The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 24, 2002


A sometimes loud and angry audience joined the budget discussion at the Carlisle Selectmen's May 21 meeting, which was moved to the school auditorium in order to accommodate the large crowd. ...more

The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) met early on Tuesday evening in the Carlisle School cafeteria with the express purpose of determining the budget the Committee would present to the Carlisle Board of Selectmen later that evening. ...more

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) met Saturday morning, May 18, to confront the reality of the school budget cuts resulting from the failure of the 5.9% budget override at the town election last week. Accepting that the town has spoken, the school will now have to deal with the levy limit budget which provides an increase of approximately 2% over last year's budget. The bulk of the somber three-hour meeting was spent discussing cuts in school programs and the implementation of unpopular user fees for non-mandated programs, including full-day kindergarten and bus service for seventh- and eighth-graders. ...more

At Tuesday night's meeting selectman Doug Stevenson and others questioned how town leaders had found additional revenues just when needed to fund their own priorities. He worried aloud about "finding this new money when we told people we couldn't afford" certain expenditures earlier in the budget process. ...more

On the no-override budget:

"The Carlisle School meeting Saturday morning accepted the no-override budget and said they understand and would not seek more [funds]." ...more

The school building committee has been busy this spring reviewing proposals for a feasibility study to analyze building sites for a possible new school, or a school expansion on the existing campus to accommodate increasing enrollments. The committee is reviewing qualifications and checking the references of four finalist companies to do the feasibility study after reviewing over a dozen proposals. $20,000 was approved at the special 2001 fall Town Meeting for the further study. ...more

Cell tower applicant Dave Woodward was able to provide the Carlisle Board of Appeals with a bigger and better map of the land off Bedford Road on which he proposes to build a cell tower, but with little else that the board was looking for. Missing from the presentation was the evidence that the board requires ­ data which shows a lack of cellular coverage and provides evidence that this particular site will meet that need. ...more

The school building committee reviewed proposals from more than a dozen firms before choosing the firms of Hoyle, Tanner Associates (HTA) and GZA Environmental to design the wastewater treatment facility needed for the Carlisle School. ...more

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito