Category Archives: Participate

Annual/Special Town Meeting – May 20, 2019

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

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their December 18, 2018 Board of Selectmen meeting, voted five to zero: “To set the date, time and place of the Annual and Special Town Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. respectively and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium on Tiger Drive as the location for the Annual and Special Town Meetings.”

For more information on timeline and petitions please visit the Town Meeting page.

PZRR Season FIVE – Dec 4th, 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 December 4, 2018 at 4PM! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at http://wavm.org/listen-live/

Protecting water resources is on everybody’s mind but a hard fact is that municipal storm drain systems are a major source of pollutants to waters of the Commonwealth. Over 200 Massachusetts towns discharge stormwater under U.S. EPA’s NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems permit (the MS4 Permit). This 5-year permit, jointly issued by EPA and MassDEP, requires towns to meet minimum control measures.

How is Maynard preparing to meet that challenge? Join us as we explore this crucial issue with Town Consultant Lori Kennedy of VHB and Maynard Conservation Agent Katie Young. They will explain what Maynard is doing and how it will affect us all.

Another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in Maynard’s cultural, economic and community development!

Open Space & Recreation Survey

Maynard is interested in hearing from you! The Town is preparing a seven year plan to guide the Town on how it should enhance its park, open space, and recreation resources while setting direction for future use, maintenance, and improvement. This means that we need your views on what the key priorities should be! Tell us your views.

Click here to complete the survey online.  For a hard copy visit Town Hall, the Library, or the Council of Aging. Please complete by: November 9th, 2018.

To find out more! Please contact Kaitlin Young, Conservation Agent/Asst. Town Planner atkyoung@townofmaynard.net

Special Town Meeting – Nov 8th

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their October 2, 2018 meeting voted: “To set the date and time of a Special Town Meeting (STM) as 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 8, 2018, and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium at 3 Tiger Drive as the location for this Special Town Meeting.”

STM Warrant will be available at Town Hall on October 25, 2018 or download it here.

6-Nove: Please visit the Town Meeting page for additional documents (Citizens’ Petition handout, Town Counsel opinion)

Finance Committee Public Hearing – October 22

The Finance Committee held a public hearing on October 22 at the Maynard Town Building, Room 101, to present background information and its recommendations on the warrant article for the Special Town Meeting to be held on November 8.  All town residents were welcome and invited to provide input to the Finance Committee on the warrant article.

Master Plan Steering Committee at Maynard Fest this weekend

Members of the Master Plan Steering Committee will be at the Maynardfest in Downtown Maynard on Saturday, September 29 from 9AM until 3:30 PM! Stop by to say hello and learn about the Town’s Master Planning efforts, the current phase of data collection and hear about all the info available atwww.maynardmp.com

You can also provide feedback and ideas to the MPSC at a Community Meeting on October 10th at the Maynard Public library (starting at 6pm).

Early Voting for Nov 6th State Election

The Town Clerk’s office would like to remind you that registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 22, 2018  and continue through November 2nd, 2018 until 12:00 Noon.

Prior to the enactment of this law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting. Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.

Learn more about early voting in Maynard and how to register to vote in this upcoming election.

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.