The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 18, 2002


Shorts from the Carlisle Board of Selectmen, October 8

· River Road update. At their October 8 meeting, the Carlisle Board of Selectmen delayed voting on the plan submitted by Joseph Campagna to replant trees he cut on town-owned land bordering his property along River Road. Town administrator Madonna McKenzie described the plan, which included planting four 10-foot trees as well as various shrubs. Campagna had been asked to stake the boundary of his property, but had not yet complied. McKenzie said that department of public works superintendent Gary Davis was willing to mark the boundary (using the county map as a reference), billing Campagna for the costs of labor. The selectmen did not favor this idea, and preferred to have the boundary fixed by a certified surveyor. The selectmen asked McKenzie to remind Campagna to stake the property line.

· Revenue enhancement committee. The board discussed forming an ad hoc committee to explore new sources of town revenue. Selectman John Ballantine thought the town might discover perhaps a couple of hundred thousand dollars in revenue. Board member Tim Hult suggested surveying other towns for ideas. Selectmen will consult again with the finance committee before activating the new subcommittee.

· Drug and alcohol policy. The board adopted a policy of drug testing for employees using commercial driver's licenses. Currently this policy only applies to DPW employees, who already undergo random drug testing in accordance with state regulations.

· Appointments. Kathy Galligan and Lois d'Annunzio were appointed to three-year terms on Carlisle's household recycling committee. Peter Chelton was appointed to the long-term capital requirements committee. The board of selectmen also appointed Cindy Nock for a three-year term as an associate member of the zoning board of appeals. Finally, Tim Hult was appointed the selectmen's representative to the recently created financial audit group.

· Community development plan (CDP) go ahead. By signing an initial agreement, the selectmen began the application for up to $30,000 in state funding to prepare a community development plan.

· Executive session. At the end of their meeting, the board of selectmen went into an executive session for discussion relating to collective bargaining for the high school teachers' contract.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito