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Friday, June 16, 2000

Have you seen an electric car driving around town lately? Have you been stuck behind it creeping up the hill on Lowell Street? That was me, bringing the kids home from school, or doing some other errand within a 25-mile radius of our electric outlet. ...more

Conservation commissioner Tom Brownrigg has raised a question that remained in limbo after the Town Meeting vote that rejected the proposal to build affordable housing on the Conant Land. At the board's June 8 meeting, he informed his colleagues that he would like to see a subcommittee formed to work on a conservation restriction (CR) for that town-owned tract. ...more

Unanticipated expenses and a backlog in town record-keeping forced the interim town administrator to issue a moratorium on town department spending on June 13. Even before the May and June bills, interim town administrator Madonna Mckenzie believes the $115,000 reserve fund, set aside for unanticipated expenses, is nearly depleted for the fiscal year 2000 which ends on June 30. ...more

On May 31, the bike and pedestrian safety committee held an open meeting, attended by selectman Vivian Chaput, planning board member Kate Reid, and several town residents, to receive input on the request for proposals (RFP) for the first phase of the Carlisle School pathways loop. At Town Meeting in May, the committee received approval to begin planning a footpath, accessible by bikes, strollers and other conveyances, along the triangle defined by School Street, Church Street and the section of Bedford Road between them. The footpath would also have two extensions from the end of Church Street to Kimball's Ice Cream and from the corner of Church and School Streets to the entrance to the school's Spalding Building, where kindergarten and first grade classes are held. ...more

The date for the last day of service at the library at the Carlisle Institute at 872 Westford Road is Saturday, June 17. The reopening date for the library at 22 Bedford Road will be determined later, as the library gets closer to being ready to welcome everyone back. ...more

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