The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 17, 2004

Attend the Benfield planning workshop on Saturday

To the Editor:

At the Spring Town Meeting, Carlisle residents voted to purchase a property for conservation, housing and recreation (Benfield Land).The town established a task force to look at the property and come back to the Town Meeting in a year to recommend where housing and recreation would fit.The land was bought with money from the Community Preservation Funds that taxpayers pay an additional 2% in taxes for the acquisition of land for community uses.On Saturday, September 18 at 9 a.m. in the Town Hall, the Benfield Task Force has organized a planning meeting to solicit community input for the development of housing and active recreation on the property. The committee has worked through the summer to identify where housing and a recreation field should be sited on the land.

This is an excellent opportunity to see what the group has been working on and the issues that need to be resolved before the town can move forward with development of this land.The Task Force is charged with siting up to 26 affordable housing units and one active recreational field on the land. The property is large (19 acres) and the natural slope of the property fits both units and recreation on the site.Carlisle Recreation is excited about the opportunity to build an additional field in town.The need for playing fields is growing yearly.Our youth sports programs are growing and there is less time for playing and practice time.Please take the time to attend the meeting to represent active recreation.

Maureen Tarca
Chair, Carlisle Recreation
Partridge Lane

Teacher's Luncheon volunteers thanked

To the Editor:

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to make the Fall 2004 CSA Teacher's Luncheon a great success.

Our wonderful volunteers contributed an astonishing array of delectable dishes, beautiful table decorations and helped with setup, serving and cleaning up. All of your efforts were greatly appreciated! If you haven't yet picked up your serving pieces, please contact me at 1-978-369-1603.

Michelle Sobin
Cutters Ridge Road

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito