deployed to support the Town Clerk’s Office and ensure that the high volume of mail-in ballots are being distributed in a timely manner, and that early voting and Election Day are executed seamlessly.

“We wish Michelle the best of luck in her new role and thank her for all the work she’s done for our town and it’s residents,” Town Administrator Johnson said. “In the coming weeks, we ask for the public’s patience and understanding, and emphasize that we’re taking the necessary steps to ensure that the upcoming election is handled effectively and efficiently.”

The full-time Town Clerk’s duties include administrative and supervisory responsibility for the administration of federal, state and local statutes; maintenance of official municipal records; and the administration of fair and accurate federal, state and local elections; as well as training and direct supervision of the Assistant Town Clerk. Other responsibilities include recording and certifying the proceedings of all town meetings, overseeing the annual town census, voter registration, vital records, issuance of various licenses and permits, preparing annual budgets for the Town Clerk’s office.

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2020 Census – It’s not too late to complete!

As of October 6th the 2020 Census is 99.7% complete and Census Bureau is committed to a complete and accurate count. The Town of Maynard is urging every household to respond when a census taker visits or to respond online at 2020Census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020, or by mail.

Learn more about the census and how to avoid census scams:

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Recycling Center OPEN – Oct 10th

The DPW has announced that on October 10th the Recycling Drop-off Center will be open to residents.  The town will hold a shredding day at the same time.  This will be only one of the year.

Our recycle center, located at the Highway Garage on 38 Winter Street, will come with strictly enforced guidelines that follow CDC recommended safety protocols for both staff and residents. All residents who participate in the recycle center services, must only have one resident per vehicle, wear masks or face coverings, and please remain in your vehicle. Public works staff will guide and assist as needed in this process.

Please visit the Recycling Drop Off Center Information page for fees and additional details on the center and the safety protocols that will be in place.