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Legal Notice: Planning Board Hearing: 129 Parker – Sep 8th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5 and s.9, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 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.

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Drainage Infrastructure Survey Continues

The Town of Maynard has contracted with VHB to complete investigations on Town of Maynard drainage infrastructure.

Work will begin the week of August 17, 2020 and continue through September 2020, during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Activities will include visual observations, photographs, and water quality sampling, primarily at drainage pipe outlets into ditches and waterbodies. In some cases, VHB staff will need to cross private property to reach drainage pipe outlets. Project staff will be wearing DPW or VHB safety vests.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Maynard DPW at 978-897-1317 or dpw@townofmaynard.net.

Annual Budget and Capital Planning Meeting – Aug 11th

The Board of Selectmen encourage the public to attend their upcoming meeting scheduled for 7:00pm on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (via Zoom teleconference), as they deliberate on the proposed revisions to the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) General Fund budget. The proposed revision is detailed in a draft warrant article for the Special Town Meeting scheduled for October 5, 2020. The deliberation is expected to be in context of already accepted warrant articles for capital planning, including: the transfer from General Stabilization for the funding of a feasibility study to explore the possibility of replacing/renovating the Green Meadow School; a Debt Exclusion to fund the construction of a new Fire Station; transfers from Capital Stabilization for the procurement of major capital expenditures.

Materials related to these items are found in the Board’s meeting packet.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

In an effort to ensure home security and provide rental assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Affordable Housing Trust is pleased to share with Maynard residents a new Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides temporary, monthly rental assistance in the form of a grant to eligible households who have had a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This program is funded by the Maynard Affordable Housing Trust

The Town is Now Accepting Applications

Program details in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese can be found here

Applications in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese can be found here

Legal Notice: Conservation Commission Hearing: 10 Mill St – Aug 11

The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote Zoom meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:30PM, relative to the filing of a Request for Determination of Applicability under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Maynard Wetlands Administration Bylaw filed by the Stonebridge Narrows Condominium Association of 10 Mill Street, Maynard, MA, for pavement patching, crack sealing, seal coating, and line striping within the Riverfront Area at 10 Mill Street.

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Legal Notice: Planning Board Zoning Bylaw Public Hearing – Aug 11

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to consider recommending approval of an amendment to the Maynard Protective Zoning By- laws to the October 5, 2020 Special Town Meeting.  The proposed amendment consists of the following:

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Maynard Zoning Map to reflect an amendment to the Water Supply Protection District Map dated March 2017 to include the parcels (or portions thereof) as noted on Assessors Map 28, Lot 1; Map 23,  Lot 12; Map 24, Lot 14; Map 24, Lot 15; Map 25, Lot 152.1; Map 25, Lot 152.2; and Map 25, 152.3 and which includes a new well source, known as Well 4A, as shown on the Amended Map dated July, 2020 and which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk Office.

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Seeking members for Housing Production Plan Advisory Group

Interested in helping Maynard plan its future housing? Join the Housing Production Plan Advisory Group!

The five-year update is underway with the help of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). We are looking for eight advisory group members to help update our plan based on Maynard’s needs, vision and capabilities.

Interested in becoming involved? Contact Bill Nemser at bnemser@townofmaynard.net

DPW Tree Resource Management Plan

The Department of Public Works has released its Tree Resource Management Plan and it is available for download on the DPW Parks Division page or right here.

The Town of Maynard Tree Resource Management Plan, written by Davey Resource Group Inc. “DRG”, focuses on quantifying the benefits provided by the inventoried tree resource and addressing its maintenance needs. DRG completed a tree inventory for the Town of Maynard in February 2020. DRG analyzed this inventory data to understand the structure of Maynard’s inventoried tree resource and to recommend a prioritized maintenance schedule for future tree care. DRG also estimated the economic values of the various environmental benefits provided by Maynard’s inventoried tree resource by analyzing inventory data with i-Tree Eco.

Legal Notice: Planning Board Hearing on Zoning Bylaw amendments – Aug 11th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to consider recommending approval of amendments to the Maynard Protective Zoning By- laws to the October 5, 2020 Special Town Meeting.

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Legal Notice: Planning Board Rules and Regulations – Aug 25th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public meeting remotely to consider adopting revisions to the Planning Board Rules and Regulations including applications and fee schedule, on August 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

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