The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 30, 2007


In a surprise move, Selectman Tim Hult on Tuesday asked his colleagues to consider two proposals for restructuring the override in order to avoid going to Town Meeting with a plan that does not have Finance Committee (FinCom) approval (see article in this issue). The Selectmen had opened the Warrant for April 30 Town Meeting to put on a few finishing touches ...more

A group of Carlisle residents are forming a not-for-profit corporation with the goal of building up to 24 units of affordable housing on a 19.5-acre piece of the Wilson property located off Westford and Curve Streets. The encompassing acreage is the proposed location of a traditional subdivision of single-family homes, called Hanover Hill, that is being reviewed ...more

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted on March 21 to sign a new three-year contract with School Superintendent Marie Doyle. The Committee had decided in December to renew her contract, but had been negotiating the details during the past three months. The Superintendent will be paid a base salary of $130,636, up from $124,415 this year, with additional ...more

The Carlisle Housing Authority (CHA) agreed on March 22 to send a letter to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reaffirming concerns about affordable housing units within the Coventry Woods 40B development planned for Concord Street. By state statute, at least one quarter of the housing units created in a 40B development must meet affordability criteria for ...more

The Board of Health (BOH) voted to withdraw its December 2006 recommendations to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding waivers granted at that time to the developer of the proposed Coventry Woods 40B housing on Concord Street. The 4 to 1 BOH decision also stipulated that developer Mark O'Hagan must comply with all BOH regulations relative to his 40B ...more

With only five of seven members in attendance, on March 20 the Finance Committee (FinCom) voted 2 to 2 with one abstention to withhold support for Article 6 of the Warrant for Town Meeting on April 30 which proposes a budget override of $245,682. The override would enhance the budgets of a number of town organizations, including the Carlisle Public School ...more

School trips to China and Peru. Carlisle seventh graders may participate in a Chinese student exchange trip next year, said Superintendent Marie Doyle. Last year, 12 Concord Middle School students traveled to China, attending school, living with host families and touring the country. Doyle said the group may increase to 15 students, which would ...more

On March 21, School Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman told the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) that small increases in sports and kindergarten fees are being considered in order to raise additional funds for the FY08 school budget. ...more

After months of debate, ConsCom denies homeowner request

Unable to negotiate a compromise with representatives of homeowner Theodore Mark, Conservation Commission (ConsCom) members voted unanimously to deny the applicant's Amended Notice of Intent for a home construction and landscaping project at the corner of Concord Street and Bingham Road, and sent the contentious discussion back to square one at their March ...more

On March 20 the Board of Health (BOH) reviewed preliminary plans for the Hanover Hill subdivision planned by Wilkins Hill Realty for 35 lots off Route 225 near Curve and Westford Streets, and made a recommendation to the Planning Board that the soils are suitable for siting sewage disposal systems. ...more

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