Friday, January 27, 2006
Shorts from the Board of Selectmen, January 24 meeting
• Town receives NESWC windfall. Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie announced that the town has received a final check of $252,720.23 from the North East Solid Waste Committee (NESWC). The amount increased significantly ("about $100,000 more than anticipated") because of some additional funds from the sale of electricity, payments from haulers, and monies held to cover dissolution costs. "We will still receive another amount somewhere in the $1,000 range within the next month, at which point this particular era of trash disposal for the Town of Carlisle will officially close," she said.
• Annual Christmas tree lighting. The Red Balloon Preschool has informed the Board of Selectmen that they will no longer be sponsoring the tree lighting ceremony in December. Ferns Country Store owner Larry Bearfield has volunteered to sponsor the event in the future "and it will be called a Christmas tree," added Bearfield.
• Approvals. Selectmen voted 5-0 to allow the Carlisle Historical Society to place an exhibit on the first floor of Town Hall from March 9 to April 21, 2006. The exhibit will be entitled "Musical Memories."
Selectmen voted 5-0 to grant Carlisle Boy Scout Troop 135 under Basil Bourque permission to hold their annual fertilizer sale at the Transfer Station on March 18 and March 25.
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