The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 22, 1999


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 ...more

The planning board hosted a public hearing on October 12 for a proposed amendment to Section 5.9 of the zoning bylaws, commercial wireless communication facilities. Paul Gill of the wireless communications advisory committee (WCAC) gave a brief presentation before discussion was opened to the public. ...more

On October 18, the municipal land committee (MLC) voted affirmatively on acquiring the site of the old Saint Irene Catholic Church but failed to back the citizen petition to place the Conant Land under permanent conservation restriction. Faced with a deadline imposed by the selectmen to make a recommendation before the November 2 Town Meeting, the final decision ...more

There are a handful of uses the town's leadership is considering as "general municipal purposes" for the former Saint Irene property at 72 Bedford Road. At a cost of $290,000 (the purchase price of $245,000 plus $20,000 for demolition and clean-up and another $25,000 for bonding, legal and accounting fees associated with the purchase) and the possibility ...more

Chris Fleming made his bi-monthly pilgrimage to the planning board for a continued public hearing on his plans for a conservation cluster and common driveway to serve five lots at High Woods located at 662 West Street. Unfortunately, his latest changes and drainage calculations were submitted too late for review by town engineer Dale MacKinnon of Earthtech ...more

All town land-use boards and committees other than the conservation commission have told the selectmen that they do not feel the town should exercise its right of first refusal on the 9.3 acres of land owned by Christopher Fleming and Susan Dollinger off West Street. At their October 12 meeting, the selectmen decided to wait for the opinion of the conservation ...more

Developer Bill Costello returned to the planning board on October 12 for a review of his preliminary subdivision plan for Carriage Way, located at 314 East Riding Drive. Costello proposes to build seven houses (plus two existing) on a cul-de-sac and provide the town with a tenth lot suitable for building. The town owns a previously inaccessible 2.43-acre lot ...more

It's no secret that many of the septic systems in town do not comply with today's rigid Title 5 regulations. When Carlisle property owners try to expand their buildings, they often uncover a failed system. What may come as a surprise is that the town's board of health views repairs of existing systems and upgrades to accommodate expansions very distinctly. ...more

The conservation commission received an update from housing authority chair, Marty Galligan, on that committee's investigation of affordable housing options on the Conant Land, as authorized by the spring Town Meeting. Recognizing the hard work and dedication of the committee, commissioner John Lee offered to recuse himself from the discussion since his views ...more

Carlisle Conservation Commission members displayed uncharacteristic impatience at their October 14 meeting as they chided a representative from the engineering firm of Stamski and McNary. That firm is providing specifications for the Buttrick Woods development. On the hot seat was engineer Beth Schultz, who was presenting an application from the buyer of Lot ...more

The conservation commission has returned to full strength with the appointment of longtime resident, Sylvia Willard. It has not taken long to recruit new commissioners to replace the three veterans who resigned this past summer, and the changeover has brought a variety of backgrounds and talents to one of the town's busiest boards. In a related matter, ConsCom ...more

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