Present and Counted For
Town Meeting voters sign in Monday night with tellers left to
right, Susan Evans, Donna Ajgaonkar, Janet Hentschel, Connie Metivier,
Bev Guyer and Irene Blake.
(Photo: Ellen Huber)
debates characterize two nights of TM
It took over six hours on two nights to slog through the 24 articles
on the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting this week. Complex, confusing,
and costly appropriations under Article 5 (the FY02 operating budget)
occupied most of Monday's session.
favors property rights over wetlands
by Seba Gaines
The Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) lost a close one, 78
to 80, in its attempt to gain a stronger hand for protecting the town's
wetland resources at the Tuesday night Town Meeting. The negative vote
on their proposal to extend ConsCom jurisdiction to isolated wetlands
and vernal pools and to establish no-build zones surrounding all wetland
features came after intensive debate and a succession of procedural
what they mean, what they cost
Ballot questions 1, 2 and 3 at next Tuesday's town election each involve
different uses for the town's money, but the three questions all have
one thing in common: they authorize the town to raise more money in
property taxes than Proposition 2-1/2 would ordinarily allow.