Annual/Special Town Meeting – May 20, 2019

To All Citizens of the Town of Maynard and Other Interested Parties:

Please be advised that the Maynard Board of Selectmen, acting at their December 18, 2018 Board of Selectmen meeting, voted five to zero: “To set the date, time and place of the Annual and Special Town Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. respectively and to designate the Fowler School Auditorium on Tiger Drive as the location for the Annual and Special Town Meetings.”

For more information on timeline and petitions please visit the Town Meeting page.

Nomination Papers Available

Nomination papers will be available, Monday, January 7, 2019 for the Annual Town Election, 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The last day to obtain papers is Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

The following offices are open on the Election:

  • 1 Selectmen for a term of three years
  • 1 School Committee member for a term of three years
  • 1 School Committee member for a term of one year (to fill a vacancy)
  • 1 Regional Vocational School Committee member for a term of four years
  • 1 Trustee of Public Library for a term of three years

50 valid Maynard voter signatures are required.

Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 195 Main Street.

If you have any questions, please call 978-897-1300

DPW Notice of Sidewalk Construction

Sidewalk construction is scheduled to begin the week of Monday October 29th, 2018. Construction activities include excavation, sidewalk paving and roadway paving. The Town of Maynard has contracted with Detour Construction LLC to complete the construction services. 

Locations are as follows:

  • Summer Street – Brooks Street to Apple Ridge Road
  • Great Road – Tiger Drive to Winter Street

Once construction is started, no on-street parking will be allowed until all construction activities are completed. 

As construction progress, homeowners on affected roadways may not be able to access their driveway with vehicles when crews are excavating and paving sidewalks directly adjacent to the property. Individual driveway work may take 2-3 days to complete at each location. Temporary walkways will be installed over the sidewalk while it cures to allow for pedestrian access to each property during construction. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Construction will start on Summer Street at Brooks Street the week of October 29th, and will continue through the above listed streets. Construction is scheduled to continue through the fall, weather permitting. Construction will continue in spring of 2019. 

If you have any questions please contact the Maynard DPW at 978-897-1317 or DPW@townofmaynard.net.

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.