The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 19, 2003


Davida Fox-Melanson, Superinten-dent of the Carlisle Public Schools (CPS), visited the Carlisle Finance Committee on December 10 to present her priorities for the next school year. Although a fiscal 2005 (FY05) guideline for the school budget has not been finalized, Fox-Melanson has been told to expect almost no increase over the current year, FY04. Her overview ...more

This holiday season is proving to be extra special for some people. The Daisy family has announced that, pending final family approvals, as of December 26 Daisy's Market will be under new ownership. According to family spokesperson Louis Daisy, Carlisle residents Robin Emerson and Larry Bearfield of Carlisle Center Ventures, LLC, will assume ownership of the ...more

At a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board on December 9, the combined boards approved Ray Bahr of Hickory Lane and Richard Boule of Kimball Road as associate members of the Planning Board. Planning Board Chair Louise Hara explained the importance of having two associate members. "Five voting members are needed throughout all ...more

Property owner Scott Henderson appeared before the Planning Board on December 8 to continue the hearing on his removal of some stone walls and trees along the Brook Street scenic roadway to accommodate the construction of a septic system and concrete barrier wall on his property. Tony Delgaizo, of the engineering firm Raggs Inc., representing the owner, presented ...more

Bumping along West Street. DPW Superintendent Gary Davis, Police Chief Dave Galvin, Fire Chief Dave Flannery, and Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie went for a ride to the big city of Cambridge recently to view some speed bumps. All agreed that the humps and bumps do indeed slow traffic, and the ones they saw were quite attractive (brick). ...more

Appearing before the Finance Commitee on December 10, Linda Stapp, Carlisle School Director of Special Support Services, put to rest a number of misconceptions regarding the costs and availability of special education (SPED) services in Carlisle. ...more

Carlisle School Business Manager Steve Moore told the Carlisle School Committee on December 3 that a list of capital expenditures for the next school year (FY05) has been sent to the Long- Term Capital Re-quirements Com-mittee. The com-mittee, chaired by Peter Chelton, is required by town bylaw to evaluate all capital requests so that there will be an "orderly ...more

Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie and Treasurer Larry Barton presented a reorganization plan for the Carlisle Finance Department at the Board of Selectmen meeting on December 9. After looking at other communities, speaking with the town auditors, talking with neighboring Finance Directors, and getting inputs from town departments, they offered what they ...more

School maintenance. David Flannery, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for the Carlisle School, presented an overview of maintenance. He currently employs six full-time and two part-time people, and has hired skilled workers so most maintenance can be done in-house. Although the $6,000 lost to the maintenance department budget "was ...more

On December 9 the Selectmen heard that town auditors, currently inspecting Carlisle's records, are finding that FY03 has as many problems as FY02 and that most of their earlier recommendations have not been met. ...more

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito