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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Go Maynard! Taxi Rides Program

This program is funded with a grant from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) COVID-19 Taxicab, Livery, and Hackney Transportation Partnership. MAPC, in partnership with MassDevelopment, has developed this state-wide emergency grant program to provide funding for state and municipal agencies that coordinate transportation services, regional transit authorities (RTAs), and Health and Human Services Transportation (HHST) providers to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses for transportation and delivery needs for the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations and others in need during the current COVID-19 emergency.

The service is temporary, with the intention of lasting through 2021. There is no fee to participate. These special time-limited, grant-funded transportation services via taxi, will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. All rides must begin or end in Maynard.

Who is eligible for this service?

  • Maynard residents meeting at least one of these requirements:
  • Adults aged 50 and over
  • Individuals with a disability
  • Financial Need
  • Active-Duty Military/Veteran
  • Essential Worker

Please contact the Council on Aging at 978-897-1009 to apply for the program.

DPW: Level 1 Water Restrictions are in effect

Effective May 5th, 2021 through October 1, 2021 the Town of Maynard is issuing a mandatory Level 1 Water Use Restriction: Non Essential Outdoor Water Use Restriction per the towns DEP issued Water Management Act Permit.

As stated in the Special Condition 8 of the Massachusetts Water Management Acts permits (MGL C 21G) the Town of Maynard is required to implement a Non-Essential Outdoor Water Use Restriction to be enforced starting May 5, 2021 through October 1, 2021. Therefore, the Town is implementing Level 1 Water Use Restrictions.

Read more about Water Restrictions in Maynard including acceptable and non-acceptable uses during this restriction period.

Town Election and Annual Meeting – May 8th & 15th

All Maynard Residents are encouraged to participate in your town’s future by voting in the Annual Town Election on Saturday, May 8th and attending the Annual Town Meeting on the following Saturday, May 15th.

Annual Town Election, Saturday, May 8th, all voters at Fowler School,  7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Unofficial Results of the 2021 Annual Town Election

Annual Town Meeting, Saturday, May 15th, Mill & Main Parking Lot, starts at 12:00 pm

Maynard Mural Project Seeks Contributions

The Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee, in partnership with the Maynard Cultural Council are excited to announce the next “Maynard as a Canvas” mural project and are seeking community contributions.

The theme is Maynard: Past, Present and Future.

The Maynard Select Board has approved using a Naylor Court wall in Maynard’s Cultural District for the new mural. This prominent site is a highly visible feature in the ongoing revitalization of this area. For more information on this site and on the mural project itself, please visit this site: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8809

As we slowly emerge from the limitations placed on public gatherings by the events of the past year, it is projects such as this that will add to the enjoyment of our outdoor spaces here in town. As we celebrate our town’s 150th anniversary, a mural in a downtown public space offers us an opportunity to learn about the town’s past, participate in its present and look forward to our future through the lens of art.

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Affordable Homeownership Opportunity

Affordable, 2-bedroom condominium in 55+ age-restricted development available in Maynard for $201,827.

The resale condo available for sale is located at 1 Marble Farm Road in Maynard. It is part of an age-restricted development 55+ of 24 condominiums built in 2008. This affordable and spacious 2-bedroom, 2 bath condominium contains 1,969 square feet of living space on two levels. The first floor includes a large open concept space for living and dining, a kitchen, one bedroom, and one full bath. A second bedroom and full bathroom are on the second floor. The unit features a driveway and one-car garage, a back deck, and front porch. The heating system is gas with forced air, and is covered in the condominium association fee. The condo is being sold ‘as-is’ with refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and washer/dryer included.

The purchase price is $201,827. Owners are required also to pay property taxes, and the 2021 Maynard tax rate is $20.15 per $1,000 of valuation or an estimated monthly amount of $339. The condominium fee is currently $154 per month, and the Condominium Association has rules and regulations for all owners that describe the operation of the condominium.

The property is being offered at a discounted rate and, as such, this and all future sales of the property will be in accordance with the guidelines in the Deed Rider that is attached to the unit. The deed restriction will protect the property in perpetuity using resale price limitations.

We invite you to submit an application, with the supplemental information. More information can be found on the RHSO website.

DPW: Hydrant Flushing

The Department of Public Works through our Water and Sewer Division will be conducting Town-wide hydrant water main flushing of the water distribution system, this process will be conducted during the Department’s regular work schedule and in the evening hours over the next several weeks. Hydrant flushing can cause intermittent low water pressure and or discoloration. We thank you for your patience as we conduct necessary regular maintenance of your utility.

Read more about hydrant flushing.

Contact Tracing Update

The Board of Health would like to remind Maynard residents that the Community Tracing Collaborative is supporting our department with contact tracing for COVID-19. The program focuses on reaching out to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and the contacts they have been close to, making sure they have the support they need to isolate or quarantine. When the MA COVID Team calls, you can do your part by answering the phone and providing helpful information that will help flatten and reduce the curve in Massachusetts.

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 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.