Friday, June 3, 2005
Williams, Tice new Selectmen; Stamps wins Housing Authority race All $$ questions pass
Only 651 voters decided the two contested races and five financial questions on Tuesday's ballot. Perhaps those who did not drive past the "Vote - May 31" sign at the rotary did not remember that the day after Memorial Day was election day in Carlisle.
John Williams with 425 votes and Bill Tice with 381 secured the two open positions on the Board of Selectmen. The third candidate, Alan Carpenito, was not far behind with 324 votes. Williams, a two-year resident of Carlisle, ran an active campaign, attending many town board meetings, mailing flyers, and greeting cars at the Town Hall driveway all day on Tuesday.
Susan Stamps, who was well-known in town through her prior positions as a member of the Personnel Board, as well as chair of the Carlisle Democratic Committee, defeated Eugenia Harris, 351 to 210, for a three-year term on the Carlisle Housing Authority.
The highest vote-getter, with 550 votes, was Tom Raftery who ran unopposed for a third one-year term as Town Moderator. Ten other unopposed candidates were also elected.
In addition, five questions asking residents to vote on a number of capital expenditures and debt exclusions, which were approved by the Annual Town Meeting, all passed easily, by a two to one margin, or better. Voters approved an additional $1.3 million for the Carlisle Public School wastewater treatment plant, $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.
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