The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 23, 2004


Carlisle will soon see the construction of its first wireless communication facility, a 189-foot tall monopole tower to accommodate antenna locations for up to six wireless phone companies, on land owned by the Anderegg family at 871 Bedford Road. This decision is the result of a settlement of multiple appeals in U.S. District Court to decisions of the Carlisle ...more

Members of the South Street neighborhood surrounding the former Benfield Land expressed concerns with the proposed makeup of the Parcel A Planning Task Force as proposed by Chair Tim Hult at the Selectmen's meeting on April 13. The parcel was purchased by the town using Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds at a Special Town Meeting on March 23. An amount ...more

"Can the current system ever be made to work? Right now there are more questions than answers," says Lenny Johnson of the Long-Term Capital Requirements Committee regarding the heating system at Town Hall. On Thursday, April 16, Johnson, a group of former and current Building Committee members, FinCom member David Trask, and Building Inspector Bob ...more

On April 14, a damp rainy evening, the Finance Committee (FinCom) met at Town Hall to prepare for a final review of budgets and to assess opportunities for improving the budget review process. Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie and Town Treasurer and Tax Collector Larry Barton joined them. ...more

"There are some good trends here," said Chris Rogers of Sullivan, Rogers and Co., independent auditors, as he presented the results of the town audit to the Selectmen on April 13. For the first time in several years the auditor's opinion was "unqualified" and Rogers pointed to growth in town net assets, improved timeliness in financial ...more

At the April 4 meeting of the Carlisle Finance Committee, member Bret Bero presented an analysis of fund balances in various accounts controlled by the town. The fund accounts reviewed included not only "typical" accounts, like free cash and the stabilization fund, but also other less well-known accounts like the special purpose trust funds and "off ...more

Town Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Barton attended the Community Preservation Act Committee (CPAcom) meeting on April 14 to make some recommendations for a workable financial structure so the town can vote on Article 17, "CPA Authorization," at the Town Meeting on May 3. ...more

Proposed tennis courts at Banta-Davis. The Board informally reviewed a revised site plan presented by the Carlisle Recreation Commission (RecCom) for the construction of tennis courts at the Banta-Davis Recreation Area on Bedford Road. Addressing the drainage issue cited by the board at an earlier meeting, the new plans call for the construction ...more

In the aftermath of 9/11, there is no American who would doubt the importance of giving serious attention to our national security. What, however, is worthy of debate and scrutiny is exactly how we achieve durable national security. What precisely are the policies, tools, initiatives and regulations that will yield an optimal result? Overseas, we need to find ...more

A large group of teachers appeared before the Regional School Committee (RSC) on Tuesday night, April 13, offering to save the taxpayers money while maintaining smaller classes at the high school. According to a Concord-Carlisle Teachers Association (CCTA) press release, president Andrei Joseph proposed suspending sabbaticals for the upcoming school year, ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 131 Virginia Farme Lane ...more

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