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Roadway Construction Notices

Roadway construction is scheduled to begin the week of Monday October 15th. Construction activities include excavation, sewer pipe installation, manhole repair and roadway paving. The Town of Maynard has contracted with N. Granese & Sons, Inc to complete the roadway and sewer construction services.

UPDATE 5-Dec-2018: Please be advised, the 129 Parker Street Downstream Sewer Project is progressing and construction will move onto Parker Street/Route 27 beginning Monday 12/10/2018.  We will be replacing large sections of sewer main that are located at the centerline of the roadway. We will work as quickly as possible through this area, but due to the location of the pipe in the roadway, both lanes of traffic will be closed during active construction. Parker Street/Route 27 between Walnut Street and Great Road will be closed to thru traffic from 7:00AM-3:00PM during construction. Residents and patrons of local businesses (Butler Lumber & The Corner Store) will be able to access their properties. Public Works is working together with the Police Department to identify and post detour signs and informational message boards ahead of the construction on Parker Street/Route 27. The School Department has been notified and is working with Dee Bus services on route modifications. We anticipate the construction on Parker Street/Route 27 to take three weeks, weather dependent.

Other locations are as follows:

  • Powder Mill Road
  • Hayes Street
  • Harrison Street
  • Parker Street
  • Burns Court
  • Old Marlboro Road
  • Waltham Street
  • McKinley Street

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

Construction will start on Powder Mill Road the week of October 15th, and will continue through the above listed streets. Construction is scheduled to continue through January, weather permitting.

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

NOTICES: Blasting and West Nile detection

The Fire Department would like to inform residents and business owners that A-1 Drilling and Blasting out of Uxbridge, MA has been fully permitted and will be blasting at the 129 Parker Street site tomorrow, September 21st.  Fire Department personnel will be onsite from 7am until completion, with blasting estimated to occur between 1pm and 3pm.  Another blasting day is also being planned for next week and we will share the specifics with everyone as it becomes available.

The Board of Health has been notified by the state that one of the mosquitos in our samplings has tested positive for West Nile Virus. While there are no human cases confirmed in Maynard, we are urging residents to take all the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten.  Precautionary information can be found on our Public Health page.