Friday, February 17, 2006
Shorts from the Board of Selectmen, February 14
· Easement for cell tower. The Selectmen voted 5-0 to accept and sign an easement that is part of the agreement to allow a cell tower on the Anderegg property on Bedford Road. This easement is between Gretchen Anderegg, the Town of Carlisle, and the cell tower provider to grant the town a non-exclusive right, in common with the owner, Cingular, and all others legally entitled to use an emergency easement over an access road to the tower. This allows town emergency vehicles access to the tower if the need arises.
· Resignation. The Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 to accept the resignation of Susan Evans as Outreach Coordinator on the Council on Aging (COA). The COA board held an emergency meeting on Wednesday, February 15, to discuss options for providing short-term coverage and to initiate a search process for the Outreach Coordinator job.
· Bruce Freeman Trail. The Assistant Town Manager in Acton has informed Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie that they have issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the design of the Bruce Freeman Trail. Because the two towns do not have an interlocal agreement at the present time, Acton has worded their document so as to allow both Carlisle and Westford to utilize their contract arrangement with the design firm in the same way as Carlisle would use a state bid contractor. The town would then be free to enter into a separate agreement with the design firm or go out to bid for its own design firm. A request to the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) for $20,000 is expected to cover Carlisle's anticipated cost.
· Eagle Scout. The Board of Selectmen will provide appropriate acknowledgment for Jason Louis Drinkwater of Troop 135, who has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Drinkwater's project was to provide 30 new backpacks with school supplies to homeless children in Massachusetts. A ceremony is planned in May.
· Wilkins Lane. The Selectmen voted 5-0 to lay out Wilkins Lane, off Kimball Road in the Tall Pines subdivision, as a town way and refer the decision to the Planning Board. A final vote is planned for the annual Town Meeting on May 1.
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