The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 4, 2005

News

Last year Governor Romney signed new legislation called 40R, to encourage Massachusetts communities to build more affordable housing using principles of "smart growth." Financial incentives are paid to towns that adopt 40R zoning overlay districts, and a proposed amendment now before the legislature, 40S, would make 40R more financially attractive ...more

Communication between town boards took a step forward at the Conservation Commission's October 27 meeting, where a memo from Planning Board Administrator George Mansfield was the major topic for discussion. It contained a request for input on two issues concerning the design and maintenance of a drainage system for the proposed 15-unit Greystone Crossing Conservation ...more

Rising energy costs may require severe budget cuts at the Carlisle Public School, School Business Manager Steven Moore reported at the October 19 Carlisle School Committee meeting. Electricity costs for the school year may increase by 70% and gas costs by 50%, and these increases may result in a shortfall of as much as $104,332 in the school budget. ...more

Grants are available to area towns from a program developed by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for pre-disaster hazard mitigation planning. The program serves 28 communities in the northwest region of metropolitan Boston and is funded by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) monies for fire and disaster mitigation planning. The nationwide ...more

Greystone Crossing (Cross Street conservation cluster). The Greystone Crossing public hearing was continued with detailed discussion of drainage, catch basins, and "pocket wetlands." As presented by George Dimakarakos (Stamski and McNary) and William Costello, five pocket wetlands are to be constructed and planted as ...more

When is an emergency an emergency? Presented with that question the Conservation Commission came up with a split decision at their October 27 meeting. ...more

New scholarship. Dr. William Cotter of Concord, former president of Colby College, is now chairman of the Board of Directors of the Robertson Scholars Program, and has nominated Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) to be one of 60 schools in the U.S. that can put forth one candidate a year to apply for this special merit scholarship. ...more

• Krapf chimney. Russ and Donna Krapf of 75 Westford Street returned to seek approval of alterations made to the chimney as presented to the commission in February. The commission accepted the alterations after the fact. ...more

1 River Road. At a twice-continued hearing, developer H. LaRue Renfroe's Notice of Intent to install a well, upgrade a septic system and replace a paved parking area was okayed. Final approval followed Board of Health acceptance of the septic facility and submission of a plan for pavement maintenance and installation of a dumpster. ...more

Kindergarten: ...more

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator report ...more


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