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:
Price Effective January 1, 2020
15-gallon bag sticker
32-gallon bag sticker
Bulk items that weigh less than 39 lbs. or up to three feet long
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.
The Maynard Retirement System will hold an election on March 19, 2020 to elect the Fourth Member of the Maynard Retirement Board in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 32, 840 CMR 7.00. Members in service and retirees of the Maynard Contributory Retirement System are eligible candidates.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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 email@example.com 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:
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.