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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.

Tree Removal Public Hearing – Sep 20th

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REMOVAL OF TREE

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, (MGL), Chapter 87, Public Shade Tree Law, Section 3, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, to hear all persons interested.  A request was filed by the resident at 4 Grant Street for such removal stating public safety concerns.  Any person wishing to protest such removal may appeal in writing to the Tree Warden, Department of Public Works at 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754 on or before such time.

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.

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.