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Trash Sticker Price Increase

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

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

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

Naylor Court / Basin Area Presentation – Dec 11th

The Town of Maynard and The Urban Land Institute of Boston / New England
presents
Re-imagining Naylor Court (aka “The Basin”)

Join the Planning Board for a presentation by the Urban Land Institute of Boston / New England on their recommendations to improve the “basin” / “Naylor Court” area on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Roosevelt Room of the Maynard Public Library.

Winter Storm Information

The Public Emergency Information Line is active.  You can call 978-897-1332 for information about town services during the storm.

A large winter storm has finally stopped in the Maynard area. Please continue to avoid parking on the streets so that the final snow plowing operations can proceed smoothly.

The Storm Updates page also provides information from a variety of sources regarding public safety during the storm.   Check the page for the latest updates.

Please check the Winter Storm Preparation and Cold Weather pages for valuable information to protect you and your property.

The Maynard Fire Department reminds everyone that seconds count when there is a fire.  Keeping hydrants shoveled out and clear can mean the difference between life and death should a fire break out near you.

Great Road Construction Activity

Starting on or around Monday 11/18/19, Detour Construction will be working on Great Road installing loam and seed adjacent to recently constructed sidewalks.

All roads will remain open, but at times may be subject to alternating one-way traffic. Temporary pedestrian detours may be employed in order to reconstruct the existing sidewalks. Police Details will be deployed.

We will make every effort to notify residents of any substantial schedule changes.  If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at 978-897-1317 or dpw@townofmaynard.net.

2020 Tax Classification Hearings – Nov 19th

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.

DPW: 2019 Fall Paving Program (UPDATED 12-Nov)

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   dpw@townofmaynard.net or 978-897-1317.

Results of Maynard Drinking Water Source Sampling

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:

  1. Click here to access the MassDEP website
  2. Under the Release Tracking Number (RTN), select “2” for the region and enter “0021045” for the tracking id
  3. Click on the Search button.

Veterans Day in Maynard 2019

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.