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2020 Annual Town Meeting Changes – June 13th

Updated 26-May: To assure sufficient and safe space for attendees and workers, the June 13th Annual Town Meeting has been moved to the Mill & Main Parking lot off of Sudbury Street at 1:30pm.

The June 13th Town Meeting will be conducted “Drive-In Style“.   Please click here to review how the meeting will be conducted and how you will register, how you will hear the articles and discussions, and how votes will be take.

For more information please visit the Town Meeting page.

Bulk Item Pickup is back … in phases

Update – Effective June 1st E.L Harvey will commence Bulk / Large Item pick-up in a two phased process. June 1st all item that weigh less than 39 pounds or up to three feet long will be collected only if $14 worth of sticker tags is attached, with the exception of mattresses and couches. Pickup for those items will commence on June 15th. For more information, please contact E.L Harvey at 800-321-3002.

Please visit the DPW’s Solid Waste and Recycling page for more information.

Town Meeting Voter Registration Deadline – June 13th

Voter Registration Deadline for the June 13, 2020 Annual Town Meeting is May 22, 2020.

In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver’s license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation.

Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.

If you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form by using the following link: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/Voter-reg-mail-in.pdf

Click here for more information on Town Meeting.

MPD: Beware of Scams

The Maynard Police Department would like to remind our community to be vigilant of scams. Unfortunately, there has been an uptick in the area of a common scam where a fake attorney contacts a family member, often a senior citizen stating a child, or grandchild has been arrested or involved in an accident. These scammers will then request a large sum of money to bail, or secure release of this person.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be an attorney or bail-bondsman please contact the Maynard Police Department, and we will assist you in sorting out the matter.

Legal Notice: Planning Board Hearing on ZBL Amendments – May 26

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via Remote Meeting to consider recommending approval of amendments to the Maynard Protective Zoning By- laws to the June 13, 2020 Town Meeting. The proposed amendments consist of replacing all references within the Zoning By-laws from “Board of Selectmen” to “Select Board”.  This amendment would also apply to abbreviated references as well changing “BOS” to “SB” throughout the Zoning By-laws.

The Planning Board is the sponsor of this article. A copy of the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division and the Town Clerk’s Office, and can be found on the Town website, or by contacting 978-897-1302.

Note: This hearing was rescheduled from an original hearing date of May 19th.

Planning Board to Resume Public Hearings on May 26, 2020

The Planning Board Chair has determined public hearings will resume remotely. All previously continued public hearings are hereby scheduled for the May 26, 2020 meeting. If desired, applicants may request an additional continuance to a future date at the May 26 meeting.

On April 28, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s restriction on public gatherings, the Planning Board suspended and continued all public hearings. The Chair and board were concerned that adequate public participation was not possible utilizing remote technology.

After several adjustments and the successful implementation of remote video and audio, the Chair believes the Planning Board can ensure adequate public participation.

Please visit the Planning Division page for details on how Planning Board hearings will be held remotely.

Yard Waste Curbside Collection Week – May 18 – 22

Please place leaves, grass, wood chips and all other easily raked material in biodegradable paper bags curbside by 7:00am on your normal trash pickup day.

Brush (3” x 3’ or smaller) is no longer picked up at curbside. (Watch for chipping days at the Recycling Drop-Off Center.)

Please note that due to different volumes of yard waste pickup may be delayed slightly.  We appreciate your patience.

Thank you!!

Legal Notice: School Committee Budget Hearing – May 28th

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL COMMITTEE BUDGET HEARING FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

The Maynard School Committee will hold a VIRTUAL Public Hearing on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

This meeting is being held remotely in accordance with the Governor of Massachusetts’ March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law G.L. c. 30A, Section 20. The public will be able to access the meeting via live stream.

The meeting topic is the School Committee Budget for the School Year 2020- 2021, consistent with the provisions of Chapter 71, Section 38N of the Massachusetts General Laws.

All interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard.  A copy of the budget and information about how to access the meeting can be found at https://bit.ly/2ze7ydO.
The Public Hearing will be followed by the regular School Committee meeting

Legal Notice: Public Hearing GreenStar Herbals – June 2nd

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94G, and section 3, as amended, that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7:10 p.m. in the Fowler School Auditorium at the 3 Tiger Drive, Maynard on the application for a New Retail License for a Marijuana Establishment as a Retail Off Premise license for GreenStar Herbals, Inc. d/b/a GreenStar Herbals, 22-24 Main Street Maynard, MA. Manager will be Napoleon Brito. Copy of the application is on file in the Office of the Selectmen. For the most timely information and any revisions, view the Meeting Notice posted for each meeting on the Town website: https://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/.

2020 Annual Town Election

The Board of Selectmen have voted to change the date of the Annual Election from Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  It was also voted that for the Annual Town Election ONLY that all Maynard voters will vote at the Fowler Middle School, 3 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754.  The polling hours will be 7:00AM until 8:00PM.

The Massachusetts Senate has voted that for an election held on or before June 30, 2020 any person taking precaution related to COVID-19 in response to a declared state of emergency or from guidance from a medical professional, local or state health official, are able to vote by Early Ballot.  Click here to obtain an early ballot application. (Allow ample time for the application and receipt of the ballot.)

18-Jun: Just a friendly reminder that all Early Voted/Absentee Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by 8:00PM on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in order to be counted.  You may either mail them or put them in the drop box outside of the Town Hall.

The Senate has also voted that the voter registration deadline will be 10 days prior to the election which was Friday, June 12, 2020.

Please visit the Town Election page for additional information on elections in Maynard.

Aerial Application to Control Mosquito Larvae

Weather conditions have pushed this application from  April 21 – 29 to April 29 – May 8.

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over large wetland areas in Maynard.  Wetlands currently being evaluated for this application are located near George Rd., Old Marlboro Rd. and Rockland Ave.

The application will be conducted between April 29 and May 8. The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low directly over the wetlands. Residents do not need to take any special precautions for this application.

The material to be applied Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis) is a natural bacterium found in soil. The EPA classifies Bti as a relatively non-toxic pesticide. Bti is considered a target selective and environmentally compatible pesticide that affects mosquito larvae and a few closely related aquatic insects in the fly family. Once applied Bti stays suspended in water for 24 to 48 hours and then biodegrades as it settles to the bottom. The product name of the Bti is VectoBac GS (EPA Reg. #73049-10).

For further information contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.