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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.

Conservation Commission Suspending Public Hearings

Update: As of 13-May the Planning Board has resumed public hearings.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chairs of the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board have determined all public hearings would be continued until the first scheduled Board/Committee meeting after the Governor’s State of Emergency, declared on March 10, 2020, is lifted. The Chairs have concluded that due to the inability to ensure members of the public would be able to participate in “virtually hosted” public hearings, continuances are warranted. This is consistent with the provisions of Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020 §17 and time periods applicable to applications will be tolled in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

If you have further questions please contact via email at (Town Planner) or (Conservation Agent/Assistant Planner) or leave a voicemail at 978-897-1302.

We appreciate your patience in this most unusual and ever evolving situation.

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.

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:  There are two ways to join the meeting:

Legal Notice: Planning Board Hearing – April 14th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m to hear all persons interested in the petition filed by SBA Monarch Towers I, LLC, 8051 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33487. As a Covid-19/Coronavirus prevention measure, this hearing will be conducted as a remote meeting.

  • To participate, call the meeting conference line: 712-432-3447. Conference ID: 342211.
  • All meeting materials can be accessed at:
  • Materials can be emailed by contacting:
  • Questions for the Board during the meeting can be emailed to:

The petitioner is requesting a two year renewal for the current Telecommunications Special Permit per Section 7.5 of the Zoning By-Laws, for the existing tower located at 129 Acton Street, Maynard, MA 01754.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division, and can be accessed as detailed above or by contacting

Legal Notice – Planning Board – Mar 24th


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


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 .

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”

Tuesday February 4, 2020 at 4PM!
Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at

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:

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.

Winter Storm Information

The Public Emergency Information Line is active.  You can call 978-897-1332 for information about town services during the storm.

A large winter storm has finally stopped in the Maynard area. Please continue to avoid parking on the streets so that the final snow plowing operations can proceed smoothly.

The Storm Updates page also provides information from a variety of sources regarding public safety during the storm.   Check the page for the latest updates.

Please check the Winter Storm Preparation and Cold Weather pages for valuable information to protect you and your property.

The Maynard Fire Department reminds everyone that seconds count when there is a fire.  Keeping hydrants shoveled out and clear can mean the difference between life and death should a fire break out near you.