Friday, March 1, 2002
Selectmen accept historical society site plan
The Carlisle Historical Society presented a site plan of their property at 698 Concord Street during the selectmen's February 12 meeting. The property, formerly a residence known as Coppermine Farm, has been renamed the Heald Homestead.
The historical society is a non-profit, educational corporation. It plans to use the house for its headquarters and as a location to store its archives, conduct research and prepare exhibits. While the board of directors will meet there, it will not be used for public meetings. A caretaker will also live in the house.
Proposed changes for the site were minimal and included filling in the swimming pool and removing the fence. The site already has seven parking spaces and the historical society does not plan to add any more. The building inspector, the board of health and the planning board have given their respective approvals for the change of use of the site.
The board approved the proposed site plan. At the request of the society, the selectmen also agreed to waive the normal $1,000 filing fee and $2,000 project review fee. Selectman Doug Stevenson recused himself from voting on this application because he is a member of the historical society.
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