The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 16, 2005


Which is most important when you are searching for a new Police Chief for the Town of Carlisle? To the search committee, a candidate's qualifications were the primary reason for their choice of Glen McKiel to replace recently retired Dave Galvin. But to the standing-room-only crowd who filled the Clark Room at the December 13 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, ...more

On December 13, the Selectmen's Search Committee recommended Glen McKiel to succeed Dave Galvin as Carlisle's Chief of Police (see article by Dave Ives on page 1). Search Committee members include Personnel Board member Doris Jafferian, Selectmen Tony Allison and Bill Tice, and Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie. Their report is reprinted below: ...more

Town consultant David Maxson recommended at the December 7 meeting of the Wireless Bylaw Subcommittee that Carlisle make only minor modifications to its wireless communications bylaw, and suggested the Planning Board be given greater discretion to waive the bylaw and allow cell towers by special permit. ...more

The benefits of the traditional overnight June trip taken by the eighth grade were questioned during the December 7 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee. Despite voiced concerns, the board voted approval for School Principal Stephen Goodwin to start planning the trip. ...more

Resignation. "No, you cannot leave," George Mansfield shouted at the start of the December Planning Board Meeting. "We just figured out how to put the accent mark over the "e" in your name for the meeting minutes." This was board administrator Mansfield's lighthearted reaction to Rich Boulé's announcement ...more

The Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) opened the FY07 budgetary planning season on December 12 by taking input from the Gleason Library on their needs for staff and new hours, and from Finance Director Larry Barton on upcoming needs and expenses. ...more

A Tax Relief insert will be included in each January 2006 tax bill. Even though only about a dozen town citizens are believed to qualify for the property tax exemption, the Board of Selectmen decided at its December 13 meeting that is important that senior citizens be aware of several programs available through the town and state to provide significant tax ...more

Carlisle may soon use a new technique to encourage residents to pay taxes promptly. At the December 13 meeting of the Financial Management Team, Town Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Barton announced he will ask town officials who grant permits and licenses to withhold them until applicants have paid any taxes due. He may shorten the preliminary list of residents ...more

Every teacher in their first or second year at Carlisle School is assigned a mentor. Seventh-grade language arts teacher Stephen Bober described the program at the December 7 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee (CSC.) "The original purpose was to help retain new teachers," explained Bober. "The program is now a fixture." ...more

Move Highland Building? According to the HMFH architect working on the draft plans for the update of the Carlisle School facility, the cost of repairs to upgrade the Highland Building for use as an educational facility would be approximately $2.5 million, reported School Committee Member Christy Barbee, who is also a member of the School Building ...more

Al Powers, Carlisle resident and treasurer for the Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund (CCSF), spoke recently with the Mosquito about the charity that has long had strong participation from the Carlisle community as volunteers and donors, as well as scholarship winners. Over the fund's 40-year history, about 100 Carlisle students have been awarded scholarships ...more

Unsung heroine award. The town has received a request from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women to nominate a woman from the community as an Unsung Heroine of Massachusetts. They want to honor one woman from each of the 351 communities in the Commonwealth. Townspeople are asked to contact Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie with ...more

"When do we start evacuating people, and what do we do with them when we get to the Carlisle border?" Bedford Selectman Gordon Feltman asked community representatives attending an Emergency Preparedness Forum in Hudson last week. ...more

Carlisle's first big winter storm was "more like three storms rolled into one" as it dumped 16 inches of snow in eight hours last Friday, acknowledged Department of Public Works Superintendent Gary Davis, who supervises the crew that plows the roads. Davis was glad that schools were closed and many people stayed home in anticipation of the storm, ...more

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