Category Archives: Participate

Marijuana Regulations – Feedback Requested

The Board of Selectmen is considering updates to the rules and regulations for Marijuana Retailers as well as the rules and regulations for Marijuana Cultivators, Manufacturers, and Testing Facilities. The Board of Selectmen reviewed potential changes to both documents during their 8/6/19 meeting, and they plan to continue their discussion at their 8/27/19 meeting. Please find the relevant information for review below. Continue reading Marijuana Regulations – Feedback Requested

Minimum Property Maintenance Bylaw Feedback Requested

The Town is completing its draft for the proposed Minimum Property Maintenance By-law to be considered by the Special Town Meeting of October 28th, 2019.

This proposed By-law, originated with the Maynard Economic Development Committee and was requested by various Town Boards, Committees, local businesses, property owners, residents, as well as Town staff. The intent is to provide the Town with tools to address the sub-standard physical condition of some commercial properties throughout Maynard.

The EDC is requesting public input on the proposed By-law. Also included for convenience is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which should be read before the draft text:

A public input session is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 29th at 6:30pm in the Board of Selectmen Meeting Room.

Because of our Special Town Meeting deadline, all feedback must be received by August 18th at 5:00pm. Please provide all feedback via email to bnemser@townofmaynard.net.

Special Town Meeting – October 28th

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their June 18, 2019 meeting voted:  “To set the date and time of a Special Town Meeting (STM) as 7:00 PM on Monday, October 28, 2019, and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium at 3 Tiger Drive as the location for this Special Town Meeting.”  Accordingly, the deadline for submittal of Citizens Petition Warrant Articles to the Board of Selectmen is 12:00 noon Friday, September 13, 2019.

Citizen’s petition must be submitted with the question presented at the top of each side of the signature page. They must be submitted to the Town Clerks Office and certified by the Town Clerk in order to be included on the warrant.

STM Warrant will be available at Town Hall on October 11, 2019, as well as here on the Town Meeting page.

Town Seeks Volunteers for Capital Planning Committee

The Town Administrator’s Office is seeking volunteers to be considered for an appointment by the Board of Selectmen to the town’s official Capital Planning Committee.

The committee is meant to help the town assess its needs and fiscal capabilities regarding capital planning. Per Town By-Laws, the committee is composed of five (5) members. They would work closely with the Town Administrator’s Office, the Finance Director, and all town departments, and meet regularly to develop a capital improvement plan to submit as part of the overall town budget.

For more information on the tasks of the committee, please see the Town Charter’s Section 6-7.

For questions, please contact the Town Administrator’s Office: gjohnson@townofmaynard.net

Queen Naming Day 2019

The Maynard Honeybee Meadow at Artspace has a new queen bee! A naming ceremony be will be held on Sunday, June 9th at 10:00 AM at the Honeybee Meadow, 63 Summer Street, Maynard. If you have a name suggestion, please put it in the comments here.

The meadow was started in 2017 by a local beekeeper and a local artist, and is supported by many pollinator-loving artists and citizens who want to maintain a beautiful and safe space for people to observe and learn about bees while enjoying art.

Zagfest – May 17th

Come Celebrate the Reopening of the
Zagster Bike Share Station at Mill & Main

Come learn about:

  • Zagster Bike Share.
  • Mill & Main’s Zagster Station.
  • Celebrating the Assabet River Rail Trail.
  • How you can get involved.

An impressive roster of speakers including:

  • Senator Jamie Eldridge.
  • Representative Kate Hogan.
  • Maynard Selectmen.
  • MassBike Leadership.

Giveaways, Pizza Group celebratory ride and more after the event!

May 17th 2019 at 2pm
Mill and Main’s Zagster Bike Share Station
(off Main Street, opposite Post Office)

Brought to you by the Economic Development Committee

May 7th Town Election

The Town Clerk’s office reminds all voters that the Annual Town Election is being held on May 7, 2019, 7am-8pm. All four precincts.  The following offices are open on the election:

  • 1 Selectmen for a term of three years
  • 1 School Committee member for a term of three years
  • 1 School Committee member for a term of one year (to fill a vacancy)
  • 1 Regional Vocational School Committee member for a term of four years
  • 1 Trustee of Public Library for a term of three years

View the results of the Maynard Town Election held on May 7, 2019.