The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 14, 2002


The Mosquito asked Selectman Carol Peters to explain current budget considerations.

The Carlisle selectmen, finance commmittee and town administrator have been working overtime this week to prepare for our Special Town Meeting on June 17 and town election on June 26. The Special Town Meeting will decide on funding for the regional high school, adding an additional $125,000 to what has already been appropriated in order to meet the budget level passed in Concord. It would be funded by $50,000 from available revenue, and by additional taxes authorized by a proposed $75,000 override. Town Meeting will also decide on the state of salary increases for our non-school town employees, who would receive no raises under the current budget. ...more

Forget what we told you in the Mosquito last week. It's changed (again). ...more

The Warrant articles were broadly drafted and the final wording of the motions had not been completed at press time. The following is the expected strategy as of Wednesday morning. ...more

A receptive board of appeals and 30 to 40 neighbors and abutters heard cell tower applicant David Woodward make a formal presentation covering most of the questions required to complete his application to erect a 199-foot lattice-type tower on the Woodward-Anderegg property line off Bedford Road. Many of the details of the proposal had been presented at earlier hearings. ...more

Ground was broken for the Great Brook Farm State Park's new comfort station/shade pavilion and landscape improvements on Friday, June 7. The new facility will be located on top of a hill adjacent to the new parking lot and will feature visitor restroom facilities, an administrative office, shade pavilion for sheltered seating and a gathering area for visiting groups. The location will also provide sweeping views of the farm and meadow landscape and a terrace surrounding the building with butterfly garden and picnic area. ...more

As the town prepares for the Special Town Meeting on Monday, the regional school committee (RSC) is looking for ways to secure the requested budget increase for the high school while avoiding the cost and stress of a prolonged budget process, especially a joint Concord-Carlisle Town Meeting. (See Warrant on this page.) ...more

7:30 p.m.

Middlesex, ss.

To the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Secretary ...more

Policy on distribution of materials. CSC chair Suzanne Whitney Smith read the proposed "Policy for the Distribution of Materials by Pupils and Staff" to the committee. The policy states "Materials being sent home with pupils should relate to school matters...such materials must be approved in advance by the superintendent or his/her designee." After some rewording the policy was accepted and will be printed in the school handbook. ...more

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