The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 20, 2002


A new design for the expansion of the Carlisle Public School proposes a new two-story, L-shaped building for preschool to grade 2 on the present site of the Carlisle Castle playground, near the corner of Church and School Streets. At the December 9 meeting of the Carlisle School Building Committee, SMMA Architects of Cambridge also recommended ...more

On Tuesday December 10, the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) approved a two-phase approach to undertaking and funding the $45 million high school renovation and expansion project. The decision by the RSC to phase the funding attempts to respond to the political realities associated with getting Concord and especially Carlisle voters to approve ...more

The Massachusets Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) has requested comments from Carlisle's selectmen on the 10-unit housing project proposed by builder Michael J. Kenny for the four-acre lot at 302 Lowell Street. Kenny appeared before the board of selectmen on December 10 to answer their questions about his project, named Laurel Hollow. ...more

Ray Lyons of the New England Forestry Foundation spoke to the Carlisle Board of Selectmen on December 10, requesting their approval of a perpetual conservation restriction (CR) Janet Lovejoy wishes to grant to the Foundation. The CR applies to 35 acres of her land lying between West Street and Heald Road. The forestry foundation has managed the wooded land ...more

Wage increases. It was unclear to the selectmen how to fund cost-of-living raises for town employees, given the finance committee guidelines of a 1.5% budget increase for non-school departments. The consumer price index is 2.6%. Some employees are due to receive additional salary raises due to grade changes as recommended by the town's wage ...more

Pedestrian and bike safety committee head Deb Belanger was on friendly turf December 12 as she sought and received clearance from the Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) for work on the next leg of the pathway network in the town center. This was just one of several hurdles that the committee must negotiate with town officials and abutters who have ...more

Maple Street new construction

Speaking for owners Beverly and David Morrison, engineer Keith Murray returned to the commission to present revised plans for construction of a dwelling, driveway, associated utilities and landscaping on a rather wet two-acre lot on Maple Street, which will require work in the buffer zone and in the wetland itself. Murray reported that a number ...more

Not all state coffers have been depleted; grant money is still available to towns for the purpose of creating a community development plan. The planning board met with the community preservation committee (CPC) on December 12 to work on Carlisle's application for a $30,000 grant, which must be submitted by the end of December. John Lee, the conservation commission's ...more

The Carlisle Finance Committee met with school superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson, new school business manager Steven Moore, and members of the school committee on December 11 for an initial review of the impact of the FinCom's FY04 guideline budget on school programs. The current FinCom guideline for the school allows a 2.6 % increase over this year's (FY03) ...more

At the December 11 finance committee meeting, chair Larry Barton renewed a discussion of the impact of special education (SPED) costs at the school (see December 13 issue of the Mosquito). "With the school population increasing 3 or 4%, what's driving budget increases of 6 to 7%?" asked Barton of Carlisle School Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson. ...more

Hydrogeological studies of the Banta-Davis Land off Bedford Road are expected to confirm that the best location for the leaching field for the new school wastewater treatment plant is at the back of the lower playing field. The engineering firm GZA will give a full report on its findings to the school building committee this week. ...more

The Carlisle School Association (CSA), the parent-teacher organization of the Carlisle Public School, announces the awarding of $7,600 in grants for teacher programs and supplies. These grants, funded through our Gift Wrap, Book Sale, and other fund-raisers, will provide assistance for a variety of unmet needs throughout the grades, from sports uniforms to ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Historical Society ...more

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