The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 11, 2002


No more than four horses will be allowed on the Campagna property at 964 Bedford Road. That was the compromise reached on Thursday night, October 3, at the board of appeals hearing on the request of Joseph Campagna for a special permit to board six horses at his newly constructed barn. ...more

Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson and others in the school administrative team are interviewing candidates for the school business manager position vacated by Eileen Riley, who left Carlisle last Friday. Fox-Melanson said she hopes the school finds someone soon; however they haven't received many resumes because people who might apply for the position already have jobs this school year. Once the school has found a qualified candidate they will make a recommendation to the Carlisle School Committee. ...more

It's only early October, but already the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) is preparing for another potentially tumultuous spring budget season. At its October 2 meeting, the FinCom reviewed reactions to its preliminary budget presentations and looked for ways to improve on the budget process of last spring which required an extra Town Meeting and election to resolve. ...more

Under state law, developers can bypass local planning, wetland, and zoning regulations if 25% of the units in the proposed development qualify as "affordable housing." Only those towns which contain less than 10% affordable housing are subject to this type of project, and Carlisle currently falls below the 10% threshold. Developers must still meet all state regulations, such as Title 5 requirements and the state Wetland Protection Act. ...more

The school community learned about ways to create "green" buildings at an informational talk hosted by the school building committee last week. Warren Leon, executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, defined "green" buildings as being both environmentally and people-friendly, as well as energy-efficient. ...more

FY03 tax rate. Finance committee chair Larry Barton reported that the tax rate has been certified at $15.05 per $100,000 of assessed real estate value. ...more

At the October 2 meeting of the Carlisle Board of Health Carlisle resident Ed Sonn and engineer Joe March of Stamski and McNary started out by explaining that there have been backups in the St. Irene Rectory septic system and feel that some repairs may be necessary. Sonn explained that when the landscaping for the new church was done, they uncovered the rectory septic system. The rectory was built in the early 1960s and the board of health has no record of the design. The leaching pit is located underneath a 2x2 foot concrete conduit and would be difficult to rebuild or service. ...more

The Carlisle Board of Appeals granted a renewal, on October 3, of a five-year special permit to Billy Luther to operate the Carlisle Auto Body shop on Bedford Road. In operation since 1977, Luther spoke about his new building, his good neighbor policy in taking care of any issues or complaints immediately, and his newly improved technology. The board complimented Luther on the operation of his business and the fine plantings and good looking new building. ...more

Board of Health agenda for Oct 17...more

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