Pursuant to M.G.L Chapter 40, Section 8C, the Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 6:30PM via Zoom, to consider the adoption of new Conservation Land Regulations.
Please note that Town Hall will be closed on Friday, February 5 due to safety concerns while renovations are taking place.
The Town Clerk’s office reminds Maynard residents that all dogs, six months of age or older MUST be licensed by February 28, 2021.
Also note that any new dog to Town or recently acquired dog must be licensed within 30 days.
Please note that any dog licensed after February 28, 2021 will be subject to a $25.00 late fee.
Visit the Dog Licensing page for information on how to obtain the license for your dog.
The Department of Public Works through its Water and Sewer Division has the responsibility to review the Enterprise Funding Account and sustainability to provide necessary funding for the yearly operation of both water and sewer, as well as capital improvements to water and sewer infrastructure. The department is responsible to provide clean drinking water and sanitary sewer discharge for the town.
The planning process for reviewing the water and sewer rates began within the DPW in June 2020. (See the Water Resources and Rate Planning section on the DPW Water & Sewer Division page.) The initial rate recommendation was presented to the Board of Selectmen on January 5, 2021. A public hearing on the rates will commence on February 2nd at 8pm.
The Maynard Conservation Commission will hold a remote Zoom meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 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 and Regulations filed by David Marks, 10 Maple Street, Maynard, MA, for work associated with the development of a public park within the 100 foot Bordering Wetland Buffer Area at the corner of Acton St, Rockland Ave, and Route 27 (Map 5, Lot 3).
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.9 & s.15, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a REMOTE public hearing on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Christine Tree Legal, 515 Main Street, on behalf of John Morreale, Sr., owner of the subject property located at 16 Waltham Street, Maynard, MA.
The Petitioner is appealing the Building Commissioner’s Zoning Decision that use of the subject property for more than one dwelling unit is a “Non-Compliant” use which is neither protected as a Pre-Existing Nonconforming Use pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40A Sec.6, nor a use authorized by building permit and begun more than six years ago pursuant to M.G.L. c.40A Sec. 7. The Petitioner contends on both counts that the current mixed use of the premises for four dwelling units and one office unit is permitted.
A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division and can be provided via email by contacting OMS@townofMaynard.net.
The Assessing Department has conducted its Interim Revaluation for Fiscal Year 2021 of all taxable property in the Town of Maynard as required by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Your total valuation of FY2021 was determined after a complete market and cost analysis and is representative of full and fair cash value as of January 1, 2020. Certification from the Department of Revenue was received on December 2, 2020.
Fiscal Year 2021 Tax Rates:
- Residential: $20.15 per 1,000 of value
- Commercial: $26.81 per 1,000 of value
It is the mission of the Assessing Department to establish and maintain the full valuation of all real and personal property in the Town of Maynard. We pledge to deliver excellent service to the community and to assess and apportion valuation equitable and fairly throughout the town. For more information please visit the Assessing Department’s page.
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Mass. General Law Chapter 166 that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:15 PM via zoom. The petition and plan is being presented by the NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy and Verizon for the purpose of obtaining a Grant of Location to install one (1) new pole 34/3, and to relocate one (1) existing pole 34/2 Florida Road, Maynard. The Public is welcome to attend via zoom. A copy of this petition is filed with Town Clerk and Board of Selectmen.
The Department of Public works will be starting our 2021 Recycle center services with some new changes. Our Christmas tree Recycling program has been changed. We will no longer allow Christmas tree drop off at the Maynard Boys and Girls club parking lot. Our new location is consistent with our other residential Recycle center services. We will be accepting Christmas trees at our Highway Garage, located at 38 Winter street. Christmas tree drop off is only permissible on each Saturday for the month of January from 8am – noon.
We understand this change may be difficult given the year we have all faced. The Department of Public works would like to bring 2021 in the right way, we have decided to waive the $5.00 fee associated with the new Christmas tree recycling program for 2021.
Happy holidays from our family to yours!
The Recycling Drop Off Center (located at the DPW Garage on Winter Street) will be open each Saturday for the month of January from 8am – Noon for Christmas Tree recycling only.
- January 2 – (X-Mas Tree recycling only)
- January 9 – (X-Mas Tree recycling only)
- January 16 – (X-Mas Tree recycling only)
- January 23 – (X-Mas Tree recycling only)
- January 30 – (X-Mas Tree recycling only)
A New Fire Station
To complete the final phase of a multiyear endeavor to replace the Maynard Fire Station, a Special Election is scheduled for December 16, 2020.
The election contains only one ballot question, asking whether to support the construction of the station by allowing a “Debt Exclusion” to pay for the project, as was approved in the Fall Special Town Meeting:
Shall the Town of Maynard be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued in order to pay costs of construction of a fire station, including all costs incidental or related thereto? Yes / No
A Yes vote means you support funding the borrowing for the construction fire station through debt exclusion.
A No vote means you do not.
Unofficial Election Results
The Town of Maynard will be disposing of one (1) 1984 International Dump Truck VIN# 1HSZJJURXEHA69039 as surplus, to be disposed of in conformance with procedures of M.G.L Chapter 30B, and Town policy. (Click photo for larger view.)
The Maynard 150th Committee wrote a book about the history of Maynard! To commemorate the Town’s 150th anniversary in 2021, “Maynard Massachusetts: A Brief History” has just been published, and is available for sale just in time for the holidays.
As we approach the Town’s 150th birthday, it’s worth asking: How much history can be written about one small town? This book summarizes the first one hundred years, plunges into in-depth content about what has happened in the following fifty years, and includes a crystal ball peek at what might happen in the next fifty. Together, the text and images provide a frame of reference for the people of Maynard to understand where we are now and how we got there.
Cost: $22 (All proceeds go to the Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee in support of the celebration of Maynard’s 150th anniversary in 2021)
The book is available for sale at on Nason Street at Six Bridges Gallery. If you can’t get there, email Lindsayhm@gmail.com to arrange another option.
Questions? Email Lindsayhm@gmail.com