Friday, November 5, 2004
Shorts from the Selectmen, Oct. 26
· Town center power lines. Ann Marie Walsh of NStar responded to an inquiry by Alan Cameron of the Town Common Committee regarding the cost of burying power lines to enhance the appearance of the town center. At $25,000 to $35,000 per manhole and $400 per foot of trenching, the cost would be several hundred thousand dollars. The Selectmen asked Walsh to provide an estimate.
· Power outages. In response to a question about excessive power outages during the summer, Walsh noted that reclosures that were triggering short outages in response to animals and branches on lines have been readjusted for fewer outages. In addition, extensive tree-trimming took place in August. "Eighty to eighty-five percent of what you've been experiencing should go away."
· Fireworks. A hearing regarding the possibility of a fireworks display for Carlisle's bicentennial will take place November 9. The proposal is to place a mortar on either Spalding or Banta-Davis Field to shoot 1,200 shells. The date being considered is Sunday, June 26, 2005.
· This Old House open house. An Open House is planned for the This Old House house on Concord Street in April or May of next year. A shuttle bus will allow parking at St. Irene Church.
·Appointments. Sean Flynn of 107 Woodbine was appointed to the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Committee. Peter Stuart of 474 School Street was appointed as the Planning Board representative to the Carlisle Historical Commission.
· Community Chest Month. The Selectmen proclaimed November "Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Month."
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