The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 27, 2005


Races for Selectman, Housing Authority, five $$ questions on ballot

At the polls on Tuesday, Carlisle residents will decide the outcome of two important races for town offices. Three candidates are vying for two positions on the Board of Selectmen and there is a two-way race for one seat on the Carlisle Housing Authority.

In addition, the ballot has five questions, asking residents to vote yes or no on a number of capital expenditures and debt exclusions which were approved by Town Meeting on Monday.

Five questions

Question 1 asks voters to approve an additional $1.3 million for the Carlisle Public School wastewater treatment plant, bringing the total project cost close to $3 million. Question 2 requests funds for the replacement of indoor and outdoor bleachers, as well as a canopy between buildings at CCHS.

Questions 3,4 and 5 ask residents for capital items, including $52,000 for Police mobile computer terminals and a Fire Department exhaust extraction system, $50,000 for a feasibility study for expanding the Carlisle School, and $78,000 to replace the 1986 DPW backhoe, respectively.

Contested races

Running for Board of Selectmen are Alan Carpenito, currently a member of the Benfield Task Force; Bill Tice, a past member of the Carlisle Planning Board; and John Williams, a two-year resident of Carlisle who was actively involved in Lincoln (Mass.) town government on number of environmental issues.

Eugenia Harris, a software engineer, and Susan Stamps , an attorney, are opposing each other for a three-year position on the Housing Authority.

Eleven other candidates are on the ballot, but are running unopposed.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito