The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 15, 2006


In over 18 months of negotiation, Carlisle has been unable to reach agreement with police union Local 201 on a contract. The police contract is negotiated every three years, and the last one expired on July 1, 2005. Unless a last-minute miracle occurs, the town and the police union will be heading to binding arbitration in January 2007, and a state arbitrator ...more

In the next three to 13 years, the Carlisle Public School may ask for $60 million for facility upgrades and expansion, Concord-Carlisle High School may need to be replaced at a cost of $96 million, and the town may need another $45 million for affordable housing, land purchases and other capital projects. So far the numbers are rough and some of the cost will ...more

During a presentation to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on December 6, Physical Education and Health teacher Margaret Heigl described how, as part of a requirement of a class she is taking with Primary Source, she invited Feng Shui consultant Mary Roberts of North Road to offer a presentation on the Chinese art of Feng Shui to one eighth-grade health ...more

The Highland Building holds studio space for artists and memories of old school days for those who attended there. It occupies a valuable piece of land on the school campus, yet it is no longer used for classes. Is the old wooden structure a town asset, or a liability? Or both? However you look at it, exterior maintenance is being deferred while responsibility ...more

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) held two controversial hearings at their meeting on December 7. ...more

In a split decision, the Planning Board conditionally freed the last lot in the Great Brook Estates subdivision upon clarification of future road maintenance responsibilities and receipt of $70,000 to be held in escrow pending completion of the development. ...more

Carlisle School Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman presented updated versions of the three preliminary FY08 Carlisle School budgets at the December 6 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee (CSC.) The three budget levels include varying amounts of spending and services. All budgets assume a reduction of three teaching staff positions. ...more

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) is in the process of discussing various options regarding Carlisle Superintendent Marie Doyle's contract, which expires June 30, 2007. The CSC is meeting in executive sessions for the contract planning, which are not open to the public due to discussion of personnel issues. The third executive session will be held at 6 p.m. ...more

Public Hearing — Chestnut Estates. At the request of the applicant the public hearing for Chestnut Estates, at 400 Rutland Street (Parcels 23 and 26), will be continued at 8:30 p.m. on January 8, 2007. Topics for discussion will be the Definitive Subdivision Plan (a proof plan needed to proceed with a conservation cluster), ...more

Carlisle School Business Manager, Heidi Zimmerman, told the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) at the December 6 meeting the costs for the Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) were underestimated in the 2006-2007 budget. Buildings and Grounds Supervisor David Flannery explained the discrepancy in a memo to Zimmerman. "We have now had six months of full operation ...more

Physical Education (PE) and Health teacher Margaret Heigl described her new position as Athletic Director (AD) at the December 6 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee. Her duties as AD include scheduling sports, ordering equipment and uniforms, and collaboration with administration, parents, coaches, nursing staff, and the business office. She said the ...more

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator Report ...more

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