Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chairs of the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board have determined all public hearings would be continued until the first scheduled Board/Committee meeting after the Governor’s State of Emergency, declared on March 10, 2020, is lifted. The Chairs have concluded that due to the inability to ensure members of the public would be able to participate in “virtually hosted” public hearings, continuances are warranted. This is consistent with the provisions of Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020 §17 and time periods applicable to applications will be tolled in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
If you have further questions please contact via email at email@example.com (Town Planner) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Conservation Agent/Assistant Planner) or leave a voicemail at 978-897-1302.
We appreciate your patience in this most unusual and ever evolving situation.
As stated in Special Condition 8 of the Massachusetts Water Management Acts permit the Maynard Public Water Supply is required to implement and enforce a non-essential outdoor water use restriction starting May 1, 2020 through October 1, 2020. (Approved by the Board of Selectmen on April 14, 2020.)
Under the Level 1 Water Use Restriction, non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
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.
The Department of Public Works would like residents to know the procedural changes that the department has implemented to provide safe working conditions for both our staff and residents through the Town of Maynard in regards to the current COVID-19 situation affecting all.
Telephone-based mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the US to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards and other information. Now the Town of Maynard announces that they have selected Hyper-Reach to improve notification capability to the area. Hyper-Reach is a state of the art mass emergency notification system and the service is now fully operational.
The new emergency alert system, replacing the previous Maynard Blackboard system, will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and even TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired. The system sends thousands of these messages to geographically targeted households in seconds, and can simultaneously deliver them to an even broader audience via social media, as well as sending broadcast messages to most current mobile telephones (made since 2011) in an affected area by providing access to FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.
“Our job is to protect the citizens of the Town of Maynard and keep them informed as effectively and cost-effectively as possible.” said Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director. “We reviewed Hyper-Reach as a potential emergency notification service for Maynard, and their system gave us everything we needed at a competitive price. We’re really excited about this improved system.”
The Town plans to use the service in the same way they utilized the previous system, primarily for alerts about weather and environmental hazards, public safety and missing persons. Landline phone numbers are automatically enrolled for Community alerts, but Community and Weather alerts to mobile phones and email addresses as well as Weather alerts to landline phones and are only included when people enroll. Residents and people who work in the Town of Maynard are encouraged to enroll now either by calling or texting “Alert” to (978) 307-8700 or by going to the Maynard Hyper-Reach signup page.