The Department of Public Works will be conducting an emergency repair to a failed primary gate valve control on Main Street today between Mill street and Sudbury Street. This repair process will last until later this evening. Several areas will be effected with loss of water services, including the area of Main Street between Sudbury Street and Mill Street, Riverbank Street, Martin Street, Harriman Court, Spring Lane, and Pine Street. Please be patient as our crew works diligently to fix the failure.
The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 6:30PM via Zoom, relative to the filing of a Notice of Intent under the MA Wetlands Protection Act, the Maynard Wetlands Administration Bylaw and associated Regulations, and the Maynard Stormwater Management Bylaw and associated regulations, filed by Walter Eriksen, Old Bay Road LLC., 92 Middlesex Road, Unit 3, Tyngsboro, MA 01879. The proposed project includes clearing of vegetation, grading associated with utilities, and the development of five (5) single family dwellings and accessory structures within 100 feet of a bordering vegetated wetland located at Assessor’s Map #29, Lot 6 (also known as 0 Parker Street).
The test for the ballot tabulating equipment for the upcoming State and Presidential Election will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM. There has been no change in type of voting equipment used by the Town of Maynard since the last election.
Testing will be held in the Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room (Room 201) and will be available to the public via Zoom at the link below.
Meeting ID: 843 1800 3765 Passcode: 629718
Dial in: +1 646 876 9923
Starting Tuesday, October 20th and then again on Thursday, October 22nd. Indus will be conducting preventive road maintenance commonly referred to as “Crack Sealing” on the following roadways throughout Maynard. We request that all residents please refrain from parking on the road at the locations provided over the next couple days. This will allow the process to be completed in an efficient manner. Thank you!
Streets to be crack sealed include:
- Acton Street – from Waltham Street to Silver Hill Road
- Glen Drive
- Main Street – from bridge to Summer Street
- Nick Lane – from Glen Drive to Durant Avenue
- Old Mill Road
- Parker Street – from Waltham Street to Old Marlboro Road
- Sudbury Road – from Acton Town Line to Sudbury Town Line
- Waltham Street – from Main Street to Parker Street
Town Administrator Greg Johnson announces that the Town of Maynard is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for the Town Clerk position after the previous Town Clerk accepted a new role in another municipality.
For personal reasons, Town Clerk Michelle Jenkins has accepted another position and her last day in Maynard was Thursday, Oct. 8. Joanna Bilotta-Simeone was appointed by the Board of Selectmen to serve as the Temporary Town Clerk and will oversee the upcoming presidential election. Bilotta-Simeone is the Department Assistant in the town’s Office of Municipal Services (OMS), and will be able to return to that position when she finishes working as the temporary Town Clerk.
Town staff from other departments are being deployed to support the Town Clerk’s Office and ensure that the high volume of mail-in ballots are being distributed in a timely manner, and that early voting and Election Day are executed seamlessly.
“We wish Michelle the best of luck in her new role and thank her for all the work she’s done for our town and it’s residents,” Town Administrator Johnson said. “In the coming weeks, we ask for the public’s patience and understanding, and emphasize that we’re taking the necessary steps to ensure that the upcoming election is handled effectively and efficiently.”
The full-time Town Clerk’s duties include administrative and supervisory responsibility for the administration of federal, state and local statutes; maintenance of official municipal records; and the administration of fair and accurate federal, state and local elections; as well as training and direct supervision of the Assistant Town Clerk. Other responsibilities include recording and certifying the proceedings of all town meetings, overseeing the annual town census, voter registration, vital records, issuance of various licenses and permits, preparing annual budgets for the Town Clerk’s office.
As of October 6th the 2020 Census is 99.7% complete and Census Bureau is committed to a complete and accurate count. The Town of Maynard is urging every household to respond when a census taker visits or to respond online at 2020Census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020, or by mail.
Learn more about the census and how to avoid census scams:
- Responding to the Census
- Impact of the Census on Our Community
- Avoiding Census Fraud and Scams
- How to Avoid Census Scams (from the Mass. Senior Medicare Patrol Program)
Stay up-to-date on the 2020 Census. View the latest 2020 Census news.
UPDATE: 8-Oct, 4pm: Maynard Department of Public Works water division has completed the scheduled water main repair in the area of McKinley Street.
NOTE: Residents in the area may might be experiencing discolored water. When you turn your water on, please let it run before using.
The DPW has announced that on October 10th the Recycling Drop-off Center will be open to residents. The town will hold a shredding day at the same time. This will be only one of the year.
Our recycle center, located at the Highway Garage on 38 Winter Street, will come with strictly enforced guidelines that follow CDC recommended safety protocols for both staff and residents. All residents who participate in the recycle center services, must only have one resident per vehicle, wear masks or face coverings, and please remain in your vehicle. Public works staff will guide and assist as needed in this process.
Please visit the Recycling Drop Off Center Information page for fees and additional details on the center and the safety protocols that will be in place.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions and the increased demands for the upcoming 2020 fall elections, the Town Clerk’s Office will suspend the filing of Marriage Intentions from: October 1 through November 6.
We apologize for the inconvenience during these uncertain times.
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a remote public hearing via Zoom on Monday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by the Assabet Co-op Market, 54 Main Street, Suite 205, Maynard MA 01754.
The subject property, 2-6 Powder Mill Road, is located within the Business District and is a legal non-conforming structure. Consistent with Section 5.1.3 of Maynard Zoning By-laws, the petitioner is requesting a Special Permit to reconstruct the existing non-conforming building and parking area on site, for the purpose of constructing a retail market.
The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:30PM via Zoom, relative to the filing of a Notice of Intent under the MA Wetlands Protection Act and the Maynard Wetlands Administration Bylaw, filed by the Town of Maynard, 195 Main Street, Maynard MA. The proposed project includes the redevelopment of the Thomas Street Conservation Commission property (Map 14 Lot 57) to include a small parking area, picnic tables, and invasive vegetation removal at a proposed riverfront viewing area/park within the Riverfront Area, floodplain, and within the 100 foot buffer of the bordering vegetated wetland .