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Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Listening Session – June 22

The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program (MVP) provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to begin the process of planning for climate change resiliency and implementing priority projects.

In 2019, Maynard applied for a Planning Grant under the MVP program and was selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to complete the Community Resilience Building (CRB) Workshop to assess potential climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and to prioritize actions for enhanced short and long term community sustainability and resilience.

June 22nd at 6:00PM is the Maynard Municipal Vulnerability Listening Session, which will be held virtually on zoom and live streamed on the Town’s Facebook page.

The meeting will be a presentation of the Summary of Findings Report and offer the community a chance for two-way communication with the Town’s MVP Core Team. Continue reading Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Listening Session – June 22

Application for Outdoor Extension of Premises

Application for Outdoor Extension of Premises: Curbside and Parklets

June 15 – November 1, 2020

The Town of Maynard would like to assist businesses in increasing activity and revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the Reopening Massachusetts plan the Town of Maynard is allowing businesses to apply to use public right of way (town parking spaces or sidewalks), private property or parking lots to temporarily extend their premises.

The deadline for the first round of public right of way applications is Tuesday, June 9th at 4:00 PM. If equipment and space permits, there may be a future round of applications accepted at a later date.

Please send all applications and questions to oms@townofmaynard.net

Voter Registration Deadline for the Town Election is June 12th

REMINDER from the Town Clerk
The Voter Registration Deadline for the June 23, 2020 Annual Town Election
is Friday, June 12, 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

Lastly, if you would prefer to register in person, you may stop by the Police Department at 197 Main Street, to complete a voter registration form.

For more information visit the Town Elections page.

DPW: Recycling Center OPEN on June 13

The DPW’s June 13th Recycling Center, located at the Highway Dept. Garage on 38 Winter Street, will be open to residents. June 13th will include wood chipping, which is an addition not found on the previous released flyers.

The opening of our Recycling Center will come with strictly enforced guidelines that follow CDC recommended safety protocols for both staff and residents. All residents who participate in the Recycling Center services must only have one resident per vehicle, wear masks or face coverings, and use social distancing measures when unloading vehicles.

Public Works staff will guide and assist as needed in this process.

Please visit the Recycling Drop Off Center page for more information.

Thank you for your patience with our previous Recycling Center closings.

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.

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.

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.

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/.

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.

April 11 Recycle Center Drop Off Day Cancelled

Due to the Governors recent extension of social distancing for public health and safety, the department has decided to cancel the April 11th’s recycle center drop off day. All other dates are subject to change as the department deems necessary. Public works is an essential function to the day-to-day operations of the town, we do not want to put our residents or our staff at risk of infection which could compromise the necessary work that needs to continue to function through these unprecedented times. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.