Category Archives: Participate

Coolidge School Public Update Meetings

So, what’s happening with the Coolidge School? 

Find out at one of three public update meetings set to discuss the future of the historic building, sledding hill and playground:

  • April 27: Saturday, 1:30-2:30 pm
  • May 14: Tuesday, 7-8 pm
  • May 23: Thursday, 7-8 pm

All meetings will be held in the Roosevelt Room at the Maynard  Public Library. Free babysitting will be provided onsite.

These meetings are being sponsored by the Coolidge School Working Group (CSWG), a town-appointed board of Maynard residents. Since September 2018, the CSWG has researched and discussed various options for re-purposing the old school house.

If you’re interested in the future of the Coolidge School, sledding hill or playground, please attend one of these public meetings. 

Help spread the word:  Download and post our flyer.

Maynard Cultural Council 2019 Awards Show – Mar 29th

The Maynard Cultural Council is hosting an Awards Show celebrating the 2019 MCC Grant Winners and the 2nd Annual Maynard Rocks Award on Friday, March 29th at the Maynard Elks Club on Powdermill Road.   The doors open at 7pm.

The awards ceremony will take place from 8 to 8:30pm.

Live Music will be provided by Maynard’s own John Fitzsimmons.

A donation at the door is kindly encouraged.

ADA Transition Plan Seeking Public Comments

In 2017, the Town received a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Disabilities to update its ADA Transition Plan. The rewrite has been drafted and it includes new provisions for enable citizens to ask for accommodations, appoints an employee as a point of contact, and outlines new physical and electronic access improvements to be implemented in the coming years.

Before submitting the plan to the Commonwealth for acceptance, public input is required.  In addition, a committee must be re-established which will inform capital planning, make budget recommendations, and assist citizens and the town in determining and establishing proper accommodations in the future. The current committee is dormant.

The draft plan is available for download on the ADA Committee page or by request at the Town Administrator’s Office.  Anyone interested in serving on the ADA Committee should also contact the Town Administrator’s Office for details.

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.

Composting is EASY and Helps Reduce Greenhouse Gases

The Board of Health reminds everyone that composting is a great way to recycle our organic “waste” into a beneficial soil amendment for our yards and gardens. Composting at home can also help reduce methane production at landfills. Using the compost in our landscapes helps store carbon in the soil instead of releasing it to the atmosphere. Compost creates healthy soil, reducing or eliminating the need for fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation. We can reduce our trash by 50 percent or more by composting.

It’s easy to make compost, and the Town of Maynard makes it even easier by offering rodent- resistant home composting bins for $35.00, over 50% off the retail price. To obtain a discounted compost bin, please contact or visit the Board of Health office.

Click here to learn more about composting…