PROGRESS: Maynard focused on resource management and economic growth | Oelwein daily register

The town of Maynard, home of the Midwest Blue Devils, continues to focus on resource management and economic growth. From late 2020 to 2021, he installed a city-wide garbage service, enacted new housing incentives, and partnered with Fayette County economic development and tourism in development programs. leadership and community development.

The city proudly hosted Maynard Days in June 2021 and is grateful for the school and community engagement during this great weekend event and many seasonal activities throughout the year.

The Maynard Community Library has resumed its library learning program, and the Community Hall remains active hosting private and public gatherings with its full-service kitchen.

The City Council appreciates grants from the Fayette County Community Foundation that helped provide solar speed signs now placed at each end of Main Street, as well as near the school and park. The council is looking forward to the addition of traffic cameras to further reduce speed in the city in coordination with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Main Street received a new storefront and additional accessible parking was marked. Resident gardeners tend to potted flowers along Main Street and have organized to update and refresh the additional public space.

Long-term plans to improve City Park amenities, including a campground shower stall and updated playground equipment, are in the works. The board is exploring all possible grants and fundraising opportunities for this great park project.

The City Council continues to focus on maintaining the streets, sewers and water facilities as well as enforcing the code for the benefit of the community. Aging water meters need to be replaced, and the city is investigating various models and systems to improve the accuracy of water usage reporting and office efficiency. The biggest hurdle Maynard faces is a project to install sewers to meet IDNR standards.

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