The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 18, 2003


The following are excerpts from the presentation by Doug Stevenson: ...more

This year's Conservationist of the Year award is given to a person who has not been in town all that long by some people's standards but whose contributions have been significant. His fingerprints loom large in many aspects of town affairs but he has made the most notable contributions to the conservation of the scenery and landscape as we know and love it ...more

Voters in both Carlisle and Concord breathed sighs of relief in May when approved overrides for the two towns miraculously resulted in matching budget levels for the Concord-Carlisle High School. But it appears that relief may have been prema-ture. ...more

It was all supposed to be over. Using conservative assumptions of state aid, both towns had approved the 2003-04 (FY04) budget for Concord-Carlisle Regional High School at their respective Town Meetings last May. However, in late June, the governor announced unexpectedly large cuts in aid to towns, leaving Concord with a shortfall of almost $900,000. Concord ...more

At the July 8 meeting of the Carlisle Board of Selectmen, Selectman John Ballantine inquired about the status of the tree replanting plan on the town-owned land by the corner of River and Bedford Roads. Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie said that the replanting had not been done, and the check for $4,000 from Joseph Campagna may have expired, since the town ...more

The east end of Bob and Robin Pernice's house was on fire and tongues of flame were showing from the windows when Carlisle's firefighters arrived at the burning structure on Judy Farm Road, eight minutes after receiving the alarm at 3:49 p.m. on June 28. The police patrol had reported the fire when they investigated an abandoned 911 call and saw flames coming ...more

A report from Carlisle Conservation Restriction Advisory Committee (CRAC) Chair David Kelch brought an atmosphere of palpable angst to the final half hour of the Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) meeting July 10. Kelch announced that in the performance of their charter to monitor compliance with the terms of conservation restrictions held by the ...more

On June 24 Chris Rogers of the auditing firm Sullivan, Rogers & Company, LLC, met with the Carlisle Board of Selectmen to discuss the recently completed audit of the town for fiscal year 2002 (FY02). The auditor's remarks were generally favorable. He assured the board that the FY02 data was consistent with prior years, and with other similar towns. ...more

A chain of events that ended with two arrests began on Thursday, July 10, just after 11 p.m. Carlisle Police Officer Michael Burgess, on a motorcycle, saw two cars parked at the canoe launch on North Road, with no one around. He reported this to dispatch at the police station, and Lieutenant John Sullivan then went to the end of North Road and waited in his ...more

The Conservation Commission considered preliminary paperwork for two significant development projects on June 26 and July 10, respectively. The first consisted of four Abbreviated Notices of Resource Area Delineation (ANRADs) for three lots covering approximately 70 acres of the so-called Ward Land off Cross Street and a modest two-and-a-half acre parcel on ...more

After surveying 54 towns in the state, Carlisle Fire Chief David Flannery sent the Board of Selectmen a proposed revision to the fees charged by the fire department. The Selectmen voted to approve the new fees at their July 8 meeting. ...more

· Clark Farm CR. "For many years we've been looking forward to having the Clark Farm protected, and this is fantastic," said Selectman Doug Stevenson as the board formally approved two conservation restrictions (CRs) on approximately 64 acres of land located between Concord Street and School Street. Dorothy Clark and Cheryl Sanfilippo ...more

The Selectmen invite the public to an informational meeting on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Clark Room, 66 Westford Street. A representative from Comcast will provide an update on present and future Internet and cable wiring in Carlisle. ...more

At their June 24 meeting, the Carlisle Board of Selectmen handled a large number of appointments and reappointments to town committees and other positions, shown below. Terms of appointed town officials expire at the end of the town's fiscal year on June 30. ...more

On June 24 the Carlisle Board of Selectmen agreed to continue sending the town's solid waste to the Wheelabrator incinerator in North Andover for at least three more years. Town Meeting approval is required in order to sign a five-year contract with Wheelabrator, and the Selectmen will place that question on a future Town Meeting Warrant. ...more

The Board of Selectmen wish to announce the following openings on town boards and committees: ...more

Agendas for town boards and committees

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 33 Pilgrim Path ...more

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