Category Archives: Participate

Fincom Seeks New Member

Are you interested in how the Town operates and if it is spending it money wisely?  If so, here is your opportunity to better understand our Maynard community.  The Moderator is looking to fill an open position on the town’s Finance Committee.

No special education or experience is necessary other than being a resident of Maynard.  If you can handle a budget at home where you balance income with expenditures, then you can be effective on the finance committee.

The committee meets once or twice a month year round and an additional meeting per month in the spring before town meeting.  Here is your opportunity to have input on which priorities the town wishes to spend it money on by recommendations to the Town Meeting voters.

If you are interested, please contact Dick Downey, the town moderator, at ddowney@townofmaynard.net or Town Moderator, Municipal Building, 195 Main St, Maynard, MA 01754.

ADA Transition Plan Seeking Public Comments

In 2017, the Town received a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Disabilities to update its ADA Transition Plan. The rewrite has been drafted and it includes new provisions for enable citizens to ask for accommodations, appoints an employee as a point of contact, and outlines new physical and electronic access improvements to be implemented in the coming years.

Before submitting the plan to the Commonwealth for acceptance, public input is required.  In addition, a committee must be re-established which will inform capital planning, make budget recommendations, and assist citizens and the town in determining and establishing proper accommodations in the future. The current committee is dormant.

The draft plan is available for download on the ADA Committee page or by request at the Town Administrator’s Office.  Anyone interested in serving on the ADA Committee should also contact the Town Administrator’s Office for details.

Public Hearing Notice – Comcast – June 26th

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 166 that a Public Hearing Will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7:15 PM in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting room ( No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building. The petition and plan is being presented by Comcast for the purpose of obtaining a Grant petition to construct, and a location for such a line of conduits and manholes with the necessary wires and cables therein, said conduits and manholes to be located, substantially on the attached plan dated May 24, 2018, on Nason Street Rear, Maynard. The Public is welcome to attend. A copy is filed with the Town Clerk and the Board of Selectmen.

Summer Events in Town

Continuing a 72 year tradition of providing Maynard with free music performances the Maynard Community Band will be performing in Memorial Park on the following Wednesdays: June 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; and August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. The concerts start around 7pm and finish up around 8:30pm.  Please take a break and enjoy an evening in the park with your friends and neighbors.

There is another Friday Evening Concert Series in Memorial Park this summer hosted by Mike Candela:

  • On July 20th, 5pm – 10:30pm – Summer Songs
  • On July 27th, 5pm – 10:30pm – Jam Band Songs
  • On August 3rd, 5pm – 10:30pm – Rock Concert

The Maynard Public Library is sponsoring its annual free concert with special guest Karrin Allyson on Sunday, July 8th at 3pm (rain date is Monday, July 9th at 6:30pm)

Finally, there is a Flag Retirement Ceremony in Memorial Park on Flag Day, Thursday, July 14th.

Master Plan Idea Session – June 21st

The Town of Maynard is preparing its Comprehensive Master Plan update! Join us for the first Public Meeting on June 21st at the Golf Course during which participants will discuss issues, opportunities, and a 15-20-year vision for Maynard.

Please join us to review and discuss:

  • What is a Master Plan?
  • What Community Planning trends are impacting Maynard?
  • Maynard Snapshot: A brief look at our community’s demographics and baseline conditions
  • Issues and Opportunities: An interactive discussion about the issues and opportunities the Master Plan should address
  • Maynard’s Vision: What is our Community’s Vision for the next 15-20 years?

We’ve compiled some great demographic information about Maynard.  Take a look.

For more information about the Master Plan, please contact Bill Nemser at the Town’s Planning Office (bnemser@TownofMaynard.net) or at 978-897-1302

Refreshments will be provided!

Help Spread the Word about this meeting: download meeting flyer

Annual / Special Town Meeting on Monday

The Annual and Special Town Meetings have been set to 7pm on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Fowler School Auditorium.

There will also be a Year-in-Review presentation beginning at 6:30.  National Honor Society students will be offering free babysitting services onsite throughout the meeting.​

The warrant for the 21-May Annual Town Meeting is available here.

The Finance Committee recommendations for the town meetings is available here.

Please check the Town Meeting page for details on submitting Citizen’s Petitions, timelines, and other documents related to the meetings.