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Friday, May 14, 1999

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Town Meeting Scorecard for Warrant articles

Article 22: Open Space Neighborhoods To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning bylaws by adding section 5.8. The Open Space Neighborhood, as set forth in the Warrant, is authorized by the Zoning Act, M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 9, to promote the preservation of Open Space by employing the concept of "cluster development."

The motion to approve failed to carry the necessary two-thirds majority (120 in favor, 91 opposed)

Article 23: Bylaw changes for physicians To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning bylaws, as follows:

Eliminate "physician, dentist" from Article 3.2.1.11.5.5. Add a new zoning bylaw article to 3.2.2 Uses Permissible on Special Permit (in a residence district). (Outlined in the Warrant)

The motion to approve carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (145-58).

Article 24: Guest houses To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning bylaws as follows: Eliminate the words in brackets {}.3.2.1. Permitted Uses

3.2.1.11.1

The motion to approve failed to carry the necessary two-thirds majority (94 in favor, 115 opposed).

Article 25: Limiting home expansions To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning bylaws, as follows:

Modify Section 6.3 to explicitly state that the "50 percent limitation" applies to all expansions of non-conforming structures and non-conforming uses. Clarify ambiguity of interpretation of "floor area" by replacing it with "building footprint." Correct spelling of "neighborhood."

The motion to approve failed to carry the necessary two-thirds majority (112 in favor, 91 opposed).

Article 26: Not limiting home expansions To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning bylaws of the town of Carlisle, as follows:

Modify Section 6.3 to explicitly state that the "50 percent limitation" applies to all expansions of non-conforming structures and non-conforming uses, except expansion to single-family homes. Clarify ambiguity of interpretation of "floor area" by replacing with "building footprint." Correct spelling of "neighborhood."

The motion to approve failed to carry the necessary two-thirds majority (118 in favor, 75 opposed).

Article 27: Bank bylaw To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning bylaws, as follows: Bank authorized by special permit in Residence A District. Add the following paragraphs: 3.2.5 Uses permissible on Special Permit

In General Residence District A, the board of appeals may, subject to the provisions of Section 7.2, authorize by special permit these additional uses:

3.2.5.1.Bank or monetary institution, provided that in each case:

3.2.5.1.1 adequate evidence is submitted that there will be no significant impact with respect to traffic, noise, air quality or exterior lighting;

3.2.5.1.2 exterior appearance of building is congruent with neighborhood;

3.2.5.1.3 there is no outside display of goods, etc.

3.2.5.1.4 provision has been made for off-street parking...adequately screened

The motion to amend 3.2.5.1.2 to make the building and lot subject to review of historical commission under the same regulations which apply to the historic district carried (115 -95).

The motion to approve failed to carry the necessary two-thirds majority (102 in favor, 108 opposed).

Article 28: Administering bank bylaw To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning bylaws by amending Section 7.6.1. for the purpose of administering the provisions of the bylaw relating to non-residential uses and by adding a new Section 7.6.1.5

This article was not moved.

Article 29: Nursery school/day care To see if the town will vote to amend Section 3, District Use Regulations, subsection 3.2.2 Uses Permissible on Special Permit, of the zoning bylaws by removing section: 3.2.2.3 Nursery school or other agency for the day care of children; and by inserting the words, "daycare center as defined in Chapter 28A, Section 9," in Section 3.2.1 of the zoning bylaws as a permitted use as a new Section 3.2.1.4.

This article was not moved.

Article 30: Greenough lease To see if the town will vote to authorize the conservation commission to lease all or a portion of the land owned by the town, commonly known as the Greenough Property, described in a deed recorded with the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds at Book 2086, Page 64, for in-kind services, for a period of five years with a possibility of a five year extension, upon such terms and conditions as the conservation commission shall determine to be appropriate; and further, to see if the town will vote to authorize a home rule petition to the Massachusetts General Court to request enactment of a special act authorizing the lease of said land and buildings described above.

The motion to approve carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (194-0)

Article 31: Tall Pines gift To see if the town will vote to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain Lot 10 in the Tall Pines Subdivision.

The motion to approve carried (187-0)

Article 32: Ice Pond acceptance To see if the town will vote to accept as a public way, a way known as Ice Pond Road, as shown on a plan entitled: "Ice Pond Road, Carlisle, MA," prepared by Westcott Site Service, dated February 22, 1989, and to further vote to authorize the selectmen to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain, such property rights as may be deemed necessary in connection with the acceptance of such way, including but not limited to drainage easements, and further vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum of money to carry out the foregoing.

The motion to approve carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (160-3)

Article 33: Senior housing bylaw (Petition by Inga L. MacRae and others)

Senior Residence Open Space Community Sec. 5.7 of the Zoning By-Law (SROSC)

This article was not moved.

Article 34: Police benefits To determine whether the town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 41, Section 108L, of the Massachusetts General Laws, which establishes a police career incentive pay program (Petition by Robert Fidler and others).

The motion to approve carried unanimously.

Article 35: Cell tower moratorium To determine whether the town will vote to amend the zoning bylaws to add a subparagraph 5.9.1.1 to Section 5.9 - Commercial Wireless Communication Facilities.

"5.9.1. Moratorium on wireless communications facilities. A moratorium on the granting of permits for wireless communications facilities by the zoning board of appeals shall apply for a period of six months from the date of approval of this bylaw amendment. The moratorium will allow time for townspeople to perform a comprehensive study of the technical proposals submitted to the town by wireless communications companies and to participate in a two-way dialogue with the zoning board of appeals and such other town boards and advisory committees as will review and evaluate the proposals. The dialogue will afford abutters and non-abutters alike the opportunity to assess the anticipated multi-faceted impact of wireless communications facilities on their town, their properties, and their families." (Petition by Paul B. Gill and others)

The motion to approve carried with the necessary two-thirds majority (166-7).

Article 36: Lease of town land for cell towers To see if the town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into an agreement for the lease of town land, identified as Foss Farm on Bedford Road, Banta-Davis on Bedford Road, Conant Land and/or DPW Yard, to a wireless communications carrier, or carriers.

This article was not moved.


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