Friday, January 13, 2006
Shorts from the Board of Selectmen, Jan. 10
• Wine and malt license.There will be a public hearing at the next Board of Selectmen meeting on January 24 regarding the application by Larry Bearfield of Ferns Country Store for a wine and malt license. Legal time constraints require the Board to make a decision before the end of January.
• Ballot procedures. The Franklin Regional Council of Governments, a regional planning group, has expressed concern that the new requirement for electronic voting machines (ADA-accessible) is the beginning of an attempt by the state to eliminate paper ballots. The state is requiring a new ADA-accessible voting machine per precinct. Even though the state is providing the machines, the towns are required to provide the funding for programming them for local elections.
The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 to contact Secretary of State William Galvin and inform him that the paper system works well for Carlisle and should not be changed. "We should spend our dollars on problems that are real problems," said Selectman Tim Hult. "We don't have any trouble with what we are doing now."
• Resignations. The Board of Selectmen accepted the resignation of Jane Anderson from the Carlisle Municipal Land Committee and gratefully acknowledged her service to the town.
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