Conservation Commission Suspending Public Hearings

Update: As of 13-May the Planning Board has resumed public hearings.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chairs of the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board have determined all public hearings would be continued until the first scheduled Board/Committee meeting after the Governor’s State of Emergency, declared on March 10, 2020, is lifted. The Chairs have concluded that due to the inability to ensure members of the public would be able to participate in “virtually hosted” public hearings, continuances are warranted. This is consistent with the provisions of Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020 §17 and time periods applicable to applications will be tolled in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

If you have further questions please contact via email at bnemser@townofmaynard.net (Town Planner) or kyoung@townofmaynard.net (Conservation Agent/Assistant Planner) or leave a voicemail at 978-897-1302.

We appreciate your patience in this most unusual and ever evolving situation.

Level 1 Water Restrictions effective May 1, 2020 through Oct 1, 2020

As stated in Special Condition 8 of the Massachusetts Water Management Acts permit the Maynard Public Water Supply is required to implement and enforce a non-essential outdoor water use restriction starting May 1, 2020 through October 1, 2020.  (Approved by the Board of Selectmen on April 14, 2020.)

Under the Level 1 Water Use Restriction, non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  

For more information (including restricted and acceptable outdoor water uses) please visit the DPW Water Restrictions page.

129 Parker Temporary Construction Hour Changes

There will be some dates where construction activities will extend beyond 6pm:

  • Concrete Activities: 14-Apr, 5-May, 9-Jun, 23-Jun, 21-Jul
  • Spray Foam Activities: 4-May through 22-May
  • Note: These dates may change.  Check back here for updates:
    • 22-Apr: The 6-May concrete pour moved up 1 day to 5-May

Read the Letter to Abutters regarding this temporary change in hours. (27-Mar-2020)

Please visit the 129 Parker project page for more information.

Town of Maynard Encourages Residents to do their Civic “Doody” by Scooping the Poop

Maynard officials are reminding residents of their civic “doody” to scoop the poop in public areas and in their yards.

“Pet waste is more than a smelly nuisance. It can make people sick and pollute our local waterways,” says Kaitlin Young, Maynard’s Conservation Agent and Assistant Town Planner. “That’s why we’re asking dog owners to not only pick up after their pets, but to place their pet waste bags in a trash can.”

Scooping up pet waste in public areas is important for keeping Maynard clean and inviting to both residents and visitors. But it’s just as important to properly dispose of your pet waste too. When you walk your dog, make sure to carry a plastic bag with you. That way, you can pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly by throwing it in a trash can.

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New Emergency Notification Provider: Hyper-Reach

Telephone-based mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the US to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards and other information.  Now the Town of Maynard announces that they have selected Hyper-Reach to improve notification capability to the area.  Hyper-Reach is a state of the art mass emergency notification system and the service is now fully operational.

The new emergency alert system, replacing the previous Maynard Blackboard system, will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and even TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired.  The system sends thousands of these messages to geographically targeted households in seconds, and can simultaneously deliver them to an even broader audience via social media, as well as sending broadcast messages to most current mobile telephones (made since 2011) in an affected area by providing access to FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.

“Our job is to protect the citizens of the Town of Maynard and keep them informed as effectively and cost-effectively as possible.” said Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director.  “We reviewed Hyper-Reach as a potential emergency notification service for Maynard, and their system gave us everything we needed at a competitive price.  We’re really excited about this improved system.”

The Town plans to use the service in the same way they utilized the previous system, primarily for alerts about weather and environmental hazards, public safety and missing persons.  Landline phone numbers are automatically enrolled for Community alerts, but Community and Weather alerts to mobile phones and email addresses as well as Weather alerts to landline phones and are only included when people enroll.    Residents and people who work in the Town of Maynard are encouraged to enroll now either by calling or texting “Alert” to (978) 307-8700 or by going to the Maynard Hyper-Reach signup page.

For more information visit our Maynard Hyper-Reach page.

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Trash Sticker Price Increase

Effective January 1, 2020 the Town of Maynard’s “Pay-As-You-Throw” program implemented changes to the sticker price and usage requirements for Town wide solid waste pickup to the following amounts:

Trash ItemCURRENT Price
Effective January 1, 2020
OLD Price
15-gallon bag sticker$2.00$1.00
32-gallon bag sticker$4.00$2.00
Bulk items that weigh less than 39 lbs. or up to three feet long$14.00$10.00

 Please visit the DPW’s Solid Waste and Recycling page for the details and background of this change.

Dog Licenses

The Town Clerk’s office reminds Maynard residents that all dogs, six months of age or older MUST be licensed by February 28, 2020.

Also note that any new dog to Town or recently acquired dog must be licensed within 30 days.

Please note that any dog licensed after February 28, 2020 will be subject to a $25.00 late fee.

Visit the Dog Licensing page for information on how to obtain the license for your dog.