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Winter Municipal Permit Parking Program

The 2020-2021 Parking Permits are available for purchase for $60 in the Office of Municipal Services. This program is designed for residents that rely on on-street parking for their vehicle. From December 1st 2020 – March 15th 2021 overnight on-street parking is not permitted, pending approval of the winter parking policy at the 11/17 BOS meeting.  A follow up notice will be distributed with the final 2020-2021 winter parking policy.

Click here to learn more about this program and apply for a permit.

Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP)

The Town of Maynard is pleased to announce a Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) is now available to help residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, funded by the CARES Act.

The Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) is a collaborative effort with the Regional Housing Services Office (RHSO), who will provide administrative support for the program.

The program will provide up to $3,000 in a one-time grant for mortgage relief to eligible Maynard residents. The payments from this program will be paid directly to the lender on behalf of the mortgage holder, and be used for past-due payments or those due in December or January 2021. The applicant will be responsible for any remaining payment including any escrowed taxes or insurance.

Maynard residents will be eligible to apply if they are up-to-date with their property taxes and water/sewer fees, and have no outstanding violations to the town. Eligible applicants will also need to demonstrate financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have an annual income at or below 100% of the area median income, which is $119,000 for a family or four.

Eligible properties are restricted to single family homes or condominiums that are owner occupied. Other housing costs, such as condo fees, escrowed insurance or taxes, lines of credit, or second mortgages are excluded from this program.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis up until Friday. Dec. 18.

To access the application, click here. Note: Please download the application to fill out writable PDF.

For additional information or to request application assistance, please contact the Regional Housing Services Office at INFO@RHSOhousing.org

Historical Commission Grateful for Support for Mill History Panel

In this, Maynard’s Sesquicentennial Year, the 150th anniversary of the founding of our town, the Maynard Historical Commission is pleased to tell you about its special plan for a professionally designed permanent Historical Marker showcasing the history, people and products of the Mill and to invite you to help support this project through a voluntary funding effort.  The Historical Commission appreciates the support for the project from the many generous donors in the Maynard community.

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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

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.

Parks, Fields and Playgrounds are OPEN

Updated July 10, 2020, all Town of Maynard public parks, including athletic courts, athletic fields and playground areas are opened for use with the following restrictions. All visitors must adhere to the following listed guidelines. The Town of Maynard or School Department may approve applications for the permitted-use of fields. Approved-permit holders will have exclusive use of the fields during their allotted times. Walk-on activities are not allowed at the same time as permitted-use.

Please continue reading for rules and regulations in place for this Phase 3 re-opening.

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Tips for Preventing EEE

Town Administrator Greg Johnson and the Maynard Public Health Staff would like to provide residents with safety tips to prevent the transmission of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus during the warmest summer months.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), since the virus was first identified in Massachusetts in 1938, just over 110 cases have occurred. Outbreaks of EEE usually occur in Massachusetts every 10-20 years and these outbreaks will typically last two to three years. The DPH reports that the most recent outbreak began in 2019 and 12 cases and six fatalities occurred during the year. The 2020 season is expected to be another high-risk year.

EEE is a rare but serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. While EEE can infect people of all ages, people under 15 or over 50 years of age are at the greatest risk for serious illness.

Although getting EEE is rare, if contracted, the effects can be dangerous or even deadly,” Johnson said. “To ensure safety this summer, take extra care and precaution during times when these pests are most prevalent, including dusk and dawn.

To learn more about EEE and how to protect yourself and your family, please visit our Preventing EEE Tips page.

Recreation Commission Seeks Volunteers

The Board of Selectmen seek volunteers interested in being considered for an appointment to the town’s Recreation Commission.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest (and résumé if available/desired) to the Board of Selectmen’s Office: BMosca@TownofMaynard.net

Submissions to the Board of Selectmen’s office will be forwarded to the Recreation Commission for their consideration to endorse a candidate’s appointment.

For information on the Recreation Commission, please visit their webpage.

2019 Water Quality Report

The Maynard Water Department is committed to providing our customers with water that meets or surpasses all state and federal drinking water standards. The Maynard water system is a registered public water supply with ID#2174000. To ensure that we continue to deliver this quality product, the Water Division continues to make investments in water quality monitoring, water source protection, water mains, and the water treatment plants. We are pleased to report the results of our 2019 water testing to inform you about your drinking water.

Download the 2019 Water Quality Report or visit the DPW Water and Sewer page for more information.