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Finance Committee Meeting – Mar 30th

The Finance Committee will be meeting on Monday, March 30 at 7pm via Conference Call.

Click here for the agenda, past minutes,  and additional information related to using the Zoom teleconference system.

Questions for the Finance Committee may be emailed prior to or during the meeting to: kestabrook@townofmaynard.net.  There are two ways to join the meeting:

Legal Notice – Planning Board – Mar 24th

18-MAR-2020: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA CONFERENCE CALL

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5 and s.9, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, Soup Campbell Room, to hear all persons interested in 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 Special Permit approval for a Drive-Thru use (Bank) at the Maynard Crossings (129 Parker Street) mixed-use development.

This request is pursuant to Sections 3.0, 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 packages, the approved Concept Plan , and related materials are on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, and can be viewed during normal business hours.

Legal Notice: Zoning Board – Mar 23rd

18-MAR-2020: THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD VIA CONFERENCE CALL

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, Room 101 to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Civico Development, 199 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757, to grant three (3) Variances for the Coolidge School located 12 Bancroft Street.

The subject property is currently owned by the Town of Maynard, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA. 01754. This request is to facilitate private development of the Coolidge School. If granted, the requested Variances would:

  1. Allow an “Approval not Required” (ANR) lot division that will create a non-conforming structure. The ANR will create two parcels and must be granted by the Planning Board.
  2. Allow increased density on an undersized lot for the GR (General Residence) zoning district (12-units).
  3. Allow a reduced rear setback of less than 15 feet.

View the full legal notice for background information.

Legal Notice: Planning Board Public Hearing on Master Plan – Mar 10th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 41 s.81 D, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Soup Campbell Room, to review and adopt the 2020 Master Plan as prepared by VHB and the Master Plan Steering Committee

A copy of the draft 2020 Master Plan is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division, and the Town Clerk’s Office, and can be viewed during regular business hours .

Public Hearing: Florida Road Bridge – Feb 13th

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed bridge replacement project for the Florida Road Bridge over the Assabet River in Maynard, Massachusetts.

The hearing will take place on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 6:00 PM at the Maynard Town Building, Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room; Room 201 (195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754)

The purpose of this hearing is to inform the public of the proposed bridge replacement project and to provide an opportunity for public question and comment.  All questions and comments raised at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent practicable.

The proposed project consists of the replacement of the Florida Road Bridge over the Assabet River in the Town of Maynard. The bridge will be constructed in the same footprint as the existing span with slight deviations to allow for improvements to the roadway horizontal and vertical alignment. The width of the bridge will be increased for the new alignment, to provide wider shoulders, and to maintain two sidewalks.  There will be a full road closure with a detour for traffic, bicyclists, and pedestrians during construction.

PZRR is back on the air!

Who said planning and zoning has to be bureaucratic, monochromatic, asthmatic, systematic, autocratic or dull? Well it isn’t … at least for one hour!

Join Maynard Town Planner Bill Nemser as he fills you in on all the latest planning related news, discusses place-making trends in the Metrowest Region and presents an assortment of exciting guests all the while weaving it all into an eclectic musical tapestry of hits, misses and classics from all genres! And best of all, the infamous “Think You Know Maynard?” trivia game!

Season SIX of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling”
continues

Tuesday February 4, 2020 at 4PM!
Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

PZRR takes on the New Year with an exciting and in-depth introduction to Maynard ArtSpace’s new Executive Director: Jerry Beck!

Taking over the helm of ArtSpace after an already highly-successful career in the arts, Jerry is ready for a new adventure! Tune in to hear about the plans for ArtSpace, engaging the community and public art in Maynard!

Another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in Maynard’s dynamic efforts at sustainable community planning, economic development and environmental stewardship!

For PZRR archives visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/WAVMproductions/search?query=planning

The Planning Zoning Rock and Rolling Radio Hour was awarded the 2016 Media Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association for excellence in comprehensive coverage of a planning or development issue.

2020 Maynard Public Tree Survey

Between February and March, staff from Davey Tree will be conducting a survey of the Town’s public trees! In 2019, Maynard was awarded an Urban Forestry Grant from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to conduct a tree survey and produce a tree management plan.

The survey will include trees along public roads and streets, as well as trees on Town-owned property, including the schools and parks. Moriah Day, an Inventory Arborist Technician at Davey Tree with vast experience conducting tree inventories for municipalities, will be spending the next month collecting data on Town trees. Collection will occur Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. She will be collecting important information, such as location, size, species, condition, and risk level, which Davey Tree will use to create a database and Management Plan. The Management Plan will help the Town manage tree maintenance, identify and remove hazardous trees, and locate appropriate spots for new trees!

Interested in learning more? There will be an informative presentation by Davey Tree on February 11th, from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the Soup Campbell Room at Maynard Town Hall.

If you have any questions, feel free to Conservation Agent/Assistant Town Planner Kaitlin Young at kyoung@townofmaynard.net or 978-897-1360.

Eversource Utility Work Starting Monday, January 27th

Eversource will be starting gas utility work in the upcoming week. Starting Monday January 27th, Eversource will be updating and fixing their gas distribution system starting on Brooks Street, and continuing work on King Street, Lindberg Street, and Tremont Street.

Eversource will be excavating roadways to fix and replace the gas utility in these areas.

We ask that all residents be patient and plan accordingly.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The Town once again is accepting Christmas  trees to be recycled at  the Boys and Girls Club (located at the intersection of Great Road and Parker Street)

Please bring them to the far left corner of the parking lot until January 30, 2020.

If you  have any questions, please call Department of Public Works at dpw@townofmaynard.net or at 978-897-1317.

 

Maynard Assessors Application Filing Deadlines for FY 2020

The Maynard Assessor’s office wishes to remind taxpayers of the following deadlines for Fiscal Year 2020:

The deadline for filing abatements on Real and Personal Property taxes is Monday, February 3, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

Taxpayers that wish to apply for tax exemptions under Clause 17 Widowers/Elderly, Clause 22 Veterans, Clause 37 Blind, and Clause 41 Elderly have until Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. to file their applications. If you are filing for the first time, it is recommended that you contact the office in advance of the deadline so that all necessary documentation if filed with your application in a timely manner.

Charitable organizations are reminded to file their 3ABC Forms by Monday, March 2, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

The deadline for filing the Form of List for Personal Property subject to taxation in the in the Town of Maynard is Monday, March 2, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

All of the mentioned forms are available in the Assessor’s Office.  As always the Assessor’s office is available if you have any questions or need more information.  Please visit the Assessor’s Office page for related information.