The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 11, 2001

News

Warrant reflects financial impact of town growth

Although no single issue is expected to dominate the Annual Town Meeting, starting next Monday, May 14, citizens will be asked to reach deep into their pockets to fund large school budgets, as well as some big ticket capital purchases, including a big new fire truck and a dumper/sander truck for the town. Rapid town growth has its costs.

Recent discussions with the seven members of the Carlisle Financial Committee provided an opportunity to probe the role of the FinCom and to hear concerns the various members share as they look forward to substantial capital spending for new schools and other town needs.

Like financial committees everywhere, the Carlisle Finance Committee is sometimes stereotyped as a conservative, anti-spending, ‘just-say-no’ group of guys narrowly focused on minimizing budgets and dedicated to holding town boards and departments to artificially low guidelines.

Fire burns over five acres on Towle Field trail

Tuesday night, May 8, Carlisle firefighters struggled with the dark side of the lovely dry weather citizens have enjoyed for the past few weeks, as a brush fire threatened the tinder-dry woodlands at town-owned Towle Field. It took just over an hour, until 9:07 p.m.

Nextel, Sprint hope to share space on new AT&T tower

 

Abutters and interested citizens that turned out for the Board of Appeals’ May 3 hearing on Nextel’s application for siting a 100-foot cell tower at 1 River Road, instead heard Nextel ask for another month’s extension.

 


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