We recommend that all Maynard residents and businesses read the following message from Eversource regarding expected high heat and increased electricity demand:
With sweltering heat and high humidity across the region over the next several days, air conditioners and fans are expected to be working overtime. Though high electricity usage during a heat wave can put a strain on the electric system, Eversource is prepared to meet that increased demand and its crews are ready to respond to any outages or issues that arise.
“We prepare year-round to meet the increased demand and to ensure that our system is ready tohandle additional electricity needs that come with a heat wave,” said Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom. “This includes conducting detailed inspections of our electric system in advance of the extreme heat to detect and resolve any issues ahead of time so that our customers have the energy they need for every moment of their lives, even in the face of potentially record- breaking heat.”
As the heat wave approaches, Eversource offers these common-sense hot weather tips to help customers stay comfortable, and save energy and money on their electric bills during this period of high demand:
On Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30PM, at Town Hall, Room 201 the Maynard Board of Selectmen will hold a Taking Hearing with respect to Rockland Avenue, as it is shown on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in Maynard, Massachusetts, Prepared for Sweeney & Sons, Inc. 78 Rockland Ave., Maynard, MA 01760”, prepared by Acton Survey and Engineering, and dated August 10, 1999, recorded in the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds as Plan 1009 of 2000. The purpose of the hearing will be to adopt an Order of Taking of an easement in Rockland Avenue for a public way.
The Town of Maynard has created this Business Guide to help navigate municipal procedures – including permitting, licensing and zoning – in a simple, straight-forward format. It is part of a larger effort to simplify municipal processes and maintain a customer friendly environment within Town Hall.
The guide provides contact information and will help commercial customers, prospective businesses, and residents save time and money when interacting with Town Hall. Most information can also be found on the Town website. Additionally, Maynard’s Office of Municipal Services staff is available to answer any questions you may have and help you get started.
We understand the permitting process can appear cumbersome, but in addition to ensuring both regulatory compliance and the health and safety of the public, local permitting creates a healthy business environment. If you succeed, Maynard succeeds and the Town wants to do everything it can to ensure your business is a success!
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.
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 the next part of the Town’s stormwater public education initiative, Maynard officials are reminding residents to avoid blowing yard waste like grass clippings and leaf litter into the streets, storm drains, wetlands, and other water bodies.
As the weather gets warmer and more people are working in their yards, it is important to understand the stormwater problems associated with yard work. “If you blow or sweep your grass clippings or leaf litter into the street, it eventually gets 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, and can even cause flooding issues.”
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.”
Purchase Online by Thurs May 30th & Pick Up in Maynard the Evening of Thurs. June 6th
The Maynard Community Gardeners is partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Co (TGARB) based in Hyde Park, MA to promote and distribute re-purposed, BPA-free, food grade plastic resin barrels that are modified to be used as rain barrels. Click here for more information.