Friday, June 17, 2005
Shorts from the Board of Selectmen, June 14
Tuesday's Board of Selectmen meeting on June 14 (Flag Day) was mercifully short, ending shortly after 9:30 p.m. The Selectmen deserved to catch a break, having orchestrated Part 2 of the Annual Town Meeting the previous week and scheduled to host the Affordable Housing Plan public hearing this Thursday. Helping to hasten the meeting were Farmers Market advocates who failed to appear, no progress on the Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Policy, which is still awaiting answers from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, and the granting of $12,000 in scholarships from the Caroline Hill Scholarship Committee, who preferred that the names of the recipients not be published.
• Stevenson elected chair. The Board elected Douglas Stevenson as their new chair, replacing Tim Hult who had served a two-year term. Stevenson thanked the Selectmen and praised Hult for "a wonderful job" during his chairmanship. The Board elected Tony Allison as vice-chair and Bill Tice as Clerk. Stevenson welcomed the two new members — Tice and John Williams — and outlined his plans for his coming year in office.
• Galvin to retire. Carlisle Police Chief Dave Galvin plans to retire on October 1, 2005 after 31 years on the police force. Galvin has been Chief for 26 years and Selectmen voted 5-0 to accept his not-unexpected resignation with regret.
• COA gift. The Selectmen voted 5-0 to accept with gratitude a gift of $47,500 from an anonymous donor for the purchase of a new van for the Council on Aging.
• Appointments. Selectmen appointed David Model of Carroll Drive to the Finance Committee for a three-year term ending in 2008. They also appointed Emmanuel Crespo of Cross Street to a three-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals.
• Vivian Chaput Memorial Scholarship. Tony Allison and Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie recently met with Bruce Irving of This Old House. Irving has agreed to send a check to the town to begin the Vivian Chaput Memorial Scholarship fund.
• Eagle Scout — Brendon Smith. Brendon Smith from Carlisle Troop 135 has met his requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout. There will be an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Smith this summer. Tony Allison read a proclamation of the honor and the Board of Selectmen unanimously congratulated Smith on his achievement.
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