Category Archives: Participate

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

Legal Notice: Planning Board Public Hearing – ZBL – Aug 24

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. to consider recommending approval of amendments to the Maynard Protective Zoning By- laws to the October 16, 2021 Special Town Meeting. This meeting will be conducted both in person in the Steward Campbell Room, Town Hall, 195 Main Street, Maynard, and via Zoom. 

View the full legal notice with proposed by-law amendments.

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

Rep. Trahan Invites Residents to a Redistricting Hearing – July 8th.

The Massachusetts’ Special Joint Committee on Redistricting is holding a virtual hearing for residents in the Third Congressional District on Thursday, July 8th at 6:00 p.m.  Please see the below details.

Massachusetts has begun its redistricting process. This means electoral district boundaries will be redrawn using the most recent Census data to ensure that every person has fair representation at the local, state, and federal levels. 

You know better than anyone that community representation matters. This year’s redistricting process will have a huge impact on the future of cities and towns across the Commonwealth and their access to critical funding for the next decade — and we need your voice in this process!

That’s why, on Thursday, July 8th at 6pm, the Massachusetts’ Special Joint Committee on Redistricting is holding a virtual hearing for residents in the Third District. I’ll be there, and I would love for you to join me! So, please make sure you RSVP today!

WHO: You!
WHAT: MA-3 Virtual Hearing on Redistricting
WHEN: Thursday, July 8th at 6PM ET
WHERE: Virtual — click here to RSVP
WHY: We need your voice in the redistricting process!

It’s important to me that no one is left behind in this process. If you’re unable to join us live for the hearing, the Committee is also accepting written testimony from anyone who would like to participate. 

So, whether you join us live on July 8th or submit your testimony in advance, I hope you’ll add your voice to this conversation.

Sincerely,
   Lori Trahan
   Member of Congress

MBTA Survey

The MBTA is currently working on the Bus Network Redesign, a project to transform the bus experience for those who depend on it most. We want to create a better and more equitable bus network—to do that, we need your input! The MBTA has launched an online survey in support of the project. The survey is focused on answering two key questions:

  • Does the MBTA take you where you need or want to go?
  • When you need to get somewhere, is riding the MBTA a good option for you?

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), and is also available in a fully accessible format.  Click here to access the survey on the MBTA website. 

Housing Production Plan Public Forum II – June 23

Maynard is seeking public input on draft priority policy strategies and opportunities to create more housing options in town based on the updated HPP goals. Join MAPC, Town of Maynard staff, the HPP Working Group, and members of the Maynard Select Board and Planning Board for a public forum on Wednesday, June 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. online. 

Maynard Housing Authority Membership Opening

 

Due to a recent resignation, the Maynard Housing Authority has an opening available for an interim appointment. Per Town Charter (Article 3, Section 3-1, g. Filling of Vacancies: Elected Officials – 1. Multiple Member Boards), this vacancy is a joint appointment with the Select Board and the Maynard Housing Authority. The interim appointment will expire June 30, 2022, and the seat will be filled through the Annual Election for the remaining term of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

If you are interested in being considered for this appointment, please send a cover letter, resume (if available), and pre-appointment questionnaire (available on the Select Board’s webpage) to the Select Board Office via Becky Mosca at bmosca@townofmaynard.net. Interviews will be held by a joint meeting with the Select Board and the Maynard Housing Authority, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

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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