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Naylor Court / Basin Area Presentation – Dec 11th

The Town of Maynard and The Urban Land Institute of Boston / New England
presents
Re-imagining Naylor Court (aka “The Basin”)

Join the Planning Board for a presentation by the Urban Land Institute of Boston / New England on their recommendations to improve the “basin” / “Naylor Court” area on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Roosevelt Room of the Maynard Public Library.

2020 Tax Classification Hearings – Nov 19th

As required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56, the Maynard Board of Selectmen will hold their annual fiscal year 2020 Tax Classification Hearings on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:20 PM in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building. The purpose of the hearing is to determine the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real property. The public is welcome to attend.

Veterans Day in Maynard 2019

The Maynard Veterans Council will hold our annual Veterans Day parade on Monday, November 11, 2019. All participants meet at the parking lot behind the Town Hall at 10:30 AM and steps off at 11:00 AM.

On this day we honor the men and women who served our nation either past or present. They left their homeland making sacrifices in the jungle, in the desert, in the frozen north or small pacific islands. We are ever indebted to these veterans who keep our country free.

We are joined by town and state officials, civic organizations including Boy and Girl Scouts and the Maynard High School Band. The march loops downtown Maynard proceeding down Main Street turning onto Summer Street and stop at Memorial Park for our commemoration ceremonies. The parade will return via Nason Street to the Town Hall for dismissal.

In case of bad weather, the ceremony will be held in the Stewart Campbell room in the Town Hall.

Special Town Meeting Reminder

A reminder to all residents that there is a Special Town Meeting on Monday, October 28th, 7pm at the Fowler School.

For residents with children, the National Honor Society students will be offering free babysitting services onsite throughout the meeting.

Thank you for your time, and we hope to see everyone at Special Town Meeting!

Click here for more information about this Town Meeting.

Master Plan Final Public Input Forum – Oct 30th

The Maynard Master Plan Steering Committee invites you to join us for our Final Public Input Forum for support of the Maynard Master Plan

The meeting will use an OPEN HOUSE format that will allow attendees to come and go at any time. Displays will be available for viewing. Members of the Consulting Team and Steering Committee will be present to receive your comments and answer questions.

The purpose of this meeting is to present the Draft Master Plan Goals and Recommendations. The community is asked to provide feedback on these goals and recommendations, focused on implementation prioritization.

October 30, 2019 Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM at  Maynard Town Hall, Soup Campbell Room  (lower level)

Get Ready for Town Hall Jack O’Lantern Nights – Oct 24-26th

RESIDENTS!

Drop off a carved Jack o’ Lantern on Thursday, October 24th from 3:00 to 8:00 and we’ll add it to our display on the front lawn of Town Hall through Saturday night!

Flameless candles and plant markers will be provided for each Jack o’ Lantern (1 per person)

Participation ribbons will be distributed—come back on Saturday to see if you’ve won a special Selectmen’s Ribbon or the Staff Award Ribbon.

DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES!

Display a carved Jack o’ Lantern in front of your place of business from Thursday, October 24th through Saturday the 26th! (flameless lighting preferred)

We are attempting to fill the Town Hall lawn this year, and hope you can help us extend the display into the downtown business area!

Help us provide a spectacular display of spooky creativity for everyone to enjoy!

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

2020 Tax Classification Hearings – Nov 19th

As required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56, the Maynard Board of Selectmen will hold their annual fiscal year 2020 Tax Classification Hearings on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:20 PM in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting room (#201) at the Maynard Town Building.  The purpose of the hearing is to determine the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real property. The public is welcome to attend.

Maynard Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

Would an arts and culture grant help you or your organization? Consider applying for the Maynard Cultural Council Local Grant program. Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are being accepted from now through October 15.

These grants can support a variety of projects and activities in Maynard — including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, performances, workshops, lectures, etc.

The Maynard Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year, the Maynard Cultural Council will distribute a total of approximately $6,300 in grants, which will be divided into individual grants ranging from $50 to $1500, to support arts, humanities, and science programs benefiting the Maynard community. For more information on the Council and local guidance for this grant program, contact Jeff Swanberg at culturaldistrict@townofmaynard.net.  Application forms and more information about this Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org and at https://www.mass-culture.org/lcc public applicant guidelines.aspx.

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