The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 5, 1999


The selectmen did not exactly roll out the red carpet to welcome North Middlesex Savings Bank, the new owner of the old Saint Irene Church property on Bedford Road, when the bank unveiled its plans at the selectmen's meeting on February 23. While no objections were expressed to the concept of a full-service bank in the town center, selectmen made it clear ...more

Housing authority chair Marty Galligan had the selectmen's full attention on February 23 when he submitted his proposed Warrant article to spend $40,000 for the purpose of planning and design of up to 12 units of affordable housing on the Conant Land. Galligan elaborated that this project essentially revitalizes a portion of the affordable housing plan for ...more

Representatives of the North Middlesex Savings Bank appeared before the planning board on February 22 to discuss a proposed Warrant article to amend the town's zoning bylaws. They wish to add "commercial bank" to section 3.2.2, "Uses Permissable on Special Permit in Residence Districts". Tony O'Neil, vice-president and treasurer of the ...more

The Carlisle Planning Board has scheduled a meeting on Monday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall to discuss the proposed Open Space Neighborhood (OSN) bylaw that will be on the Warrant for Town Meeting. An OSN is a subdivision that will have the same number of homes as a standard subdivisiona maximum of one per two acresbut they will be concentrated, ...more

Members of the planning board discussed a possible bylaw amendment that would establish requirements for "lot regularity." This was instigated by the recent application from Theodore Treibick in which oddly shaped lots are strung out with very thin connections to obtain sufficient acreage. Westford and Groton presently apply a "coefficient of ...more

Although many townspeople believe that small houses in Carlisle should be considered an endangered species, the conservation commission presented a proposal to the selectmen on February 23 to demolish the 750-square foot house on the Greenough Land. This proposal is one of two alternative Warrant articles relating to the Greenough property, the other being ...more

On February 23, the selectmen voted to accept the gift of Lot 10, the Tall Pines subdivision lot closest to the historic Carlisle Pines State Forest. The gift was made by John Swanson, individually and in his capacity as trustee of Swanson Family Trust, JMS Realty Trust, and Susan and Peter Realty Trust. The parcel contains approximately three acres and was ...more

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 ...more

At a February 22 planning board public hearing on the Buttrick Woods conservation cluster off Concord Street, Joe March of Stamski and McNary reported resolution of "a couple of major items." ...more

Before updating the selectmen on the status of the FY00 budget, the finance committee presented three alternative scenarios for bonding the town's long-term debt. Between the most and least aggressive approaches there was a difference of approximately $200,000 in total debt, which would translate into a difference in tax rate of approximately 28 cents per ...more

"Very rarely, with a mounded system, do we have an opportunity for a gravity system," stated town consulting engineer Rob Frado at the February 23 board of health meeting. ...more

The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee continued its discussion of the budget override for the high school at its meeting on February 23. This is the first year that the high school budget will require an override request to be voted on at Concord and Carlisle Town Meetings. ...more

The HIV/AIDS policy that has been in effect at the Concord Public Schools since 1988 was recently revised to increase confidentiality for any student who might have AIDS. ...more

Area towns have asked MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Council) for a feasibility study which would delineate the need for transportation resources to this area, although funding for such a study is still not definite. One member said, "We want some real numbers here" when discussing the proposed study at MAGIC's February meeting. ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito