Friday, March 8, 2002
Shorts from the board of selectmen, February 26
· Carriage Way sale yet to close. A title issue has prevented closing on the sale of a town-owned lot in the Carriage Way development. The purchase and sale agreement has been extended.
· AT&T check received. Consistent with Carlisle's renewal contract for cable services, a check for $25,000 has been received from AT&T for video equipment and public access programming. It was accepted with the allocation to be determined.
· Town Election Day changed. Election Day was moved from May 13 to May 14. The election was planned for a Monday in error and was changed to Tuesday as is traditional.
· Pathway funding approved. A request by the pedestrian and bike safety committee to withdraw $10,000 from the pathways fund to surface the completed pathway was approved.
· Bike race approved. A request by the Northeastern University cycling team to go through Carlisle on a section of Rt. 225 was approved. The race will take place on March 25.
· Hensleigh resigns. Howard Hensleigh resigned from the celebrations committee with a letter that noted while "an old WWII parachute infantryman with five major battles in the European Theater of Operations added something to the committee...there is a time for all things to end." The selectmen accepted his resignation with appreciation for his many years of service to the town.
· Short-term borrowing. Treasurer Ann Vandal requested the town borrow $1 million for two months at two percent interest to fill a cash shortfall. She noted the general fund, which used to be treated as "one big pot" is now being allocated to the correct funds, with the result "we can no longer rob Peter to pay Paul" as a method for covering shortfalls. The upside of this allocation will be better accountability. The request passed unopposed.
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