Category Archives: General Information

Level 2 Water Restrictions Now In Effect

DPW – Update. Effective August 1st , 2022.  The Town of Maynard is issuing a mandatory Level 2 Water Use Restriction: Non-Essential Outdoor Water Use is prohibited at all times.

Given the recent Declaration of Level 3 – Critical Drought issued by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the State of Massachusetts, as well as the Town of Maynard’s water utility capacity constraints. The Department of Public Works Water Division is unable to operate our water utility to meet the current peak hour demand. Our water storage tanks are indicating a net loss daily with all three water treatment production facilities working at maximum production capabilities twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Implementation of the Level 2 Water use Restriction will alleviate peak demand stress and should ensure that the Town of Maynard can continue to provide essential public drinking water use for its customers.

Under Level 2 Water Use Restrictions, non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited at all times. The restriction allows the Town’s water system that is trying to meet peak demand to provide essential services and ensure an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection. 

Examples of nonessential outdoor water uses include but not limited to:

  • Uses that are not required for health or safety reasons.
  • Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems.
  • Washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for
    operator safety; and
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary
    to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.\

Example of acceptable outdoor water use includes:

  • Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9 am and after 5 pm.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call the DPW Office at 978-897-1317.

For more information, please visit the DPW Water Restrictions page.

Green Meadow MSBA Submission

The Green Meadow Elementary School project team has submitted its second MSBA submission!  This submission is called the Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) and it advances the initial existing conditions verification, educational visioning & programming and Owner / Community coordination into multiple design alternatives, shows MSBA the design alternative evaluation process taken by the project team, and highlights which design alternative was ultimately selected at the end of the process.

Below is a link to a Google Drive folder that contains the previous Preliminary Design Program (PDP) submission as well as the recent PSR submission.  As always, we thank you very much for your attention to the project, and we’ll continue to keep you informed as the project moves along the MSBA process!

GMES Google Drive Link

Hometown Heroes Program Accepting Applications

Through the efforts of the Hometown Heroes Committee, the Town of Maynard launched a program in 2019 called “Hometown Heroes.” The objective of the Hometown Heroes is to create banners that will be hung in Maynard honoring Maynard Veterans and Active-Duty military men and women.

The Hometown Heroes banner program has started Phase 2 and is accepting applications for banners. Any Maynard-based Veteran, whether native or new resident, is welcome to be part of the Hometown Heroes Program.   Please click here to visit the Phase 2 Application page to learn more about the program and obtain an application form.

The cut-off date for ordering Hometown Heroes banner for Phase II will end as of July 1st, 2022. We want to place the order for all the banners we’ve received in soon after July 1st so they can be displayed for at least part of this year – they will be up until after Veterans Day. They will go up again next May. If you have any questions, please email kim.lalli@comcast.net  The order forms are online as well at the Town Hall and Library.  We will begin to take orders again at the end of this year for the next batch.

Annual Town Meeting – Saturday, June 11 at 9am

The Maynard Select Board endorsed the proposal by Town Moderator Dick Downey to move the date, time and location of the Annual Town Meeting to Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 9:00am at the Fowler Middle School parking lot.

Due to the recent increase in COVID cases in Middlesex County and Maynard, the Maynard Board Of Health has recommended another outdoor Town Meeting.  As a result, the Town Moderator made the decision to postpone the May 16th Annual Town Meeting.

Green Meadow School Building Project Selects Design Alternative

At the May 24th Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee meeting, the Building Committee voted to select Design Alternative #7 as the preferred design alternative out of the seven studied.

As the design process continues there will naturally be slight modifications to the building and site design.  But big-picture, Design Alternative #7 is the design scheme the Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee will be moving along with, and they’re excited to keep the community informed and continue to welcome community input as the design process continues.

For more information please visit the Green Meadow School Building Project page.

Green Meadow Elementary School Feasibility Study Community Survey

The Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee would like to hear the community’s
feedback on the 7 design alternatives currently being evaluated for the Green Meadow Elementary School Feasibility Study.

The 7 design alternatives are located on the Project Facebook page.

In the survey we are simply asking for community feedback on each design alternative around Floor Plan Layout, Site Plan Layout, and other aspects.

Click here to take the survey.

Green Meadow School Community Forum #2 – May 17

Join us on May 17th at 7pm on Zoom for a community meeting to learn about and share your thoughts on a new or renovated school project!  Hosted by the Green Meadow School Building Committee.

Topics of Discussion include:

  • Project Schedule
  • Building & Site Design Options
  • Community Feedback

Download the flyer

Join Zoom Meeting on Internet: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82244194197
Passcode: maynard
… or by phone 1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 822 4419 4197; Passcode: 8020525