Category Archives: General Information

DPW: Recycling Center OPEN on June 13

The DPW’s June 13th Recycling Center, located at the Highway Dept. Garage on 38 Winter Street, will be open to residents. June 13th will include wood chipping, which is an addition not found on the previous released flyers.

The opening of our Recycling Center will come with strictly enforced guidelines that follow CDC recommended safety protocols for both staff and residents. All residents who participate in the Recycling Center services must only have one resident per vehicle, wear masks or face coverings, and use social distancing measures when unloading vehicles.

Public Works staff will guide and assist as needed in this process.

Please visit the Recycling Drop Off Center page for more information.

Thank you for your patience with our previous Recycling Center closings.

Bulk Item Pickup is back … in phases

Update – Effective June 1st E.L Harvey will commence Bulk / Large Item pick-up in a two phased process. June 1st all item that weigh less than 39 pounds or up to three feet long will be collected only if $14 worth of sticker tags is attached, with the exception of mattresses and couches. Pickup for those items will commence on June 15th. For more information, please contact E.L Harvey at 800-321-3002.

Please visit the DPW’s Solid Waste and Recycling page for more information.

Town Meeting Voter Registration Deadline – June 13th

Voter Registration Deadline for the June 13, 2020 Annual Town Meeting is May 22, 2020.

In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver’s license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation.

Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.

If you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form by using the following link: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/Voter-reg-mail-in.pdf

Click here for more information on Town Meeting.

MPD: Beware of Scams

The Maynard Police Department would like to remind our community to be vigilant of scams. Unfortunately, there has been an uptick in the area of a common scam where a fake attorney contacts a family member, often a senior citizen stating a child, or grandchild has been arrested or involved in an accident. These scammers will then request a large sum of money to bail, or secure release of this person.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be an attorney or bail-bondsman please contact the Maynard Police Department, and we will assist you in sorting out the matter.

Legal Notice: Planning Board Hearing on ZBL Amendments – May 26

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via Remote Meeting to consider recommending approval of amendments to the Maynard Protective Zoning By- laws to the June 13, 2020 Town Meeting. The proposed amendments consist of replacing all references within the Zoning By-laws from “Board of Selectmen” to “Select Board”.  This amendment would also apply to abbreviated references as well changing “BOS” to “SB” throughout the Zoning By-laws.

The Planning Board is the sponsor of this article. A copy of the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division and the Town Clerk’s Office, and can be found on the Town website, or by contacting 978-897-1302.

Note: This hearing was rescheduled from an original hearing date of May 19th.

Hydrant Flushing – Old Marlborough Road / Tobin Drive Area

The Department of Public Works through their Water and Sewer Division will be conducting an isolated hydrant main flushing of the water system in the areas of Old Marlborough Road & Tobin Drive areas of the town, this process will be conducted in the evening hours, and will continue for the next couple weeks. This process typically causes low water pressure.

We thank you for patience as we conduct regular maintenance of your utility.

Click here to learn more about the program and what you need to do as a home or business owner when flushing is occurring in your area.

Planning Board to Resume Public Hearings on May 26, 2020

The Planning Board Chair has determined public hearings will resume remotely. All previously continued public hearings are hereby scheduled for the May 26, 2020 meeting. If desired, applicants may request an additional continuance to a future date at the May 26 meeting.

On April 28, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s restriction on public gatherings, the Planning Board suspended and continued all public hearings. The Chair and board were concerned that adequate public participation was not possible utilizing remote technology.

After several adjustments and the successful implementation of remote video and audio, the Chair believes the Planning Board can ensure adequate public participation.

Please visit the Planning Division page for details on how Planning Board hearings will be held remotely.

Yard Waste Curbside Collection Week – May 18 – 22

Please place leaves, grass, wood chips and all other easily raked material in biodegradable paper bags curbside by 7:00am on your normal trash pickup day.

Brush (3” x 3’ or smaller) is no longer picked up at curbside. (Watch for chipping days at the Recycling Drop-Off Center.)

Please note that due to different volumes of yard waste pickup may be delayed slightly.  We appreciate your patience.

Thank you!!

Legal Notice: School Committee Budget Hearing – May 28th

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL COMMITTEE BUDGET HEARING FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

The Maynard School Committee will hold a VIRTUAL Public Hearing on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

This meeting is being held remotely in accordance with the Governor of Massachusetts’ March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law G.L. c. 30A, Section 20. The public will be able to access the meeting via live stream.

The meeting topic is the School Committee Budget for the School Year 2020- 2021, consistent with the provisions of Chapter 71, Section 38N of the Massachusetts General Laws.

All interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard.  A copy of the budget and information about how to access the meeting can be found at https://bit.ly/2ze7ydO.
The Public Hearing will be followed by the regular School Committee meeting