DPW: Town-Wide Fall Paving Program

DPW – Update – Town-wide Fall 2022 Paving Program. The Maynard Department of Public Works would like to notify all residents of Maynard that Lazaro Paving will be reconstructing several streets in Town this fall, starting on or around Tuesday, November 1, and lasting until around December 15. The following street areas will undergo roadway reconstruction:

  • Great Road – from the Sudbury Town line (approx. Maybury Road) to Parker Street (Route 27)
  • Assabet Street – from the dead end to Riverview Avenue and from Riverview Avenue to the Stow Town line (11 Assabet Street)
  • Old Sudbury Road – from the Sudbury Town line (Cranberry Circle) to the Acton Town line (Old Powder Mill Road)
  • Old Marlboro Road – from Parker Street to Tobin Drive (just short of Great Road)

Travel on these roads may be delayed, or temporarily detoured; please plan accordingly. Please contact the Maynard DPW office with any questions, or issues. Thank you in advance for your patience as this work is performed.

DPW: Solid Waste / Recycling Service Update

Service Update – Effective December 1, 2022

Bulk Item pick-up will No Longer be collected curbside by E.L. Harvey under the towns pay as you throw service.  Residents can coordinate directly with private haulers and companies for bulk item removal needs, examples… Use: Google, local businesses in our area, bagsters, Waste Management or other dumpster rentals.

Other Changes – Effective November 1, 2022

The DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION has issued an order adding Mattresses and Textiles to the list of materials banned from disposal or transport in the solid waste stream in Massachusetts.

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Open Space and Recreation Plan Survey

The Open Space and Recreation Plan was prepared as an update of the 2004 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). It was prepared in recognition of the need for a comprehensive, proactive, and coordinated effort among town government, residents, and business owners to plan for Maynard’s sustainable development. The OSRP also serves as a planning document for the Community Preservation Committee. This Plan was also prepared in order to fulfill necessary eligibility requirements for the reimbursement of land protection costs through state grant programs. The OSRP must serve the interests of Maynard’s residents. To that end, the OSRP has identified and analyzes factors such as the town’s physical and cultural assets, land use, the recent buildout analysis, and socio-economic trends that are relevant to the protection of important resources. It inventories present resources and identifies future conservation and recreation needs. It outlines, in a Five-Year Action Plan, a series of recommendations for safeguarding and expanding these resources.

A 7-year Open Space and Recreation Plan is currently being updated. Please help us by filling out this survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P3VTPLT

Property Inspections by Assessing Department are Underway

The Assessing Department wishes to notify Maynard residents that beginning in August 2022 and running through September 2022, inspections will be conducted throughout the town. These inspections will be conducted Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. by Angela Marrama your Chief Assessor and staff from Patriot Property Inc.  

Any property owner who has pulled a building permit in the last year and anyone who did not finish work on previous permits can expect a visit from the Assessing Department.  Cyclical Inspections will also be conducted as mandated by the Department of Revenue to ensure accuracy of assessing records.

If any property owner receives an assessor’s card on their door indicating a visit, please call and set up an appointment as soon as possible. The Assessing Department would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation with this very important matter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Assessors’ Office at 978-897-1304 or by email at amarrama@townofmaynard.net or mdee@townofmaynard.net

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

Green Meadow School Building Project Selects Design Alternative

At the May 24th Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee meeting, the Building Committee voted to select Design Alternative #7 as the preferred design alternative out of the seven studied.

As the design process continues there will naturally be slight modifications to the building and site design.  But big-picture, Design Alternative #7 is the design scheme the Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee will be moving along with, and they’re excited to keep the community informed and continue to welcome community input as the design process continues.

For more information please visit the Green Meadow School Building Project page.

Letter from Select Board / Human Relations Committee on Asian Violence

As many of you know, there has been a recent and dramatic rise in violence and discrimination against Asian and Asian American people in the United States and around the globe. Reports of horrific violence aimed Asian people in this nation continue to emerge. These actions are always devastating – to individuals, to families and whole communities, across ethnic and “racial” lines. This is particularly sad and disturbing at a time when we are seeking to emerge from a deadly pandemic that has left so many grieving and debilitated and when we should be coming together for mutual aid and healing. The Maynard Human Relations Committee and the Maynard Select Board write to you today to express our deep sadness at this targeted violence and we wish to offer our support and care to the Asian members of our community.

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Maynard Public Water Supply – 2020 Water Quality Report

Each year, the Town of Maynard provides its customers with an Annual Water Quality Report to share information on how our water quality compares to established federal and state drinking water standards. We encourage you to review this report as it provides details about the source and quality of the drinking water delivered to you in 2020.

In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, we are no longer mailing paper copies of the Water Quality Report, but have made them available on the Internet.   Click here to read the 2020 Water Quality Report.   For more information on the town’s water supply, please visit the DPW’s Water & Sewer Division page.

If you wish to have a paper copy, you can pick up a printed Water Quality Report at Maynard Town Hall or the Maynard Public Library.

Residents Encouraged to be Smart about Fertilizer Usage

As part of the Town’s stormwater public education initiative, Maynard officials are reminding residents of the harmful effects fertilizer can have on water quality.

It’s hard to imagine that a green, flourishing lawn could pose a threat to the environment, but the fertilizers you apply to your lawn are potential pollutants!  “If you use too much fertilizer in your lawn or garden, rain can wash it into our streams, wetlands, and even the Assabet River” says Kaitlin Young, Maynard’s Conservation Agent and Assistant Town Planner. “This can have a devastating effect on water quality and the overall ecosystem.”

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