The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 7, 2003

News

Developer Michael Kenny presented a revised plan for his proposed Laurel Hollow development at 302 Lowell Street to the selectmen on January 28. Under the new plan, there will be a total of eight housing units (including two affordable units), and 16 bedrooms. All will be two-bedroom duplexes with two-car garages, occupying four separate structures. The old ...more

Responding to pressure from the Concord and Carlisle finance committees, acting high school superintendent Gene Thayer introduced a draft of possible budget cuts at the January 28 meeting of the regional school committee (RSC). Before displaying this list, he confessed his "silent anger and frustration" during the process of creating the list of ...more

Whether to expand the Carlisle Public School on the present school campus or on the town-owned Banta-Davis Land on Bedford Road is the question before the Carlisle School Building Committee. SMMA Architects of Cambridge presented plans for a new school building on the Banta-Davis Land at the committee's meeting on January 27. Preliminary conceptual drawings ...more

Recently completed engineering studies have determined that the best location for the proposed new leaching/discharge field for the Carlisle School wastewater treatment plant is at the back of the lower playing field at Banta-Davis Land on Bedford Road. The question of where to site the wastewater plant itself still remains an issue. ...more

Town caucus. The selectmen tentatively scheduled the town caucus for March 24 and will finalize the date at their next meeting. ...more

Everyone familiar with current economic conditions recognized that the fiscal year 2004 (FY04) department budget reviews were going to be difficult. However, the January 29 FinCom meeting proved to be an exception to the rule as the FY04 budgets for the Gleason Public Library, the board of health, and the planning board all met the FinCom guidelines. ...more

Funding was seen as a major obstacle to implementation of the footpath plan proposed by the pedestrian and bike safety advisory committee. The committee described their plan at the January 28 meeting of the Carlisle Board of Selectmen. ...more

EQA audit. Acting superintendent Gene Thayer notified the board that an EQA (Education Quality and Accountability) audit is scheduled for the spring of 2003. The EQA is an independent office within the DOE (Department of Education), mandated to examine every school in the Commonwealth. The audit examination requires numerous documents (usually ...more

The invitation from the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) to hear the proposed high school space utilization and renovation report was accepted by about thirty Concord and Carlisle residents on Wednesday, January 29. RSC vice-chair Michael Fitzgerald of Carlisle, Douglas Sacra of HMFM Architects, Inc., CCHS Principal Arthur Dulong and Kate Reid, ...more

Shorten planning board term. By a unanimous vote, the planning board has requested a Warrant article to change the length of the terms served. The proposed article will amend the terms to three years, instead of the current five years. Chairman Kate Reid believes the shorter-term length "would encourage more people to run." The board ...more

New commissioners. Peggy Hilton, newly appointed to the Carlisle Historical Commission, took her seat at the commission's meeting on January 28, and David Chaffin, recently nominated as an alternate commissioner, attended his first meeting. Both Hilton and Chaffin are residents of the historic district. ...more

Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes: 1/27/03 ...more


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