Category Archives: Participate

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.

Disabled and Elderly Property Tax Relief Fund Committee Seeks Members

A new committee is forming to manage the Disabled and Elderly Property Tax Relief Fund.

The committee will be made up of the Chairperson of the Board of Assessors, the Town Treasurer, and three residents appointed by the Select Board.  The purpose of the Committee is to carry out the provisions of MGL c 60 s 3D to provide aid to elderly and disabled persons of low income to defray real estate taxes.

If you would like to serve on this committee please send a brief email stating your background and why you would be interested to: ckane@townofmaynard.net

PZRR Season FIVE – April 2, 4pm on WAVM

Who said planning and zoning has to be bureaucratic, monochromatic, asthmatic, systematic, autocratic or dull? Well it isn’t…at least for one hour!

Join Maynard Town Planner Bill Nemser as he fills you in on all the latest planning related news, discusses place-making trends in the Metrowest Region and presents an assortment of exciting guests all the while weaving it all into an eclectic musical tapestry of hits, misses and classics from all genres! And best of all, the infamous “Think You Know Maynard?” trivia game!

The Planning Zoning Rock and Rolling Radio Hour was awarded the 2016 Media Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association for excellence in comprehensive coverage of a planning or development issue.

Season Five of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” continues Tuesday March 19th  at 4PM! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

PZRR is talkin’ economics, thinking local and Maynard’s business environment!

Benjamin DeMott – Chair of the “Sesquicentennial Steering Committee”, is today’s guest. Ready for a party? In 2021, Maynard has its 150th birthday, and this Committee is doing the prep work! With the build-up to the big day, there is an awful lot going on! Ben will discuss what’s in store, why this is such an important anniversary for Maynard and how you can get involved!

Another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in Maynard’s dynamic efforts at sustainable community planning, economic development and environmental stewardship!