The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 27, 2005


Heard at the Annual Town Meeting, May 23, 2005

"According to instructions from last year's Town Meeting, I am here to report there have been no inquiries under the Patriot Act in the past year."

"I never thought it would be that easy to spend 19 million dollars."

Tom Hedden (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

"As to whose head will roll, I'll defer to the moderator."

-Carlisle School Committee member Christy Barbee in response to concerns expressed by Tom Hedden from the floor as to who will be responsible if the Wastewater Treatment Facility fails.

"Thanks to the work of our town accountant, our auditors have given us a clean audit this year."

-Selectman Tim Hult

"Does that mean that in prior years our audits were not clean?"

"I prefer to consider this as our cash balance, rather than free cash. There's something about 'free cash' that bothers me."
"...not the goat-making program. The goat, and cheese-making program."

-Sarah Brophy speaking of programs sponsored by the Historical Society.

"This allows the tax collector to send you greetings four times a year."

-ModeratorTom Raftery, speaking about quarterly tax billing.

"Mr. Barton has offered to forego his Power Point presentation."

"Mr. Moderator, I'll forego the non-existent PowerPoint presentation."

-Conservation Commissioner John Lee speaking to Article requesting Wetlands bylaw change.

Quotes collected by Marilyn Harte and Cecile DeRouin

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito