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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.