Friday, October 6, 2006
Shorts from the Board of Selectmen, Sept. 26
• Administrative Coordinator sought. Selectmen approved a job description for the new position of administrative coordinator, a full-time position that went by the name of housing administrator when Town Meeting voters approved it last May. The new name better reflects the myriad of administrative duties that the job will entail, explained Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie. The administrative coordinator will report to McKenzie and will assist her in the procurement process involving any expenditure over $10,000. S/he will also assist the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the Housing Authority in dealing with the increasing paperwork related to 40B and Affordable Accessory Apartment applications.
• Town Hall defibrillator. Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie reported to Selectmen at their September 26 meeting that some townspeople might not be aware that a defibrillator is installed in the front lobby of the Town Hall. It is located next to the telephone so that individuals are reminded to first dial 911 (it is important that an ambulance be dispatched before one proceeds with using the defibrillator). McKenzie said that the defibrillator was obtained by means of a grant through the Fire Department last year, and a case was purchased by the town through the small capital items account. The library is next in line to receive one when funds become available. Several people in the Town Hall have been trained to use the defibrillator, McKenzie said. If a trained person is not available, it can be operated by others, because instructions are available by the machine.
• Request for assistance. Selectmen approved a request from school Superintendent Marie Doyle for $1,000 in financial assistance for a child, to be provided by the Caroline Hill Fund. The fund was established to help those in financial need in the Carlisle community and currently has a balance of approximately $240,000. The Caroline Hill Fund Committee usually awards scholarships to Carlisle students about once per year.
• 43 Bedford Road. Selectmen agreed to amend the site plan for the renovation of Francene Amari-Faulkner's barn on 43 Bedford Road, allowing her to implement the parking plan over two phases. The existing three parking spaces will accommodate the one business currently permitted in the barn. A total of ten spaces will be required when the rest of the barn is renovated and four more businesses are added. For now, Amari-Faulkner will be able to put off creating the remaining spaces until the rest of the barn is renovated.
• Appointments. Juli Lavely of Page Brook Road was appointed an at-large memeber of the Community Preservation Committee for a one-year term. Selectmen appointed Don Rober of Rutland Street to the School Building Committee.
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