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Friday, January 7, 2005

News

Chris Rogers of Sullivan, Rogers and Company, independent auditors, presented a bound copy of the final results of the FY04 town audit to the Selectmen at their December 15 meeting. For the first time in several years, the auditors' opinion was "Unqualified — the best you can have," said Rogers. He based his comment on growth in town net assets, ...more

On Monday, December 20, in the last of its informal discussions leading up to the January and February marathon of formal budget hearings over the town's fiscal year 2006 budget, the FinCom hosted a large group of Carlisle School representatives, led by Marie Doyle, the new School Superintendent. Doyle was accompanied by Steven Moore, the school's Business ...more

What Carlisle lacks in racial and economic diversity, it makes up in diversity of opinion, which is readily expressed. While life in town remained orderly, safe, and largely quiet, a number of polarizing issues elicited vigorous debates in 2004, including development of the Benfield Land, CCHS teacher contract and political campaigns. ...more

Bruce Irving, executive producer of This Old House Productions, appeared before the Board of Selectmen at its December 15 meeting to update the Board on their plan to hold a Designer's Showhouse. This Old House Productions is currently working to renovate the house and barn at 730 Concord Street in Carlisle, and Irving, knowing all too well that traffic issues ...more

"This is the third time I've come before you regarding quarterly tax billing," began Finance Director Larry Barton. He presented several charts and graphs to the Board of Selectmen at their December 15 meeting to illustrate the difficulty of maintaining positive cash flow with only two tax bills per year. Barton sees a savings to the town of $19,000 ...more

Carlisle Police Chief Dave Galvin, accompanied by Lieutenant John Sullivan, presented an outline of their FY06 budget to the Board of Selectmen on December 15 prior to appearing before the Finance Committee in January. ...more

In advance of the formal budget hearings for FY06 that begin in January, the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) invited a number of town groups to preview their budget on Decmber 20. ...more

In preparing for budget hearings in both towns, the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) met on December 14 to discuss a number of pressing needs that will require increased funding in the next fiscal year. ...more

Teachers worthy of praise. CCHS Principal Art Dulong praised math teacher John Bookis, who has earned the National Board Certification for Teaching Standards. This shows his dedication and professionalism particularly since it was done on his own time and with his own money. Dulong also congratulated June Patton, the Math Team Coach. The Math ...more

Thirteen people have been chosen to make up the CCHS Feasibility Study Committee. This group will explore the options and frame recommendations to renovate, add onto, or replace the aging buildings of Concord-Carlisle High School. The group includes Superintendent of the Regional School District Brenda Finn; a Selectman from each town: Tim Hult and Judy Terry; ...more

The Board of Selectmen held a public hearing on December 15 concerning the proposed fireworks display for Old Home Day 2005. Earlier in the year, Selectman Chair Tim Hult had recommended a fireworks public hearing to include the community and abutters after Old Home Day Chair Dave Reed conceded that if abutters object, "that's a showstopper." ...more

• MAGIC, the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination, reviewed proposed expansion of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow. Because it was "sketchy," the proponent subsequently withdrew it, so MAGIC will not comment at this time. ...more

The Board of Appeals (BOA) breathed a collective sigh of relief, as they asked the developer and were granted a postponement for their decision on the 40B development off Maple Street presently known as Carlisle Woods. The state had placed an initial deadline at January 13, which would have given the board three months to decide on this application. The developer, ...more

Six unhappy motorists got a memorable Christmas surprise on December 23 when they were stopped, arrested, booked at the police station, bailed, and ordered to apear at the next court session. ...more

The two December snows kept the police department on its toes. Twenty automobile accidents occurred, including several one-car skids into a tree or pole. There were five disabled cars, a few cases where assistance was needed, the usual downed trees and falling limbs, and medical assistance activities and coordination with the fire department on nine ambulance ...more

The fire department has instituted a new procedure for the issuance of open burning permits. ...more

Agendas for upcoming town committee and board meetings
Board of Selectmen agenda for Jan. 11

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Wastewater treatment plant ...more


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