Category Archives: General Information

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

In an effort to ensure home security and provide rental assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Affordable Housing Trust is pleased to share with Maynard residents a new Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides temporary, monthly rental assistance in the form of a grant to eligible households who have had a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This program is funded by the Maynard Affordable Housing Trust

The Town is Now Accepting Applications

Program details in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese can be found here

Applications in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese can be found here

Legal Notice: Conservation Commission Hearing: 10 Mill St – Aug 11

The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote Zoom meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:30PM, relative to the filing of a Request for Determination of Applicability under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Maynard Wetlands Administration Bylaw filed by the Stonebridge Narrows Condominium Association of 10 Mill Street, Maynard, MA, for pavement patching, crack sealing, seal coating, and line striping within the Riverfront Area at 10 Mill Street.

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Legal Notice: Planning Board Zoning Bylaw Public Hearing – Aug 11

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to consider recommending approval of an amendment to the Maynard Protective Zoning By- laws to the October 5, 2020 Special Town Meeting.  The proposed amendment consists of the following:

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Maynard Zoning Map to reflect an amendment to the Water Supply Protection District Map dated March 2017 to include the parcels (or portions thereof) as noted on Assessors Map 28, Lot 1; Map 23,  Lot 12; Map 24, Lot 14; Map 24, Lot 15; Map 25, Lot 152.1; Map 25, Lot 152.2; and Map 25, 152.3 and which includes a new well source, known as Well 4A, as shown on the Amended Map dated July, 2020 and which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk Office.

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Seeking members for Housing Production Plan Advisory Group

Interested in helping Maynard plan its future housing? Join the Housing Production Plan Advisory Group!

The five-year update is underway with the help of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). We are looking for eight advisory group members to help update our plan based on Maynard’s needs, vision and capabilities.

Interested in becoming involved? Contact Bill Nemser at bnemser@townofmaynard.net

DPW Tree Resource Management Plan

The Department of Public Works has released its Tree Resource Management Plan and it is available for download on the DPW Parks Division page or right here.

The Town of Maynard Tree Resource Management Plan, written by Davey Resource Group Inc. “DRG”, focuses on quantifying the benefits provided by the inventoried tree resource and addressing its maintenance needs. DRG completed a tree inventory for the Town of Maynard in February 2020. DRG analyzed this inventory data to understand the structure of Maynard’s inventoried tree resource and to recommend a prioritized maintenance schedule for future tree care. DRG also estimated the economic values of the various environmental benefits provided by Maynard’s inventoried tree resource by analyzing inventory data with i-Tree Eco.

Legal Notice: Planning Board Hearing on Zoning Bylaw amendments – Aug 11th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to consider recommending approval of amendments to the Maynard Protective Zoning By- laws to the October 5, 2020 Special Town Meeting.

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Legal Notice: Planning Board Rules and Regulations – Aug 25th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public meeting remotely to consider adopting revisions to the Planning Board Rules and Regulations including applications and fee schedule, on August 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

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Parks, Fields and Playgrounds are OPEN

Updated July 10, 2020, all Town of Maynard public parks, including athletic courts, athletic fields and playground areas are opened for use with the following restrictions. All visitors must adhere to the following listed guidelines. The Town of Maynard or School Department may approve applications for the permitted-use of fields. Approved-permit holders will have exclusive use of the fields during their allotted times. Walk-on activities are not allowed at the same time as permitted-use.

Please continue reading for rules and regulations in place for this Phase 3 re-opening.

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Tips for Preventing EEE

Town Administrator Greg Johnson and the Maynard Public Health Staff would like to provide residents with safety tips to prevent the transmission of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus during the warmest summer months.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), since the virus was first identified in Massachusetts in 1938, just over 110 cases have occurred. Outbreaks of EEE usually occur in Massachusetts every 10-20 years and these outbreaks will typically last two to three years. The DPH reports that the most recent outbreak began in 2019 and 12 cases and six fatalities occurred during the year. The 2020 season is expected to be another high-risk year.

EEE is a rare but serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. While EEE can infect people of all ages, people under 15 or over 50 years of age are at the greatest risk for serious illness.

Although getting EEE is rare, if contracted, the effects can be dangerous or even deadly,” Johnson said. “To ensure safety this summer, take extra care and precaution during times when these pests are most prevalent, including dusk and dawn.

To learn more about EEE and how to protect yourself and your family, please visit our Preventing EEE Tips page.

Recreation Commission Seeks Volunteers

The Board of Selectmen seek volunteers interested in being considered for an appointment to the town’s Recreation Commission.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest (and résumé if available/desired) to the Board of Selectmen’s Office: BMosca@TownofMaynard.net

Submissions to the Board of Selectmen’s office will be forwarded to the Recreation Commission for their consideration to endorse a candidate’s appointment.

For information on the Recreation Commission, please visit their webpage.