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DPW Notice of Sidewalk Construction

Sidewalk construction is scheduled to begin the week of Monday October 29th, 2018. Construction activities include excavation, sidewalk paving and roadway paving. The Town of Maynard has contracted with Detour Construction LLC to complete the construction services. 

Locations are as follows:

  • Summer Street – Brooks Street to Apple Ridge Road
  • Great Road – Tiger Drive to Winter Street

Once construction is started, no on-street parking will be allowed until all construction activities are completed. 

As construction progress, homeowners on affected roadways may not be able to access their driveway with vehicles when crews are excavating and paving sidewalks directly adjacent to the property. Individual driveway work may take 2-3 days to complete at each location. Temporary walkways will be installed over the sidewalk while it cures to allow for pedestrian access to each property during construction. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Construction will start on Summer Street at Brooks Street the week of October 29th, and will continue through the above listed streets. Construction is scheduled to continue through the fall, weather permitting. Construction will continue in spring of 2019. 

If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at 978-897-1317 or DPW@townofmaynard.net.

Notice: Town Ordered Auction – Sherman Street

Under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 60, Section 79, the Town of Maynard, through its Tax Title Custodian, will sell at public auction on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM, the following described parcel located in Maynard, Massachusetts:

  • Sherman Street (Parcel ID: 019.0–0000–0113.A)

The parcel is 3675 square feet of vacant land.

Bidder Registration for the auction to begin at 10:30 AM at the Maynard Town Hall, 195 Main St., Maynard, MA 01754

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Open Space & Recreation Survey

Maynard is interested in hearing from you! The Town is preparing a seven year plan to guide the Town on how it should enhance its park, open space, and recreation resources while setting direction for future use, maintenance, and improvement. This means that we need your views on what the key priorities should be! Tell us your views.

Click here to complete the survey online.  For a hard copy visit Town Hall, the Library, or the Council of Aging. Please complete by: November 9th, 2018.

To find out more! Please contact Kaitlin Young, Conservation Agent/Asst. Town Planner atkyoung@townofmaynard.net

Master Plan Steering Committee at Maynard Fest this weekend

Members of the Master Plan Steering Committee will be at the Maynardfest in Downtown Maynard on Saturday, September 29 from 9AM until 3:30 PM! Stop by to say hello and learn about the Town’s Master Planning efforts, the current phase of data collection and hear about all the info available atwww.maynardmp.com

You can also provide feedback and ideas to the MPSC at a Community Meeting on October 10th at the Maynard Public library (starting at 6pm).

Early Voting for Nov 6th State Election

The Town Clerk’s office would like to remind you that registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 22, 2018  and continue through November 2nd, 2018 until 12:00 Noon.

Prior to the enactment of this law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting. Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.

Learn more about early voting in Maynard and how to register to vote in this upcoming election.

Beacon Santa Applications Available

Since 1965, Beacon Santa has helped families provide holiday gifts for their children; the fund now helps families in Maynard and 13 other communities.

The Beacon Santa Fund is a nonprofit organization administered by GateHouse Media New England, the parent company for 12 weekly papers in 15 communities.

Applications are now available in the Town Clerk’s office during regular Town Hall hours.

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Cultural Council seeks grant applications. Oct 15th deadline.

The Maynard Cultural Council announced its annual grants cycle last week, with $5,200 in total funding available for applicants who submit proposals by Oct. 15. Area residents who want to fund art, science, or humanities-focused projects will be considered.

“Maynard’s reputation as a cultural hub is growing, and we’re encouraging a wide range of projects to apply for this year’s funding,” said Council Chair Jeff Swanberg.

The funds will be divided among qualifying Massachusetts residents and organizations whose work seeks to enhance the culture of Maynard. Past projects include a music series; a children’s outdoor learning initiative; and a program to help high school students create handmade books on the subject of violence against women.

To apply by the Oct. 15 deadline, applicants should go to https://mcc.smartsimple.com/ex/ex_Apppage.jsp?token=HAwJSR8GbVheQxBa.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council awards the annual grants to local cultural councils, who disperse the money to projects of their choosing. Last year was a record year in Maynard, with 53 total applicants and 13 projects funded. The Council aims to continue the town’s strong arts tradition and bolster a broad array of culture in Maynard.

“Our job is to help talented residents promote Maynard’s diverse culture,” said Council member Brad Matthews. “So, what is Maynard’s culture to you?”

To learn more about the Cultural Council grants or to schedule an interview, e-mail Lisa Hanley at culturaldistrict@townofmaynard.net.