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

DPW Tree Resource Management Plan

The Department of Public Works has released its Tree Resource Management Plan and it is available for download on the DPW Parks Division page or right here.

The Town of Maynard Tree Resource Management Plan, written by Davey Resource Group Inc. “DRG”, focuses on quantifying the benefits provided by the inventoried tree resource and addressing its maintenance needs. DRG completed a tree inventory for the Town of Maynard in February 2020. DRG analyzed this inventory data to understand the structure of Maynard’s inventoried tree resource and to recommend a prioritized maintenance schedule for future tree care. DRG also estimated the economic values of the various environmental benefits provided by Maynard’s inventoried tree resource by analyzing inventory data with i-Tree Eco.

Parks, Fields and Playgrounds are OPEN

Updated July 10, 2020, all Town of Maynard public parks, including athletic courts, athletic fields and playground areas are opened for use with the following restrictions. All visitors must adhere to the following listed guidelines. The Town of Maynard or School Department may approve applications for the permitted-use of fields. Approved-permit holders will have exclusive use of the fields during their allotted times. Walk-on activities are not allowed at the same time as permitted-use.

Please continue reading for rules and regulations in place for this Phase 3 re-opening.

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Tips for Preventing EEE

Town Administrator Greg Johnson and the Maynard Public Health Staff would like to provide residents with safety tips to prevent the transmission of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus during the warmest summer months.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), since the virus was first identified in Massachusetts in 1938, just over 110 cases have occurred. Outbreaks of EEE usually occur in Massachusetts every 10-20 years and these outbreaks will typically last two to three years. The DPH reports that the most recent outbreak began in 2019 and 12 cases and six fatalities occurred during the year. The 2020 season is expected to be another high-risk year.

EEE is a rare but serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. While EEE can infect people of all ages, people under 15 or over 50 years of age are at the greatest risk for serious illness.

Although getting EEE is rare, if contracted, the effects can be dangerous or even deadly,” Johnson said. “To ensure safety this summer, take extra care and precaution during times when these pests are most prevalent, including dusk and dawn.

To learn more about EEE and how to protect yourself and your family, please visit our Preventing EEE Tips page.

Recreation Commission Seeks Volunteers

The Board of Selectmen seek volunteers interested in being considered for an appointment to the town’s Recreation Commission.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest (and résumé if available/desired) to the Board of Selectmen’s Office: BMosca@TownofMaynard.net

Submissions to the Board of Selectmen’s office will be forwarded to the Recreation Commission for their consideration to endorse a candidate’s appointment.

For information on the Recreation Commission, please visit their webpage.

2019 Water Quality Report

The Maynard Water Department is committed to providing our customers with water that meets or surpasses all state and federal drinking water standards. The Maynard water system is a registered public water supply with ID#2174000. To ensure that we continue to deliver this quality product, the Water Division continues to make investments in water quality monitoring, water source protection, water mains, and the water treatment plants. We are pleased to report the results of our 2019 water testing to inform you about your drinking water.

Download the 2019 Water Quality Report or visit the DPW Water and Sewer page for more information.

Bulk Item Pickup is back … in phases

Update – Effective June 1st E.L Harvey will commence Bulk / Large Item pick-up in a two phased process. June 1st all item that weigh less than 39 pounds or up to three feet long will be collected only if $14 worth of sticker tags is attached, with the exception of mattresses and couches. Pickup for those items will commence on June 15th. For more information, please contact E.L Harvey at 800-321-3002.

Please visit the DPW’s Solid Waste and Recycling page for more information.

MPD: Beware of Scams

The Maynard Police Department would like to remind our community to be vigilant of scams. Unfortunately, there has been an uptick in the area of a common scam where a fake attorney contacts a family member, often a senior citizen stating a child, or grandchild has been arrested or involved in an accident. These scammers will then request a large sum of money to bail, or secure release of this person.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be an attorney or bail-bondsman please contact the Maynard Police Department, and we will assist you in sorting out the matter.