The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 21, 2000


A two-alarm fire in a detached garage and upstairs apartment unit on Old East Street last Friday morning was under control by the time mutual aid crews from Concord and Chelmsford arrived according to Carlisle Fire Department Captain Jonathan White. ...more

Due to Carlisle's rising share of the enrollment, the town's assessment for the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School will increase by 18 percent next year. The number of Carlisle students enrolled at CCHS rose from 207 in 1998 to 244 in 1999 resulting in an increase in Carlisle's assessment ratio. ...more

The school library was packed for the January 18 Carlisle School Committee meeting with about 75 parents, teachers and interested citizens, many of whom had come to support the superintendent and school system. Chair David Dockterman, recognizing that the audience expected to hear about the recent complaints, opened the meeting with a statement, which included a report from the director of student services and Title 9 officer Linda Stapp.(See below) ...more

Trying to put closure on a simmering problem between neighbors, the board of selectmen voted on January 11 that the path running from land owned by Walter Flannery on Baldwin Road over town-owned conservation land and near land owned by Bill and Margie McCormick to Bellows Hill Road is not a town road. The conservation commission, which met jointly with the selectmen that evening, agreed and reiterated its position that vehicles may not be driven over conservation land. ...more

A strange thing happened between the first and second versions of the High Woods special permits for a conservation cluster and common driveway off West Street. In the second version, which is now official and final, the requirement that owner Chris Fleming contribute $5,000 to the Carlisle Pathway Trust for construction of bike/pedestrian paths somehow got dropped. Kristine Bergenheim of the bike/pedestrian safety committee brought this to the attention of planning board members as they were gleefully signing off the final documents on January 10. ...more

Resident Theodore Treibick presented a ninth iteration of an Approval Not Required (ANR) plan for 138 East Street to the planning board. The board has refused to endorse Treibick's plan over the past few months because of various engineering errors and rule violations. R. Wilson and Associates made numerous changes to the plan in hopes that the board would finally accept the unusual boundaries. Both Treibick and Russ Wilson attended the January 10 meeting in hopes that the ninth life of this ANR cat would finally prevail. ...more

The planning board has beencharged with drafting and adopting the rules and regulations by which the wireless communications facilities bylaw, approved at Town Meeting in November, will be administered. Led by member Dan Holzman, who works in the telecommunications industry, the board has prepared an initial draft of these regulations. Four members of the Carlisle Wireless Applications Advisory Committee (WAAC)Paul Gill, Fontaine Richardson, Dave Keast, and Bob Hambletonattended the planning board meeting on January 10 to review and discuss the draft. ...more

Managers of Carlisle's public safety departments told the finance committee on January 12 in order to permit salary increases, maintain personnel and still meet the severely restricted budget guidelines FinCom issued in December, they would reduce training and maintenance expenses. ...more

By cutting $5,000 from the road construction and maintenance account for next year, supervisor of public works Gary Davis was able to present a budget to the selectmen that squeaked under the 1.4 percent guideline set by the finance committee. ...more

Bus 5 needed some help getting to the top of Judy Farm Road on Thursday, January 13. Driving conditions had become increasingly slippery during the day, and Judy Farm and Heald Roads were sanded during the day. However, that wasn't enough: Bus 5 slid back down the hill and, according to Gary Davis, superintendent of the department of public works, it took a second truck and a plow to get the bus up the hill. ...more

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