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Friday, May 12, 2006

News

Fields lose by 11 votes, recount likely
Stevenson, Carpenito and Koski win races

Despite heavy rain showers during the afternoon and evening on Tuesday, 966 citizens made their way to Town Hall to cast their ballots in the Town Election. According to election officials, 12 people were waiting in line when the polls opened at 7 a.m. Throughout the day, a steady stream of voters, "one a minute" is how Assistant Town Clerk Irene Blake explained it, filed in and out of the Clark Room, the official voting site.

With six override questions on the ballot, people who came to vote seemed to be prepared, agreed Blake and Town Clerk Charlene Hinton. The biggest surprise of the day was the defeat, by only 11 votes, of Ballot Question 6 — the Recreation Commission's request for funds to expand the facilities on the Banta-Davis Land. On Wednesday, the Town Clerk said the Recreation Commission has asked for a recount. To formalize the request, a petition signed by 10 registered Carlisle voters must be submitted within 10 days of the election.

In the only contested races, those for selectman and school committee, Doug Stevenson with 714 votes and Alan Carpenito with 548, defeated write-in candidate Donald Rober with 306 for the two positions on the Board of Selectmen. Chad Koski with 535 votes defeated Lori Tucker with 376 for the one three-year term on the School Committee. Charlene Hinton was the biggest vote-getter of day with 835 votes.

Looking back at the number of voters during the town elections in years past, one finds the following: 2005: 651; 2004: 888; 2003: 1,186; 2002: 1,561. All agreed that this year's turnout was fairly good, considering the weather.

Election Results

MODERATOR, 1 for 1 year

Thomas J. Raftery 810

Sarah Brophy 1

Wayne Davis 1

Blanks 154

TOWN CLERK, 1 for 3 years

Charlene M. Hinton 835

Peggy Wang 2

Blanks 129

SELECTMEN, 2 for 2 years

Douglas A. G. Stevenson 714

Alan Carpenito 548

Don Rober 306

Deb Belanger 2

Blanks 362

ASSESSORS, 1 for 3 years

Bruce Hendrickson 81

Richard Colman 1

Blank 884

BOARD OF HEALTH, 1 for 2 years

Jeffrey A. Brem 753

Blanks 213

BOARD OF HEALTH, 2 for 3 years

Michael Holland 746

Leslie Ann Cahill 711

Blank 475

LIBRARY TRUSTEE, 1 for 3 years

Dale Ryder 794

Scott Goldberg 1 Blank 171

SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 1 for 3 years

Chad Koski 535

Lori Tucker 376

Don Rober 1

Mary Storrs 1

Blanks 53

PLANNING BOARD, 1 for 1 year

David Freedman 768

Francene Amari-Faulkner 1

Blanks 197

PLANNING BOARD, 2 for 3 years

Brian Larson 701

Greg Peterson 726

Blanks 505

Question 1: Shall the Town of Carlisle be allowed to assess an additional $150,766 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of operating the Concord Carlisle Regional School Diustrict and the Carlisle Public Schools for the fiscal year 2007, beginning July 1, 2006?

Yes = 687; No = 265; Blanks = 14

Question 2: Shall the Town of Carlisle be allowed to exempt from the tax limit under the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the Town of Carlisle's apportioned share of a bond to be issued by the Concord Carlisle High School District for the purpose of financing the repair and renovation to Concord Carlisle High School?

Yes = 677; No = 263; Blanks = 26

Question 3: Shall the Town of Carlisle be allowed to exempt from the tax limit under the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to finance the purchase and installation of a Boiler system for the Carlisle Public Schools?

Yes = 742; No = 204; Blanks = 20

Question 4: Shall the Town of Carlisle be allowed to exempt from the tax limit under the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to finance the purchase of a Fire Truck for the Fire Department?

Yes = 630; No = 318; Blanks = 18

Question 5: Shall the Town of Carlisle be allowed to exempt from the tax limit under the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to finance the purchase and installations of cisterns for the Fire Department?

Yes = 691; No = 253; Blanks = 22

Question 6: Shall the Town of Carlisle be allowed to exempt from the tax limit under the provision of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to finance the construction of Recreation fields and Tennis Courts on Banta Drive together with all related expenditures, including extension of the roadway and parking areas?

Yes = 466; No = 477; Blanks =23.


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