The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 8, 2006


When does an employee conflict become a case of harassment? Opinions differ. Two Board of Health (BOH) employees have sent the Selectmen and Personnel Board letters of complaint, and BOH Chair Martha Bedrosian said the letters describe harassment by Carlisle's Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie. The names of the employees have have not been made public. According ...more

On November 28, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) voted a 3.5% increase for non-contractual town employees. The discussion followed a presentation from Finance Director Larry Barton of town benefits and the impact of rising costs on employee contributions. The presentation highlighted the likelihood that some town employees will see their raises largely eaten up ...more

On November 28, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) heard a presentation by Finance Director Larry Barton on town benefits. With yearly increases in the double digits, the cost of benefits has provided an on-going challenge for managing the town's operating budget within the increases recommended by the Finance Committee (FinCom). For FY08, the FinCom is holding ...more

Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Principal Art Dulong presented a report of last year's tenth-grade MCAS results at the November 28 meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC). The results are generally very good, improving over the last few years. Fewer students are earning low scores and more are scoring in the top two categories. ...more

The Selectmen reviewed and signed the final draft of Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie's performance review on December 5, with a minimum of discussion. A number of Town Hall employees and town board members were present in the audience, but no questions were posed or solicited from the floor. ...more

· Ferns food inspection. Martha Bedrosian of the Board of Health requested that the Selectmen allow her board to weigh in on the renewal of a Common Victualler's License for Ferns. She noted the store failed a food inspection and "some issues have been taken care of, others not." The BOH had not had a chance to discuss, but a timeline ...more

At their meeting on December 5 the Board of Selectmen held the annual hearing to consider whether the commercial tax rate in Carlisle should be higher than the residential rate. Currently and in the past Carlisle has had a one tax rate. Town Assessor John Speidel said that the commercial rate can go up to 150% of the residential rate, but with ...more

The Conservation Land Stewardship Committee (LSC) has completed the first of a series of Baseline Assessments for each of the town's 27 conservation properties. The first to emerge from the process is a compilation of the geography, legal status, fauna and flora, features, assets, deficiencies and usages of the 112-acre Towle Land off Westford Street. ...more

When the Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) approves a construction project and issues an Order of Conditions establishing the rules to be followed as the plan is implemented, it is expected that those instructions will be respected. Failure to fulfill that expectation can get the applicant in considerable trouble, as Concord Street resident Theodore ...more

· Signage. "Confusing, old, misleading" were some of the terms used by the Carlisle Historical Commission to describe the brown signs in the center that supposedly guide visitors to Great Brook Farm State Park. Alternate commissioner Larry Bearfield, co-owner of Ferns, reported that, "People always come into the store asking for ...more

· Varsity Soccer Team wins State Championship. Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Principal Art Dulong recognized the Varsity Soccer Team and its coaches for winning the State Championship. The team racked up a score of nine to one against Leicester in the Division II final, the largest difference on record in the last 25 years. Dulong said, ...more

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