Friday, September 2, 2005
Shorts from the Board of Selectmen, August 23
• Town Common. The Town Common Committee presented a management plan for the Town Common and requested modest funds for liming the grassy areas. The board approved a design plan which includes flattening the areas where Old Home Day booths are placed and minor landscaping around the memorial.
• Police Chief transition. The Selectmen discussed the Police Department transition after the retirement of Police Chief Dave Galvin. The current plan is to appoint Police Lieutenant John Sullivan as acting chief until a permanent replacement can be found. The position is being advertised in the Concord Journal and all the Community Newspapers asking for responses by September 6.
• RFP for Local Access TV. A Request for Proposal was issued seeking a provider of local access TV services for Carlisle. Applications are due on September 23.
Under the license agreement with Comcast, Carlisle receives 3% of Comcast's gross annual revenues from cable operations in town. In addition, Comcast will pay $25,000 for purchase of video equipment for Town Hall. An additional payment of $15,000 is due in 2006 for the purchase of video production equipment.
The objective is to provide live TV coverage of Town Meeting, and meetings of the Board of Selectmen and the Carlisle School Committee. Volunteers from the community will be needed to run the camera and do the taping.
• RFP for accessory apartment consultant. Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie reported that an RFP for a consultant to review and revise Carlisle's zoning bylaw on accessory apartments will be advertised next week, requesting applications by September 30.
Accessory apartments in single family homes are expected to provide additional affordable housing in town, according to Carlisle's proposed ten-year Affordable Housing Plan.
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