The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 24, 2003


Carlisle real estate is in a period of uncertainty. Data provided by Carlson GMAC Real Estate indicates 42 homes were sold in Carlisle during the first eight months of 2003, a downturn from last year when 52 were sold during the same time period. However, according to Town Assessor John Speidel, a fall upturn may be in process, as four homes over one million ...more

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) has been preparing for the Special Town Meeting on November 10, at which funding for the $1.5 million wastewater treatment facility for the Carlisle Public School will be requested. At the CSC meeting on October 15, committee member Paul Morrison reported that few substantive issues surfaced at meetings between the ...more

The first 40B comprehensive permit for a multi-unit development in Carlisle has received the unanimous approval of the Carlisle Board of Appeals (BOA). Last April the board took up the application of Michael Kenney to develop an eight-unit complex on a four-acre parcel of land at 302 Lowell Road. Because one quarter of the units are designated as affordable ...more

The two men arrested last week for attempted burglary and numerous other charges (Mosquito, October 17, page 1) have been arraigned and are currently being held at the Concord District Court. Bail for Francis McLaughlin was set at $1,000 cash and bail for John Zieba was set at $3,500 cash. Unless they make bail, they will be in custody until the next available ...more

The Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory Committee appeared before the Selectmen on October 14 with a request to release funds for a portion of the footpaths project which was approved by the Spring Town Meeting. Member Jack Troast had earlier sought authorization from the board to expend $1,250 on additional survey work as follows: ...more

Quarterly Taxes. Town Treasurer Larry Barton raised the issue of quarterly tax payments once again. This has been a tempting possibility since Ann Vandal was treasurer and it has some fiscal merits. Barton disclosed that the town had to pay $8,200 in interest when it was forced to borrow $2M for 90 days last summer to pay bills. "Even if ...more

The first real estate tax bills for fiscal 2004 were mailed to taxpayers on Monday October 20, and are due and payable by November 24, 2003. ...more

Steve Lerner, Carlisle's representative on the Hanscom Field Advisory Committee (HFAC) provided a written update to the Selectmen on the status of FedEx at Hanscom. ...more

School Business Manager Steve Moore presented the preliminary assumptions and goals for the FY05 school budget to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on October 15. ...more

At the October 15 Carlisle School Committee meeting, member Nicole Burkel commented on the new lunch menu to School Business Manager Steve Moore, who had initiated the changes. "I'm hearing nothing but good about your school lunch. I have a kid who ate a salad," said Burkel. ...more

Perc Rate study. Engineer Ken Waite presented the results of a study on the effect of increasing the percolation rate limit to 60 minutes per inch. Waite initiated the study in March at the board's request as the State intends to change the Title 5 requirement the first of January. The slower perc rate will mean that leach fields will need to ...more

The Town Clerk's office will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2003. This is the last day for those needing to register to vote in the Special Town Meeting to be held on November 10, 2003, and the Special Town Election on November 18, 2003. If you are already a registered voter in Carlisle, it is not necessary to register again. ...more

Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes: 9/29, 10/6 ...more

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