Application for Outdoor Extension of Premises – Now Available

The Town of Maynard has updated the Outdoor Extension of Premises program for the 2021 season.

Applications will be reviewed and vetted by town staff prior to the Select Board review and consideration at their regular meetings. Please find the application deadlines below. We look forward to bringing back this successful program for the 2021 season!

Application Deadline, 4:00PM Select Board Meeting Schedule
3/9/2021 3/16/2021
3/30/2021 4/6/2021
4/13/2021 4/20/2021
4/28/2021 5/5/2021
5/11/2021 5/18/2021

Outdoor Extension of Premises Application – Continuation of Previously Approved Plan

Outdoor Extension of Premises Application – New or Amended Plan

Please send complete applications to mzammuto@townofmaynard.net.

DPW: 2021 Paving Projects

The Town of Maynard is pleased to announce our 2021 Approved Roadway Paving Projects. The following Public Roadways will undergo a replacement with a tentative start date of May 17, 2021 (weather dependent). Roadway paving will be conducted by Sunshine Paving, and their sub-contractors. Estimated project completion 10-14 days.

Nason Street – #12 to #42 (water main failure Winter 2020)
            Process: Mill and Overlay

Brooks Street – Concord Street to Jethro Street
            Process: Reclamation

Brooks Street – Summer Street to Concord Street
            Process: Reclamation

Durant Avenue – Dana Road to Cul-de-sac
            Process: Reclamation

DPW: 2021 Water & Sewer Rate Increase

The Department of Public Works through its Water and Sewer Division has the responsibility to review the Enterprise Funding Account and sustainability to provide necessary funding for the yearly operation of both water and sewer, as well as capital improvements to water and sewer infrastructure. The department is responsible to provide clean drinking water and sanitary sewer discharge for the town.

The planning process for reviewing the water and sewer rates began within the DPW in June 2020.  (See the Water Resources and Rate Planning section on the DPW Water & Sewer Division page.) The initial rate recommendation was presented to the Select Board on January 5, 2021.  A public hearing on the rates was held on February 2, 2021 at 8pm.

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2021 Annual Town Census/Street Listing

The annual 2021 Town Census has been mailed to all Maynard households on January 28, 2021. The information from this Census report provides proof of residency, Street Listings, the School Report, Veterans’ Bonuses, housing for the elderly, and related benefits, as well as protection of voting right. The population figure has a bearing on the State and Federal aid Maynard will receive.

Click here to learn more about the annual census or to download a census form if you did not receive one in the mail.

Property Assessment Data – Assessments for Fiscal Year 2021

The Assessing Department has conducted its Interim Revaluation for Fiscal Year 2021 of all taxable property in the Town of Maynard as required by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Your total valuation of FY2021 was determined after a complete market and cost analysis and is representative of full and fair cash value as of January 1, 2020.  Certification from the Department of Revenue was received on December 2, 2020.

Fiscal Year 2021 Tax Rates:

  • Residential: $20.15 per 1,000 of value
  • Commercial: $26.81 per 1,000 of value

It is the mission of the Assessing Department to establish and maintain the full valuation of all real and personal property in the Town of Maynard.  We pledge to deliver excellent service to the community and to assess and apportion valuation equitable and fairly throughout the town.  For more information please visit the Assessing Department’s page.

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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New History Book: Celebrate Maynard’s 150th Anniversary

The Maynard 150th Committee wrote a book about the history of Maynard! To commemorate the Town’s 150th anniversary in 2021, “Maynard Massachusetts: A Brief History” has just been published, and is available for sale just in time for the holidays.

As we approach the Town’s 150th birthday, it’s worth asking: How much history can be written about one small town? This book summarizes the first one hundred years, plunges into in-depth content about what has happened in the following fifty years, and includes a crystal ball peek at what might happen in the next fifty. Together, the text and images provide a frame of reference for the people of Maynard to understand where we are now and how we got there.

Cost: $22 (All proceeds go to the Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee in support of the celebration of Maynard’s 150th anniversary in 2021)

The book is available for sale at on Nason Street at Six Bridges Gallery. If you can’t get there, email Lindsayhm@gmail.com to arrange another option.

Questions? Email Lindsayhm@gmail.com

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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Emergency Rental Assistance Program

In an effort to ensure home security and provide rental assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Affordable Housing Trust is pleased to share with Maynard residents a new Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides temporary, monthly rental assistance in the form of a grant to eligible households who have had a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This program is funded by the Maynard Affordable Housing Trust

The Town is Now Accepting Applications

Program details in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese can be found here

Applications in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese can be found here

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 bnemser@townofmaynard.net