Category Archives: General Information

Absentee Ballots available for May 7th Town Election

Absentee ballots are now available for the Annual Town Election on May 7, 2019. Applications are available from the Town Clerks’ Office, 195 Main Street, Town Hall Building, Maynard, MA. 01754.

Voters who are unable to vote on election day because of physical disability, religious beliefs or travel may vote by absentee ballot. State law limits the availability of absentee ballots to the three listed circumstances only. Absentee ballots are not available for mere inconvenience, or because of ordinary commuting-related difficulties. 

If you will be absent from Maynard for an extended period of time, you may submit a single application for all elections occurring within the calendar year the application is accepted.

You may vote at the Town Clerk’s Office before the Annual Town Election at a time arranged with the Town Clerk, or you may request to vote by mail.  Be sure to apply early.  Include on the application your name and address as registered, the address you wish the ballot to be mailed and  your own signature.

You must apply for an absentee ballot by 12:00 noon on Monday, May 6, 2019

If you have any questions regarding absentee voting, please call the Town Clerks’ Office at 978-897-1300.

Town of Maynard Encourages Residents to do their Civic “Doody” by Scooping the Poop

Maynard officials are reminding residents of their civic “doody” to scoop the poop in public areas and in their yards.

“Pet waste is more than a smelly nuisance. It can make people sick and pollute our local waterways,” says Kaitlin Young, Maynard’s Conservation Agent and Assistant Town Planner. “That’s why we’re asking dog owners to not only pick up after their pets, but to place their pet waste bags in a trash can.”

Scooping up pet waste in public areas is important for keeping Maynard clean and inviting to both residents and visitors. But it’s just as important to properly dispose of your pet waste too. When you walk your dog, make sure to carry a plastic bag with you. That way, you can pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly by throwing it in a trash can.

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Disabled and Elderly Property Tax Relief Fund Committee Seeks Members

A new committee is forming to manage the Disabled and Elderly Property Tax Relief Fund.

The committee will be made up of the Chairperson of the Board of Assessors, the Town Treasurer, and three residents appointed by the Select Board.  The purpose of the Committee is to carry out the provisions of MGL c 60 s 3D to provide aid to elderly and disabled persons of low income to defray real estate taxes.

If you would like to serve on this committee please send a brief email stating your background and why you would be interested to: ckane@townofmaynard.net

The Board of Assessors is seeking a new member

The Town of Maynard is seeking a Maynard residents to serve as members of the Maynard Board of Assessors.  The Board of Assessors consists of three members, each serving for a three year term.  They are responsible for working with the Town’s Chief Assessor in carrying out the state’s requirements which establishes fair market value of real and personal property for tax purposes and many other assessing requirements.  The Board must follow state laws and guidelines.  Board members must obtain state certification from the Department of Revenue for the purpose of voting authority as a member of the board.    The board meets when necessary which is usually six to seven times a year.  This is a volunteer position.   Interested applicants can submit a letter of interest, detailing relevant qualifications and a resume to:  Board of Selectman, c/o Town Administrator Greg Johnson, 195 Main St, Maynard MA 01754 or email at gjohnson@townofmaynard.net

Public Hearing: 110 Grill License – May 5th

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 138, as amended, that a Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:10 p.m. in the Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building on the application for a New Retail Restaurant License on premise for All Alcohol Beverages as a Common Victualler license for 110 Grill MC Maynard LLC d/b/a 110 Grill at 9 Digital Way, Maynard, MA. Manager will be Gene Ryan. Copy of application is on file in the Office of the Selectmen.

Voter Registration Deadline for Annual Town Election – Apr 17th

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 is the deadline to register to vote in the Annual Town Election on May 7, 2019.

The Town Clerks’ Office will be open that day from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. to register to vote.

Voter registration forms must be received by the Board of Registrars or postmarked on or before the deadline for the election or town meeting.

If you have any questions regarding voter registration, or changing party enrollment, please call the Town Clerk: 978-897-1300.

Legal Notice: Planning Board – Greenstar Herbals – May 14th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, Soup Campbell Room, to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Thomas Morey, President, Greenstar Herbals, Inc., 310 Flagg Hill Road, Boxborough, MA 01719.

Consistent with Sections 3.0, 7.9, 9.4.6 and 10.4 of the Zoning By-laws, and the Planning Board Rules and Regulations, the petitioner is requesting a Special Permit to operate a marijuana retail establishment in the Central Business zoning district at 24 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services, Planning Division and can be viewed during normal business hours.   (The application package and other background information can be found on the Marijuana Commerce Information page.

PZRR Season FIVE – April 2, 4pm on WAVM

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!

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.

Season Five of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” continues Tuesday March 19th  at 4PM! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

PZRR is talkin’ economics, thinking local and Maynard’s business environment!

Benjamin DeMott – Chair of the “Sesquicentennial Steering Committee”, is today’s guest. Ready for a party? In 2021, Maynard has its 150th birthday, and this Committee is doing the prep work! With the build-up to the big day, there is an awful lot going on! Ben will discuss what’s in store, why this is such an important anniversary for Maynard and how you can get involved!

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