The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 25, 2006


The housing market may be weak in the knees, but tax valuations are headed higher as the Board of Assessors completes its three-year reassessment of Carlisle properties. Assessor John Speidel estimated an average increase in the range of 10 to 15% when he described the process at the town Finance Team (FinTeam) meeting on August 22. ...more

Jack Proust of the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory Committee appeared before the Board of Selectmen on August 22 to give a status on pathways and to request release of some funds. ...more

Three years of legal jockeying that has occupied the Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom), Dennis and Linda Chateauneuf and finally the Town of Carlisle may be at an end. At their August 10 meeting, the commissioners voted to notify the Board of Selectmen that the Tall Pines homeowners have satisfied the concerns of the Conservation Restriction Advisory ...more

The school may soon add monitoring controls to its water system to trigger an alarm when water pressure drops, or water in the storage tanks drops below a certain level. ...more

Bonnie Ford writes that a bear "enjoyed alfresco dining at the Easton residence on Pinebrook Road on at least three occasions since July 15, each time consuming several pounds of black oil sunflower seeds and leaving quite a mess of broken birdfeeders in his wake. No one had caught him in the act, however." Until August 12, near dusk, when ...more

The change in administration, school-parent communication, and student bullying surfaced as some of the top issues for parents at a summer coffee hosted by new Principals Patrice Hurley and Paul Graseck. ...more

Ian Sampson informed the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) at their August 3 meeting that he would like to operate a furniture shop in the rear of the barn at 43 Bedford Road. It would be the first business use of the structure since May of 2003, when the Board of Selectmen gave Francene Amari-Faulkner permission, under Carlisle's distinctive structure preservation ...more

When is a victory not a victory? Just ask Edward and Linda Fields and their Stamski and McNary engineer George Dimakarakos. On July 27 the trio left a Conservation Commission meeting believing (as did the Mosquito reporter) that their application to build in a problematic location off Bedford Road had the commission's approval. The public hearing on their ...more

This Wednesday morning the Chelmsford DPW began repairs to a dam upstream from the Carlisle Cranberry Bog. The old dam, or weir, had been patched temporarily at the end of June, after water broke through (see Dam fails, flooding Cranberry Bog, Mosquito, June 30.) ...more

The "You Drink You Drive You Lose" traffic enforcement campaign conducted in Carlisle from July 1 to July 23 yielded 20 citations out of 27 vehicle stops. There were no arrests. Officer Andrew Booth, who coordinated the Carlisle operation, said this was a state wide enforcement effort which funded the 20 extra police patrol hours needed for the ...more

Carlisle's high safety record has improved since Forbes Magazine recently rated it tops in safety. Using the number of burglaries as a measure, and data provided by the Carlisle police department communications manager, Mike Taplin, the figures for breaking and entering in Carlisle for 2005 and 2006 are as follows: ...more

On August 8, the selectmen dusted off the goals set last summer for the just-completed FY06 and found that, while many of the year's objectives had been achieved, some had proved more difficult than anticipated. While significant progress was made, roadblocks arose in the areas of affordable housing, cell towers, and recreational facilities. Objectives were ...more

One River Road. Property manager Chip Orcutt and engineer Russ Wilson met with the Board of Health (BOH) on Tuesday, July 18, to discuss whether the One River Road project is adhering to the conditions of a septic permit previously granted by the BOH. The board was notified by abutter Dana Booth that some trees that were intended ...more

With the recent headlines about two confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the southeastern part of the state, the Board of Health would like to remind residents of the importance of protecting against mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the tick-borne Lyme Disease. In 2005 there were ...more

7:30 P.M. Town Hall

7:30 Public Hearing, Dale Ryder ...more

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