The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 16, 2007


On Monday night 32 voters filed into the Clark Room at Town Hall to nominate candidates for 12 open town offices. Three candidates were nominated for two vacancies each on the Board of Health and the School Committee, setting up the only contested races. The Planning Board was unable to fill its three open positions, with only one candidate emerging. ...more

Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle was one of three finalists for Superintendent at the Manchester-Essex Regional School system. However, she removed herself from the running in February. ...more

Everyone at the Selectmen's meeting on March 13 wondered if the Board would keep the $245,682 single override on the Warrant for Town Meeting or follow the Finance Committee's (FinCom) advice and split it into three prioritized tiers. Chairman Doug Stevenson opened discussion by admitting, "I'm not inclined to revoke what we established last week." ...more

In a straw vote on March 12, a majority of the Finance Committe (FinCom) members could not support the large size of the $245,682 (see table on page 5) levy limit override set by the Board of Selectmen the previous week on March 6. Several FinCom members preferred that a tiered version of the override be placed before voters at Town Meeting on April 30. ...more

After many meetings with the Carlisle Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen, the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted on March 7 to reduce their override request from $241,000 to $150,000. The $91,000 reduction will force the firing of one special education teacher and 2 1/2 special education aides, explained Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle. ...more

With roughly $1.3 million dollars available in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) met March 5 to begin deliberations on which of seven spending proposals they might recommend to voters at Town Meeting on April 30. ...more

There is an article on the Town Warrant for a levy limit debt exclusion for Carlisle's share of $1,245,000 in maintenance projects for the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS). Carlisle's assessment, roughly $350,000 is based on the ratio of Carlisle students to Concord students at the high school, about 28% presently. ...more

Chances for an accommodation between the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) and homeowner Theodore Mark appeared less likely by the close of a contentious February 8 meeting at Town Hall. Mark has been represented at that and previous sessions by Attorney Alex Parra and Wetland Scientist Sean Hale, who were hired in November after Mark received a ConsCom Enforcement ...more

A problem that town officials thought had been solved has re-emerged in a less threatening form. The dam that is part of the Cranberry Bog water-control system has sprung a leak. ...more

After weighing the chances of being successful with voters, the school decided last week to withdraw their request for building design funds. ...more

Carlisle School Technology Specialist Cyd McCann presented an overview of the variety of technological activities at the school to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on March 7. Her enthusiasm was apparent as she described the various ways Carlisle students and teachers are using technology in the classroom. ...more

The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) met on Thursday evening, March 8, to draft a memo to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) re-stating its position that before Coventry Woods is issued a Comprehensive Permit from the ZBA, more data is "necessary to properly evaluate the real impact of the project on the community, the environment (both above and below the ...more

At the March 13 Selectmen's meeting property managerChip Orcutt of Monument Square Realty appeared on behalf of South Street Realty Trust, to discuss a request for an amendment to a special permit granted in 1979 for the property occupied by Assurance Technology Corporation (ATC) at 84 South Street. The current permit restricts usage of the land, the ...more

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