The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 14, 2000


Selectmen act on well proposal

After a briefing by Cranberry Bog operator Mark Duffy and the Carlisle Conservation Commission, on January 12 the board of selectmen decided to take two actions on the Chelmsford Water District's proposal to build a well field which could draw 250,000 gallons of water daily from the source of water used to irrigate the bog.

Specifically, the board of selectmen voted to hire attorney Frank DeLuna, a water rights specialist who has been advising Duffy, to represent and defend the town's interests before the Chelmsford Conservation Commission, which is hearing a Notice of Intent on this project on Tuesday, January 18. Secondly, the board voted to send a joint letter with the Carlisle ConsCom to the Chelmsford ConsCom notifying them of Carlisle's registered rights to the water and impressing upon them the importance of considering these rights in acting on the notice. This letter will become a part of the public record should an appeal become necessary.

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