Friday, October 22, 1999
Town Meeting Warrant closed
On October 12, selectmen closed the November 2 Special Town Meeting Warrant with six articles. Article 1 is a report from the Carlisle Housing Authority. Article 2 is for consideration of the purchase of the former Saint Irene property at 72 Bedford Road. Article 3 is the new cell tower bylaw. Article 4 is approval of a free-cash transfer to cover the shortfall in the FY00 budget. Article 5 is a contingency plan to be moved only if Article 4 does not pass. Article 6 was put on the Warrant by petition, to place conservation restrictions on the Conant Land.
Pathways gift received
Bill Costello and John Swanson, trustees of Tall Pines Realty Trust, have delivered a check for $10,250 to the Carlisle Pathways Fund. According to town administrator David DeManche, this money represents the value of paving Fiske Street. Costello had volunteered to pave this road as part of the Tall Pines subdivision but the work was subsequently performed by the department of public works.
Wage study underway
On the recommendation of the personnel board, the selectmen voted to award the contract for the wage equity and classification study to HRS, Inc. of Andover. Town Meeting had approved $15,000 for the study, which will cover all non-union town personnel, and the accepted bid came in at $13,750. The work is now underway and will be completed by February 15. Said Susan Stamps of the personnel board, "I think this will go a long way toward calming the waters. Everyone's been waiting for this."
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