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Legal Notice: ZBA Public Hearing – 21 Lincoln St – Aug 22

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, August 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Variance Application filed by Charlotte Murray, 21 Lincoln Street, Maynard, MA. 01754.

The subject property, 21 Lincoln Street, is located within the Single-Family Residence Zoning District 1 and is located on a non-conforming lot (insufficient lot area and frontage).

The petitioner is requesting relief from the Zoning By-laws to allow an expansion of a non- conforming structure that will:

a) encroach into the required 25-foot front setback.
b) encroach into the required 30-foot rear setback.
c) exceed the maximum allowable 15% lot coverage.

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Legal Notice: ZBA Public Hearing – 7 Martin St – Aug 22

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.9 & s.15, the Maynard Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a REMOTE public hearing via Zoom on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the Special Permit Application filed by Matthew Stein, 7 Martin Street, Maynard MA 01754.

The subject property, 7 Martin Street, is located within the General Residence Zoning District and is a pre-existing non-conforming structure. The non-conformity is failure to meet the front setback. Per Section 5.1.3 of Maynard Zoning By-laws, the petitioner is requesting a Special Permit to extend the existing structure to add living area to the dwelling. The request would not exacerbate the non- conformity.

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Level 2 Water Restrictions Now In Effect

DPW – Update. Effective August 1st , 2022.  The Town of Maynard is issuing a mandatory Level 2 Water Use Restriction: Non-Essential Outdoor Water Use is prohibited at all times.

Given the recent Declaration of Level 3 – Critical Drought issued by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the State of Massachusetts, as well as the Town of Maynard’s water utility capacity constraints. The Department of Public Works Water Division is unable to operate our water utility to meet the current peak hour demand. Our water storage tanks are indicating a net loss daily with all three water treatment production facilities working at maximum production capabilities twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Implementation of the Level 2 Water use Restriction will alleviate peak demand stress and should ensure that the Town of Maynard can continue to provide essential public drinking water use for its customers.

Under Level 2 Water Use Restrictions, non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited at all times. The restriction allows the Town’s water system that is trying to meet peak demand to provide essential services and ensure an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection. 

Examples of nonessential outdoor water uses include but not limited to:

  • Uses that are not required for health or safety reasons.
  • Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems.
  • Washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for
    operator safety; and
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary
    to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.\

Example of acceptable outdoor water use includes:

  • Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9 am and after 5 pm.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call the DPW Office at 978-897-1317.

For more information, please visit the DPW Water Restrictions page.


Green Meadow MSBA Submission

The Green Meadow Elementary School project team has submitted its second MSBA submission!  This submission is called the Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) and it advances the initial existing conditions verification, educational visioning & programming and Owner / Community coordination into multiple design alternatives, shows MSBA the design alternative evaluation process taken by the project team, and highlights which design alternative was ultimately selected at the end of the process.

Below is a link to a Google Drive folder that contains the previous Preliminary Design Program (PDP) submission as well as the recent PSR submission.  As always, we thank you very much for your attention to the project, and we’ll continue to keep you informed as the project moves along the MSBA process!

GMES Google Drive Link

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