The Town Administrator’s Office is seeking volunteers to be considered for an appointment by the Board of Selectmen to the town’s official Capital Planning Committee.
The committee is meant to help the town assess its needs and fiscal capabilities regarding capital planning. Per Town By-Laws, the committee is composed of five (5) members. They would work closely with the Town Administrator’s Office, the Finance Director, and all town departments, and meet regularly to develop a capital improvement plan to submit as part of the overall town budget.
For more information on the tasks of the committee, please see the Town Charter’s Section 6-7.
For the next part of the Town’s stormwater public education initiative, Maynard officials are reminding residents to avoid blowing yard waste like grass clippings and leaf litter into the streets, storm drains, wetlands, and other water bodies.
As the weather gets warmer and more people are working in their yards, it is important to understand the stormwater problems associated with yard work. “If you blow or sweep your grass clippings or leaf litter into the street, it eventually gets into our streams, wetlands, and even the Assabet River” says Kaitlin Young, Maynard’s Conservation Agent and Assistant Town Planner. “This can have a devastating effect on water quality and the overall ecosystem, and can even cause flooding issues.”
The Maynard Honeybee Meadow at Artspace has a new queen bee! A naming ceremony be will be held on Sunday, June 9th at 10:00 AM at the Honeybee Meadow, 63 Summer Street, Maynard. If you have a name suggestion, please put it in the comments here.
The meadow was started in 2017 by a local beekeeper and a local artist, and is supported by many pollinator-loving artists and citizens who want to maintain a beautiful and safe space for people to observe and learn about bees while enjoying art.
As part of the Town’s stormwater public education initiative, Maynard officials are reminding residents of the harmful effects fertilizer can have on water quality.
It’s hard to imagine that a green, flourishing lawn could pose a threat to the environment, but the fertilizers you apply to your lawn are potential pollutants! “If you use too much fertilizer in your lawn or garden, rain can wash it into our streams, wetlands, and even the Assabet River” says Kaitlin Young, Maynard’s Conservation Agent and Assistant Town Planner. “This can have a devastating effect on water quality and the overall ecosystem.”
The Town is accepting interested applicants for consideration to be appointed by a Joint Meeting of the School Committee and Board of Selectmen to fill a recent vacancy on the School Committee for a term to expire June 30, 2020.
Purchase Online by Thurs May 30th & Pick Up in Maynard the Evening of Thurs. June 6th
The Maynard Community Gardeners is partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Co (TGARB) based in Hyde Park, MA to promote and distribute re-purposed, BPA-free, food grade plastic resin barrels that are modified to be used as rain barrels. Click here for more information.
Spring Yard Waste Pickup Week is underway from May 6th thru May 10th. Please have all easily-raked material in biodegradable bags curbside by 7:00am on your regular pickup day this week.
For larger brush disposal, residential chipping will be offered at the next Recycling Drop Off Day at the Winter Street DPW garage this Saturday, May 11th from 8am to noon. Fees are $10 per car or truckload, payable by debit card, credit card or check made payable to: “Town of Maynard”. Please note this service is offered only to residents – no commercial landscaping loads will be accepted.
If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at 978-897-1317 or DPW@townofmaynard.net