The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 14, 2005


"Private well water in use." We have all seen that disclaimer as lawn irrigation systems are running even during drought conditions. But is it private well water or is the water a community resource for a town like Carlisle? The question was raised at the October 4 meeting of the Board of Health after Stearns Street residents Deborah and Stephen ...more

With the Board of Appeals (BOA), currently facing issues so critical to the future of Carlisle, having a complete, seven-member board present at Thursday night's meeting was cause for celebration. That moment, however, was short-lived as very real concerns surfaced about the current status of the board, it being "the lowest funded group," according ...more

On September 29, the Selectmen invited representatives of all town boards and committees to review the Selectmen's goals and provide feedback on their own goals and requirements. The result was a revealing overview of the workings of Carlisle town government. ...more

The new Carlisle tax rate is expected to be $12.99 if the state approves the recap sheet, Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Barton announced at the Board of Selectmen's October 11 meeting. The new rate is about 3% higher than the previous rate of $12.62 / $1,000 in property valuation. ...more

75 Westford Street. Donna Krapf appeared before the board to request an extension on a variance granted last year to build a garage onto the property. She and her family are relocating to California and currently have a buyer for the property who wants to add the garage exactly as the Krapfs had requested last year. The board unanimously granted ...more

A number of defibrillators which were obtained by the town through grant monies a year ago last August are now available to the public at several town locations: ...more

• 142 Bedford Road. The septic system replacement for a three-bedroom residence was approved, with waivers granted. The board approved a distance from the septic system to wetlands of 51 feet rather than the 100 feet required. The distance from the wetlands to the septic tank was approved at 61 feet subject to Conservation Commission approval. ...more

The Carlisle School again performed very well on the MCAS, Principal Stephen Goodwin announced at the October 5 School Committee meeting. The grades consistently returned results that were some of the highest in the state (see table on page 9.) The MCAS are state-mandated exams given to public school students in various grades during the spring. High school ...more

Superintendent's coffee. Approximately eight parents attended the Superintendent's Coffee at the end of September, reported Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle. She hopes more will attend the next coffee, scheduled for November 4, at 9 a.m. in the Corey dining room. ...more

• Police Department gift. Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie reported that the Carlisle Police Department has received an anonymous donation of $10,000 to be used by the Department at the discretion of the Chief. The donation was made prior to the retirement of Dave Galvin although Acting Chief John Sullivan was also involved in the discussion. ...more

The Gleason Public Library recently announced the results of focus group sessions and a survey administered this summer. The research identified areas of satisfaction and pinpointed where improvements need to be made. ...more

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