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Friday, March 9, 2007


On March 6, the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee (FinCom) met to finalize the Warrant for Town Meeting April 30. They concluded that one override of $245,682 will be offered which will include $150,000 for the Carlisle Public School (CPS). This is a significant reduction from what the school says it needs to maintain services, and even if the override ...more

After hours of sometimes surprising debate at their March 1 meeting, the Carlisle Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) signed an agreement to issue a decision by April 27 on the Comprehensive Permit for the proposed 41-unit Coventry Woods 40B development off Concord Street. The date chosen was proposed by the applicant, Mark O'Hagan, who offered in exchange for the ...more

John Ballantine, a member of Long Term Capital Planning Committee and a former Carlisle Selectmen and member of the Finance Committee, gave a presentation to the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on February 27 on the subject of changing demographics. He defined Carlisle as "a wealthy, aging community with significant capital needs." ...more

Maintenance issues have forced a redesign of the town's footpath project. On February 27 the Board of Selectmen (BOS) heard a Town Meeting Warrant Article request by the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Committee for roughly $280,000 in additional funds to complete the project using a more durable surface. After researching a variety of surface materials, the committee ...more

At the February 26 Finance Committee (FinCom) meeting, William Callahan, Superintendent of Minuteman Regional School District, presented the proposed budget for FY08. The Minuteman Regional High School's operating budget increased by 3.8% while the total student population decreased by 5.2%. Due to a reduction of Carlisle students from 9.5 to 8.5 (full-time ...more

An ad hoc working group advised the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on February 27 that leasing public land for Personal Wireless Service (PWS) facilities may help the town minimize the visual impact of cell towers, improve signal coverage, and provide a new source of revenue. The ad hoc group asked the Selectmen to endorse the plan and draft Warrant Articles for ...more

Last Friday's storm caused water leakage problems at both Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) and the Carlisle Public School (CPS). ...more

· 230 Concord Street. Steve and Jackie Hamilton made an informal appearance, asking the Conservation Commissioners to take a look at possible approaches to a steadily mounting maintenance problem on their wetland property between Concord and Westford Streets. After purchasing the property from farmer Guy Clark in the 1980s, they said they ...more

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