Category Archives: Participate

Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

THE MAYNARD CULTURAL COUNCIL SEEKS FUNDING PROPOSALS for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due October 15. Organizations, schools, and individuals can apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Maynard — including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. This year the council would like to have greater impact and will be funding a small portion of larger grants ($1,500 or more).  Grants typically range from $50 to $1500.

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.

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Town Seeks New Member for Board of Assessors

The Town of Maynard is seeking a Maynard resident to serve as a member of the Maynard Board of Assessors.  The Board of Assessors consists of three members, each serving for a three year term.  They are responsible for working with the Town’s Chief Assessor in carrying out the state’s requirements which establishes fair market value of real and personal property for tax purposes and many other assessing requirements.  The Board must follow state laws and guidelines.  Board members must obtain state certification from the Department of Revenue for the purpose of voting authority as a member of the Board.    The Board meets when necessary which is usually six to seven times a year.  This is a volunteer position.   Interested applicants can submit a letter of interest, detailing relevant qualifications and a resume to:  Chief Assessor Angela Marrama 195 Main St, Maynard MA 01754 or email at amarrama@townofmaynard.net.

Seeking volunteers for the MBTA Advisory Board

The town’s Select Board is seeking volunteers interested in appointment as the Select Board’s designee to the MBTA Advisory Board.

If interested, please contact the Select Board’s Office: BMosca@TownofMaynard.net

The MBTA Advisory Board’s mission is to provide public oversight of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on behalf of the 176 community members of the Advisory Board and the transit riding public. The MBTA Advisory Board provides policy guidance to the MBTA with the shared goal to provide effective and efficient transportation services in the metropolitan Boston area.

More information is available at mbtaadvisoryboard.org

Finance Committee Seeks New Members

Maynard needs YOU! We are looking for new members to our Finance Committee. The Finance Committee meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00pm. Members are appointed to three-year terms (with the option to be re-appointed to additional terms) by the Town Moderator. The Finance Committee is charged with providing a recommendation to Town Meeting on every warrant article, and providing oversight to all town budgets. A background in finance is not required to join; just bring your time, willingness to learn, and best team effort!

For more information on what we do, please email our Chair, Alannah Gustavson at fincom@townofmaynard.net. To send a request to be considered as a candidate, please email our Town Moderator,  Dick Downey, at ddowney@townofmaynard.net

Town Election and Annual Meeting – May 8th & 15th

All Maynard Residents are encouraged to participate in your town’s future by voting in the Annual Town Election on Saturday, May 8th and attending the Annual Town Meeting on the following Saturday, May 15th.

Annual Town Election, Saturday, May 8th, all voters at Fowler School,  7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Unofficial Results of the 2021 Annual Town Election

Annual Town Meeting, Saturday, May 15th, Mill & Main Parking Lot, starts at 12:00 pm

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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New Fire Station – Special Election

A New Fire Station

To complete the final phase of a multiyear endeavor to replace the Maynard Fire Station, a Special Election is scheduled for December 16, 2020.

The election contains only one ballot question, asking whether to support the construction of the station by allowing a “Debt Exclusion” to pay for the project, as was approved in the Fall Special Town Meeting:

Shall the Town of Maynard be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued in order to pay costs of construction of a fire station, including all costs incidental or related thereto? Yes / No

A Yes vote means you support funding the borrowing for the construction fire station through debt exclusion.

A No vote means you do not.

Unofficial Election Results

View the unofficial results of this special election.

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Historical Commission Grateful for Support for Mill History Panel

In this, Maynard’s Sesquicentennial Year, the 150th anniversary of the founding of our town, the Maynard Historical Commission is pleased to tell you about its special plan for a professionally designed permanent Historical Marker showcasing the history, people and products of the Mill and to invite you to help support this project through a voluntary funding effort.  The Historical Commission appreciates the support for the project from the many generous donors in the Maynard community.

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