ADA Transition Plan Seeking Public Comments

In 2017, the Town received a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Disabilities to update its ADA Transition Plan. The rewrite has been drafted and it includes new provisions for enable citizens to ask for accommodations, appoints an employee as a point of contact, and outlines new physical and electronic access improvements to be implemented in the coming years.

Before submitting the plan to the Commonwealth for acceptance, public input is required.  In addition, a committee must be re-established which will inform capital planning, make budget recommendations, and assist citizens and the town in determining and establishing proper accommodations in the future. The current committee is dormant.

The draft plan is available for download on the ADA Committee page or by request at the Town Administrator’s Office.  Anyone interested in serving on the ADA Committee should also contact the Town Administrator’s Office for details.

Mandatory Outdoor Water Use Ban In Effect

Public Works Director Aaron Miklosko announces that the Town of Maynard will have a mandatory outdoor water use restriction beginning Monday June 11th, 2018, and will remain in effect until further notice.

The water restriction is the result of an effort to preserve the town’s water supply following a recent mechanical failure in one of its water production wells.

Under this Water Conservation Restriction, all nonessential outdoor use of water is prohibited at all times. The conservation order will be strictly enforced by local officials.

The elevated conservation restriction will help ensure the town can provide an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection.

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Cultural District Summer Spruce-Up Grant

The Assabet Village Cultural District (AVCD) is excited to announce it has been awarded $5,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for making facade and exterior improvements throughout the downtown area!

The AVCD will be accepting funding proposals from local businesses and building owners who wish to take advantage of this one-time grant opportunity.

Visit the Assabet Village Cultural District page for more information and application form.

Assessors Office 2018 Filing Deadlines

If you are planning to file for Real Estate or Personal Property Tax abatements, tax exemptions (such as Widowers/Elderly, Veterans, Blind, etc.), 3ABC Charitable organization or Personal Property tax listings, please visit the Assessors Office page for details on the filing deadlines, instructions and forms.

The Assessors Office page also has information on the Fiscal Year 2018 Property Assessments.

As always the Assessors office is available if you have any questions or need more information.

Legal Notice: Water and Sewer Rates Amended

The Maynard Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. in Room 201 of the Maynard Town Building for the purposes of amending the Town Water and Sewer Rates.  The new water and sewer rates are as follows:

IN TOWN
Water ConsumptionRateSewer UseRate
Base Charge **$20.00Base Charge **$50.00
0 – 500 CF$2.701 – 500 CF$5.50
501 – 1000 CF$6.84501 – 2500 CF$10.60
1001 – 2500 CF$7.35
Over 2500 CF$8.38Over 2500 CF$13.00
OUT OF TOWN
Water ConsumptionRateSewer UseRate
Base Charge **$30.00Base Charge **$73.75
0 – 500 CF$3.781 – 500 CF$7.70
501 – 1000 CF$9.58501 – 2500 CF$14.84
1001 – 2500 CF$10.29
Over 2500 CF$11.73Over 2500 CF$18.20

** Base Charge includes 0 CF (cubic feet)
NOTE: Terminology amended from original Legal Notice which used “Minimum Charge” (3-Jan-2018)

These rates shall become effective with the billing cycle of December 1, 2017.  For additional information please call the Maynard Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.

DPW: Recycling Announcement

The Town of Maynard is announcing automated curbside collection of single stream recycling. Every residence will receive a 95-gallon cart the week of July 31st through August 5th. The entire Town’s recycling will be picked up the week of August 7th and every other week thereafter. Additional carts may be purchased by calling E.L. Harvey. 38-gallon carts are also available for those that need a smaller cart.

With “single stream” recycling no separation of material is needed, i.e. glass, paper and plastic. All material must be in the cart to be collected and the cart must be curbside away from trash, mailboxes, etc. Set bins out by 7am clearly separated from trash. Bins containing improper materials will be left behind.

Here is the calendar showing the transition between the current blue/gray bins and the newer single-stream schedule:

Click here for more information on solid waste and recycling in Maynard.

For questions regarding trash or recycling services please contact E.L. Harvey at 800-321-3002 or the Maynard DPW office at 978-897-1317.

Level 1 Water Restriction now in effect

The Board of Selectmen have declared a Level 1 Water Restriction to be in effect from May 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017.  (The Town was previously under a more stringent Level 3 Restriction.)

Details of the restrictions and more background on why this is needed can be found on the Water Restrictions page.  A summary of the Level 1 Water Use Restriction are: non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  

Examples of nonessential outdoor water uses include but are not limited to:

  • Uses that are not required for health or safety reasons.
  • Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
  • Washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for operator safety; and
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.

Examples of acceptable outdoor water uses include:

  • Irrigation to establish a new lawn during the months of May and September;
  • Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants via hand held hoses only; and
  • Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9:00 AM and after 5:00 PM