Friday, November 22, 2002
Shorts from the selectmen, 11/12
• Merit pay raise for town administrator. The board of selectmen voted a merit raise of $1,000 for the salary of town administrator Madonna McKenzie, bringing her yearly salary to $69,000. In September the board raised the town administrator's pay by 4.6%, but they postponed a decision about a merit raise until after her performance review had been completed. Since then, selectmen John Ballantine and Vivian Chaput interviewed McKenzie and reviewed the written evaluations provided by board members. They then recommended a merit increase. Funds to cover the increase are included in the current town budget.
• River Road status. Joseph Campagna has agreed to have a surveyor replace a boundary marker which was disturbed when he removed trees protected under Carlisle's scenic byways bylaw. Trees were removed from town property as well as from Campagna's own land. The town administrator said that town counsel had given several possible actions the town might take in the matter. The response favored by the town administrator was to issue a fine of $500, and require replanting of the trees. The selectmen did not vote to take any action on the matter. The Campagna property is now for sale.
• Appointments. The selectmen accepted the resignation of Jim Marchant from the senior tax advisory committee, and then appointed him to the town's fiscal audit committee. Assessor John Speidel was appointed for a one-year term on the senior tax advisory committee.
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