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Green Meadow School Building Project Update and Community Forum – Nov 29

The GMES project team and GMES Building Committee wanted to share with you these exciting new renderings of the progression of the design of the Green Meadow Elementary School project!   Click here to view the drawings.

The GMES Building Committee will be hosting a virtual public forum on November 29th, 2022 at 7pm to provide the community a design and look ahead update on the project.  The Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee looks forward to seeing the Maynard community at the forum!   (Download the flyer)

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Energy & Resilience Planning Workshops

Join Maynard’s
Energy & Resilience
Planning Workshops!

Where do we stand? Where are we going?

Workshop 1: Wed. November 16th, 7pm Maynard Town Hall (Campbell Rm 102)
195 Main Street, Maynard MA

Workshop 2: Sat. December 3rd, 2pm Maynard Public Library (Roosevelt Rm)
77 Nason Street, Maynard MA

Bring ideas/concerns & help build community resilience while reducing emissions & utility costs. Join in person or online at either time. Light refreshments. Questions? Contact SustCom@townofmaynard.net

Registration form: bit.ly/ResilientMaynard

Click here to download a flyer.

Legal Notice: FY23 Tax Classification Hearing – Nov 15

As required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56, the Maynard Select Board will hold their annual fiscal year 2023 Tax Classification Hearing on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 7:20 PM via Hybrid and Zoom remote meeting.

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.

How the public can be informed about the tax rate setting process:

See Page 11 The Tax Rate Setting Process

  • Chief Assessor Angie Marrama also gives an overview of the process in her annual packet to the Select Board.  (Last year’s first few pages is where to look):   Click here to view.

 

Open Space and Recreation Plan Survey

The Open Space and Recreation Plan was prepared as an update of the 2004 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). It was prepared in recognition of the need for a comprehensive, proactive, and coordinated effort among town government, residents, and business owners to plan for Maynard’s sustainable development. The OSRP also serves as a planning document for the Community Preservation Committee. This Plan was also prepared in order to fulfill necessary eligibility requirements for the reimbursement of land protection costs through state grant programs. The OSRP must serve the interests of Maynard’s residents. To that end, the OSRP has identified and analyzes factors such as the town’s physical and cultural assets, land use, the recent buildout analysis, and socio-economic trends that are relevant to the protection of important resources. It inventories present resources and identifies future conservation and recreation needs. It outlines, in a Five-Year Action Plan, a series of recommendations for safeguarding and expanding these resources.

A 7-year Open Space and Recreation Plan is currently being updated. Please help us by filling out this survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P3VTPLT

Special Town Meeting – October 24, 2022

To All Citizens of the Town of Maynard and Other Interested Parties:

Please be advised that the Maynard Select Board, acting at their July 12, 2022, meeting, voted five to zero: “To set the date for the Special Town Meeting to Monday, October 24, 2022, at 7:00 pm and to designate the Fowler School, 3 Tiger Drive as location for the Special Town Meeting.”

Visit the Town Meeting page for more information as it arrives.

Maynard Mural Project Seeks Contributions

The Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee, in partnership with the Maynard Cultural Council are excited to announce the next “Maynard as a Canvas” mural project and are seeking community contributions.

The theme is Maynard: Past, Present and Future.

The Maynard Select Board has approved using a Naylor Court wall in Maynard’s Cultural District for the new mural. This prominent site is a highly visible feature in the ongoing revitalization of this area. For more information on this site and on the mural project itself, please visit this site: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8809

As we slowly emerge from the limitations placed on public gatherings by the events of the past year, it is projects such as this that will add to the enjoyment of our outdoor spaces here in town. As we celebrate our town’s 150th anniversary, a mural in a downtown public space offers us an opportunity to learn about the town’s past, participate in its present and look forward to our future through the lens of art.

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Announcing the BEEP program

Tdowntown-aerial-2013A-GPR-6353he Economic Development Committee and the Municipal Services Department are pleased to announce the Business Environment Enhancement Program (BEEP).

  • Does your business need a facelift?
  • Do you have a great idea for downtown Maynard?
  • Would you like to make a positive change in Maynard?

If so, check out BEEP, the Business Environment Enhancement Program.

Funds are available now for eligible projects.  BEEP provides funding for efforts conducive to enhancing Maynard’s business environment. Proposed projects/initiatives may include but are not limited to: aesthetic improvements, investment in infrastructure and promotional efforts. Recipients of funds may include business owners, boards/committees, community groups or property owners.

For more info about BEEP, contact Bill Nemser at Bnemser@townofmaynard.net or 978-897-1302.   You can also download this flyer and spread the word about BEEP.