The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 16, 2001

News

A 2% surcharge, with exclusions for the first $100,000 of property valuation and for residents qualifying for low income housing, will be proposed when the special town meeting convenes on April 10 to discuss and vote on the Community Preservation Act. This Act allows Carlisle to add a surcharge to property taxes to develop a fund for the purposes of conservation protection, historic preservation, and affordable housing...more

The Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) has asked the board of selectmen to include a $13,050 request for appraisal of the deteriorating Greenough Pond dam on the Warrant for Spring Town Meeting...more

The leadership of the junior and senior classes has presented a proposal to respond to concerns about inappropriate behavior at dances, which led to the cancellation of the scheduled December dance. Class officers have proposed that a contract, to be signed by parents and students, be required for the purchase of a ticket, and that a pre-dance supper be held at the school, to be chaperoned by parents and school staff. They are currently working out the final details of the proposal and have set March 31 as the date for the first dance under these new rules...more

In a 49-44 overtime victory over Walpole at the Fleet Center last Tuesday night the CCHS girls basketball team captured the MIAA Division 2 EMass title for the first time in history. The excitement isn't over for the 25-0 Patriots as they go to the state championship game at the Worcester Centrum tomorrow at 2:15 p.m., playing the winner of Wednesday's match between Drury and Oxford...more

Carlisle Housing Authority (CHA) members Alan Lehotsky and Steve Pearlman sought Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) backing for their five-year plan to make a respectable dent in the town's affordable housing deficit at the commission's March 1 meeting. Armed with the 20-page CHA Housing Plan 2000, they requested ConsCom support at the May 14 Spring Town Meeting and during the implementation phase that they hope will follow...more

The development of a new affordable housing proposal that will be placed before the Spring Town Meeting was the focus of the Carlisle Housing Authority meeting on February 28...more

Transportation and housing issues continue to dominate the regional scene as MAGIC (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination) towns try to cope with the fact that "these are residential towns and now they are becoming economic centers." With limited funding available from this legislature for concrete measures that could alleviate housing and transportation issues, the response to local problems at the state level is apparently to analyze them...more


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