The Fire Department would like to inform residents and business owners that A-1 Drilling and Blasting out of Uxbridge, MA has been fully permitted and will be blasting at the 129 Parker Street site tomorrow, September 21st. Fire Department personnel will be onsite from 7am until completion, with blasting estimated to occur between 1pm and 3pm. Another blasting day is also being planned for next week and we will share the specifics with everyone as it becomes available.
The Board of Health has been notified by the state that one of the mosquitos in our samplings has tested positive for West Nile Virus. While there are no human cases confirmed in Maynard, we are urging residents to take all the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten. Precautionary information can be found on our Public Health page.
As required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56, the Maynard Board of Selectmen will hold their annual fiscal year 2019 Tax Classification Hearings on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:20 PM in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting room (Room 201) at the Maynard Town Building. The public is welcome to attend.
Due to a delay in vaccine delivery by the manufacturer to our vendor, we were forced to postpone Tuesday’s (18-Sep) Senior Flu Clinic at the Maynard Golf Course Senior Center as well as Saturday’s Resident Clinic/EDS Drill, until further notice.
The Town of Maynard (“Town”) is seeking proposals from qualified historic preservation consultants to complete a community-wide survey of historic properties (“Survey”) in the Town. This Request for Proposals (RFP) stipulates the procedures and requirements to be used by the Town in its selection of consulting services. The survey will be divided into three phases to be completed within one year of award.
In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, (MGL), Chapter 87, Public Shade Tree Law, Section 3, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, to hear all persons interested. A request was filed by the resident at 4 Grant Street for such removal stating public safety concerns. Any person wishing to protest such removal may appeal in writing to the Tree Warden, Department of Public Works at 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754 on or before such time.
On September 4th, Maynard’s pilot program of allowing free parking at meters and testing a time-based enforcement model will end and regular use of meters will resume. The pilot was triggered by the recent completion of a Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC) study of parking available to support businesses in Maynard’s Central Business District. The study documents that the town has adequate parking spaces but needs to improve many elements of how they are utilized, including meter functionality, enforcement, signage, loading zones and use of remote municipal lots.
The pilot reaffirmed a number of points raised in the study, such as the need for clarity in parking instructions, improved signage reflecting additional parking options and the tendency of some local business employees to park on street all day, thereby using spaces which would otherwise be available to customers. Additionally, the pilot confirmed that enforcement with meters is more cost effective than the labor-intensive process of recording which vehicles have been in specific spots beyond the time limit.
A subcommittee of Maynard’s Economic Development Committee, working with the Maynard Police Department, has begun a review process which is expected to result in recommendations to the Board of Selectmen for a comprehensive parking management program including not only metered locations, but all parking spaces available to support business in the Central Business District. The program will also include assumptions about future development patterns based on the work of the Master Plan Steering Committee.
For additional information contact Town Planner Bill Nemser at 978-897-1302 or Bnemser@townofMaynard.net.
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street (Soup Campbell Room) Maynard, to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Greg Adams requesting approval of a Site Plan and a Special Permit for the property located at 31 Main Street, Maynard, MA. (Map 14, Parcel 171). The property is located within the Downtown Overlay District (DOD) and is owned by 31 Main Street LLC. P.O.Box 504, Maynard, Ma. 01754.