Category Archives: Participate

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:

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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Founders’ Day Celebration – Apr 19

Please join the Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee in celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the Town of Maynard on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 11:15 to 12:15 at The Sanctuary ~ 82 Main Street.
The program will include greetings from local and state representatives, a reading of the petition to create the Town by a time traveler from 1871, and the opening the Time Capsule from the 100th anniversary.

For more information on the Town’s 150th Anniversary in 2021, visit

Legal Notice – ZBA Hearing – Apr 26

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.9 & s.15, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a REMOTE public hearing on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Variance Application filed by Stephanie L. Malone, 19 Lincoln Street, Maynard, MA.

The subject property, 19 Lincoln Street, is located within the Single-Family Residence Zoning District 1. The petitioner is requesting a Variance from Section 4.1.2 of the Zoning By-laws to: allow a change of a non-conforming structure on a non-conforming lot that will increase the existing nonconformities and allow construction of a front patio that will encroach into the required 25-foot front setback and increase the non-conforming lot coverage.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division and can be provided via email by contacting

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Legal Notice – ZBA Public Hearing – Apr 26

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a remote public hearing via Zoom on Monday, April 26th 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by W. Timothy Hess, 63 Main Street, Maynard MA 01754, on behalf of the property owner David M. Otis. Consistent with Section 2.3 and 3.2 of the Maynard Zoning By-laws, the Petitioner is requesting a Special Permit to operate a dog- grooming business accessory to the residential use, to be located in a new accessory building, at 102 Parker Street within the Single Residence 1 District.

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Consideration to Rename Observed Holiday

The April 6th Select Board meeting will include a discussion of potentially renaming the holiday observed on the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. This topic was discussed during the March 16th Select Board Meeting. Meeting materials can be found by clicking on the March 16th agenda on BoardDocs – Click the March 16th meeting, view the agenda and scroll down to item 9 to view the materials. The meeting recording can be found here with the conversation beginning at about 32:30.

Written comments are welcome and can be sent to

Request for Volunteers: Board of Health

The Select Board are seeking volunteers to be considered for appointment to the Maynard Board of Health. If interested, please send your contact information, including name, address, email, and phone number, to the town’s Office of Municipal Services (OMS):

24-Feb: The deadline for submissions has been extended to Tuesday, March 23rd.

For information, please visit the Board of Health’s webpage.

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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Seeking members for Housing Production Plan Advisory Group

Interested in helping Maynard plan its future housing? Join the Housing Production Plan Advisory Group!

The five-year update is underway with the help of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). We are looking for eight advisory group members to help update our plan based on Maynard’s needs, vision and capabilities.

Interested in becoming involved? Contact Bill Nemser at

Recreation Commission Seeks Volunteers

The Select Board seek volunteers interested in being considered for an appointment to the town’s Recreation Commission.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest (and résumé if available/desired) to the Select Board’s Office:

Submissions to the Select Board’s office will be forwarded to the Recreation Commission for their consideration to endorse a candidate’s appointment.

For information on the Recreation Commission, please visit their webpage.

Request for Volunteers: Fire Station Building Committee

The Select Board seek volunteers to work with the Maynard Select Board, 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

To be considered for appointment, please submit a resume or short bio to Select Board Administrative Assistant Becky Mosca at