The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 1, 2006


If you have ever considered putting all or part of your property under a Conservation Restriction or Easement to preserve a vista, protect a wildlife habitat, preserve an historic feature, or assure permanent agricultural use of your land, 2007 is the year in which to act. Why now? Because the federal government has passed legislation that offers greatly increased ...more

A handful of town employees and committee members voiced concerns on November 27 when Selectmen discussed a draft performance review for Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie. McKenzie's contract, covering three years and offering a 6% increase each year, was signed November 14, at which time her review had not been completed. Bill Tice and Doug Stevenson, the ...more

The November 27 Finance Committee (FinCom) meeting concentrated on two agenda items: (1) a request by the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) to increase the limit that can be expended from its "revolving fund" to increase the available time for the administrative assistant from 15 hours to 19 hours per week, and (2) respond to questions regarding ...more

After more than a year, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing on the Coventry Woods plan to build a 41-unit development on Concord Street is winding down. At their November 27 meeting, the ZBA finished a first pass through the draft decision, drawn up by their consultant, attorney Dan Hill. At their meeting on December 18, the board will review remaining ...more

Pointing to an easel and flow chart, consultant Chuck Adam showed dozens of steps in the new school building reimbursement process to the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) at a meeting November 20. The SBC invited Adam from PinnacleOne, a construction consulting company, to share his understanding of the new Massachusetts School Building Authority guidelines ...more

For the first time the Carlisle Public School is offering foreign language instruction in all grades. Thanks to a $43,000 grant from the Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF), Spanish is being offered once a week in grades K — 4 (30 minutes for grades K — 1 and 45 minutes for grades 2 — 4). At the end of fourth grade students are offered their ...more

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito