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Founders’ Day Celebration – Apr 19

Please join the Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee in celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the Town of Maynard on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 11:15 to 12:15 at The Sanctuary ~ 82 Main Street.
The program will include greetings from local and state representatives, a reading of the petition to create the Town by a time traveler from 1871, and the opening the Time Capsule from the 100th anniversary.

For more information on the Town’s 150th Anniversary in 2021, visit

MBTA Fair Evasion Public Hearing – Apr 15

In January 2021, Governor Baker signed a law decriminalizing fare evasion on the T. Violators will instead be issued a non-criminal citation with a fine proportionate to the nature of the offense. The law also gave the MBTA the regulatory authority to set fine levels.

With this new authority, the MBTA is proposing a new regulation to decrease fine levels. Riders can review and provide feedback on our proposed regulations before they are finalized.

Please download the flyer for more information on this event.

DPW: Recycle Center Open Apr 10th (Saturday)

The Department of Public Works will be conducting our first Recycle Center service at the Highway garage at 38 Winter Street on Saturday,  April 10th, 2021, opening at 8am. We want to remind residents to follow our COVID-19 protocols. Only one resident in each vehicle, stay in your car and our staff will assist you. We would also like to remind all resident that you should be receiving the E.L Harvey solid waste and recycle information flyer in the mail — please be on the lookout. The flyer can also be found here on the Department of Public Works website.

Click here for more information about the Recycling Drop Off Center.

Legal Notice – ZBA Hearing – Apr 26

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.9 & s.15, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a REMOTE public hearing on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Variance Application filed by Stephanie L. Malone, 19 Lincoln Street, Maynard, MA.

The subject property, 19 Lincoln Street, is located within the Single-Family Residence Zoning District 1. The petitioner is requesting a Variance from Section 4.1.2 of the Zoning By-laws to: allow a change of a non-conforming structure on a non-conforming lot that will increase the existing nonconformities and allow construction of a front patio that will encroach into the required 25-foot front setback and increase the non-conforming lot coverage.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division and can be provided via email by contacting

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Legal Notice – ZBA Public Hearing – Apr 26

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a remote public hearing via Zoom on Monday, April 26th 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by W. Timothy Hess, 63 Main Street, Maynard MA 01754, on behalf of the property owner David M. Otis. Consistent with Section 2.3 and 3.2 of the Maynard Zoning By-laws, the Petitioner is requesting a Special Permit to operate a dog- grooming business accessory to the residential use, to be located in a new accessory building, at 102 Parker Street within the Single Residence 1 District.

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Legal Notice – Planning Board Hearing – Apr 27

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the application filed by Derrick Maxwell on behalf of the owner and petitioner 31 Main Condominiums Trust, 31 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754.

The Petitioner is requesting an amendment to the 31 Main Street Special Permit and Site Plan Review Decision dated February 26, 2019 to remove the requirement for three offsite parking spaces per Section VII of the Decision required by Section of the Zoning By-laws.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services and can be requested by calling 978-897-1302 or emailing

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An Acton and Maynard collaboration

Connecting Maynard, Acton and West Concord, the Powder Mill Road Corridor consists of approximately one mile in Maynard and a half mile in Acton. At our second virtual forum we will talk about what we learned from the first forum and recommendations for future use on the corridor.

The second virtual forum will be hosted by the staff and Economic Development Committees of Acton and Maynard and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council on April 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm.

RSVP for the zoom link here:
Learn more about the project here:
Call in number for the meeting is +1-646-876-9923 enter meeting ID 914 9628 6278

If you have any questions about the forum please contact Jennifer Kaplan, Economic Development Planner at

Solar Array Project Meetings

There will be no joint meeting tomorrow evening between the Maynard Select Board and the Maynard School Committee regarding the proposed solar array facilities, intended to be scheduled for March 31, 2021.

However, the Maynard Select Board is expected to consider the topic at a future public meeting, tentatively within the first half of April 2021. Please check the town’s website for postings of public meeting notices.

For more information on the proposed solar array project, please view the Select Board meeting from March 25, 2021 and the public materials found on Board Docs of the same meeting.

Legal Notice: Planning Board Hearing – Apr 27th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5 and s.9, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the application filed by the owner and petitioner Maynard Crossings JV, LLC – Capital Group Properties, 259 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772.

The Petitioner is requesting to amend Section 3 of “Exhibit B” (Operations and Maintenance Plan) of the Special Permit Decision dated September 19, 2017 for the Maynard Crossings (129 Parker Street) mixed-use development. Exhibit “B” of the Decision includes internal management protocol and regulations within the project. The request proposes amending the Operations and Maintenance Plan (originally approved pre-construction by the Planning Board) to better coincide with project’s actual activities/scheduling as evaluated post- construction. The requested amendments include adjustments to the hours of operations, site lighting hours, and delivery hours for each different type of use throughout the project.

The request does not affect, and will remain consistent with, the Town-approved Concept Plan for the Project. This request is pursuant to Sections 9.3 and 10.4 of the Zoning By-laws and the Concept Plan approved by Town Meeting on October 5, 2016.

A copy of the application package, the approved Concept Plan, and related materials are on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office and can be viewed by appointment during normal business hours or emailed by request by calling 978-897-1302. Project materials are also available to view on the Town Website under the project’s dedicated page.

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Consideration to Rename Observed Holiday

The April 6th Select Board meeting will include a discussion of potentially renaming the holiday observed on the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. This topic was discussed during the March 16th Select Board Meeting. Meeting materials can be found by clicking on the March 16th agenda on BoardDocs – Click the March 16th meeting, view the agenda and scroll down to item 9 to view the materials. The meeting recording can be found here with the conversation beginning at about 32:30.

Written comments are welcome and can be sent to

Contact Tracing Update

The Board of Health would like to remind Maynard residents that the Community Tracing Collaborative is supporting our department with contact tracing for COVID-19. The program focuses on reaching out to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and the contacts they have been close to, making sure they have the support they need to isolate or quarantine. When the MA COVID Team calls, you can do your part by answering the phone and providing helpful information that will help flatten and reduce the curve in Massachusetts.

Application for Outdoor Extension of Premises – Now Available

The Town of Maynard has updated the Outdoor Extension of Premises program for the 2021 season.

Applications will be reviewed and vetted by town staff prior to the Select Board review and consideration at their regular meetings. Please find the application deadlines below. We look forward to bringing back this successful program for the 2021 season!

Application Deadline, 4:00PM Select Board Meeting Schedule
3/9/2021 3/16/2021
3/30/2021 4/6/2021
4/13/2021 4/20/2021
4/28/2021 5/5/2021
5/11/2021 5/18/2021

Outdoor Extension of Premises Application – Continuation of Previously Approved Plan

Outdoor Extension of Premises Application – New or Amended Plan

Please send complete applications to