Friday, March 5, 1999
No final word on White property
Bedford Road resident and family member Jonathan White confronted the selectmen with what appeared to him to be a lack of forward momentum on the town's decision on whether to acquire the property located between White's house and the Gleason Library. The property went on the market in the fall after the death of White's mother who left the property to White's sisters, none of whom live in Carlisle. The property is listed by Senkler/Hunneman for $350,000.
Both the library trustees and the municipal land committee have expressed an interest in the town purchasing the property, primarily because of its town center location near the library. The property could provide space for additional parking for the new library. The extended day program is also considering the property as a potential site for its programs which are currently housed in the basement of Saint Irene Church on a rental basis.
The selectmen told White that, although an article had not yet been drafted to put on the Warrant, most likely a placeholder would be submitted by the March 1 deadline. The appraised value of the property is $340,000, according to an independent appraisal obtained by the town.
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