Category Archives: Participate

Legal Notice: Planning Board Public Hearing – Coolidge School, July 14

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom, to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Civico Development, 199 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757, to grant a Special Permit and Site Plan approval with waivers, for the Coolidge School located at 12 Bancroft Street.

Read the full legal notice (includes background information and meeting participation instructions).

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Listening Session – June 22

The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program (MVP) provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to begin the process of planning for climate change resiliency and implementing priority projects.

In 2019, Maynard applied for a Planning Grant under the MVP program and was selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to complete the Community Resilience Building (CRB) Workshop to assess potential climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and to prioritize actions for enhanced short and long term community sustainability and resilience.

June 22nd at 6:00PM is the Maynard Municipal Vulnerability Listening Session, which will be held virtually on zoom and live streamed on the Town’s Facebook page.

The meeting will be a presentation of the Summary of Findings Report and offer the community a chance for two-way communication with the Town’s MVP Core Team. Continue reading Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Listening Session – June 22

2020 Annual Town Meeting Changes – June 13th

Updated 26-May: To assure sufficient and safe space for attendees and workers, the June 13th Annual Town Meeting has been moved to the Mill & Main Parking lot off of Sudbury Street at 1:30pm.

The June 13th Town Meeting will be conducted “Drive-In Style“.   Please click here to review how the meeting will be conducted and how you will register, how you will hear the articles and discussions, and how votes will be take.

For more information please visit the Town Meeting page.

Town Meeting Voter Registration Deadline – June 13th

Voter Registration Deadline for the June 13, 2020 Annual Town Meeting is May 22, 2020.

In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver’s license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation.

Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.

If you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form by using the following link: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/Voter-reg-mail-in.pdf

Click here for more information on Town Meeting.

2020 Annual Town Election

The Board of Selectmen have voted to change the date of the Annual Election from Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  It was also voted that for the Annual Town Election ONLY that all Maynard voters will vote at the Fowler Middle School, 3 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754.  The polling hours will be 7:00AM until 8:00PM.

The Massachusetts Senate has voted that for an election held on or before June 30, 2020 any person taking precaution related to COVID-19 in response to a declared state of emergency or from guidance from a medical professional, local or state health official, are able to vote by Early Ballot.  Click here to obtain an early ballot application. (Allow ample time for the application and receipt of the ballot.)

18-Jun: Just a friendly reminder that all Early Voted/Absentee Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by 8:00PM on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in order to be counted.  You may either mail them or put them in the drop box outside of the Town Hall.

The Senate has also voted that the voter registration deadline will be 10 days prior to the election which was Friday, June 12, 2020.

Please visit the Town Election page for additional information on elections in Maynard.

Request for Volunteers: Fire Station Building Committee

The Board of Selectmen seek volunteers to work with the Maynard Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Capital Planning Committee, and the community to explore and recommend an appropriate financing program for construction of a new Maynard Fire Station.

Click here for more information about this Committee.

For questions, please contact Town Administrator Greg Johnson at gjohnson@townofmaynard.net

To be considered for appointment, please submit a resume or short bio to Board of Selectmen Administrative Assistant Becky Mosca at bmosca@townofmaynard.net

Town Seeks Volunteers for Capital Planning Committee

The Town Administrator’s Office is seeking volunteers to be considered for an appointment by the Board of Selectmen to the town’s official Capital Planning Committee.

The committee is meant to help the town assess its needs and fiscal capabilities regarding capital planning. Per Town By-Laws, the committee is composed of five (5) members. They would work closely with the Town Administrator’s Office, the Finance Director, and all town departments, and meet regularly to develop a capital improvement plan to submit as part of the overall town budget.

For more information on the tasks of the committee, please see the Town Charter’s Section 6-7.

For questions, please contact the Town Administrator’s Office: gjohnson@townofmaynard.net

Special Town Meeting – October 28th

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their June 18, 2019 meeting voted:  “To set the date and time of a Special Town Meeting (STM) as 7:00 PM on Monday, October 28, 2019, and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium at 3 Tiger Drive as the location for this Special Town Meeting.”  Accordingly, the deadline for submittal of Citizens Petition Warrant Articles to the Board of Selectmen is 12:00 noon Friday, September 13, 2019.

Citizen’s petition must be submitted with the question presented at the top of each side of the signature page. They must be submitted to the Town Clerks Office and certified by the Town Clerk in order to be included on the warrant.

STM Warrant will be available at Town Hall on October 11, 2019, as well as here on the Town Meeting page.

Disabled and Elderly Property Tax Relief Fund Committee Seeks Members

A new committee is forming to manage the Disabled and Elderly Property Tax Relief Fund.

The committee will be made up of the Chairperson of the Board of Assessors, the Town Treasurer, and three residents appointed by the Select Board.  The purpose of the Committee is to carry out the provisions of MGL c 60 s 3D to provide aid to elderly and disabled persons of low income to defray real estate taxes.

If you would like to serve on this committee please send a brief email stating your background and why you would be interested to: ckane@townofmaynard.net