Friday, April 16, 1999
School septic plan okayed by DEP
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a decision in favor of the town of Carlisle in the matter of the construction of a new septic system for the school on the Banta-Davis Land. The ruling basically says that the construction can go ahead under the order of conditions that had been issued by the conservation commission. This is the decision that has been awaited for over a year since the Landers family of Bedford Road challenged the original approval of the DEP. The Landerses had not appealed to the DEP to change the decision within the required seven days, but through today, they could still file an appeal in civil court that would delay construction again.
On April 6, school business manager Eileen Riley told the Carlisle School Committee that bid documents for the septic system construction would be prepared for distribution on April 20, as long as there is no appeal by the Landerses. Then the school building committee could have bids in hand before Town Meeting, she said.
School committee members were hopeful that the project would finally proceed. The current septic system leaching field, located under Spalding Field, failed to meet Title 5 requirements in March, 1996.
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