The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 4, 2007


Heard at the 2007 Town Meeting

· "A motion for reconsideration of an Article must be made by someone who was on the winning side of the original vote. If you make a motion for reconsideration, I will ask you whether you were on the losing side. And I know you wouldn't lie to me."

· "If we were to do both of these school projects [the Carlisle Public School and Concord-Carlisle High School] the impact on the average Carlisle taxpayer in 2010 would be about $3,000."

· "The microphone is your friend. You may have heard some noise up here. It's called the Bat Phone. It rings when they can't hear us in the cafeteria." [Approximately 30 parents with children were listening to Town Meeting in the cafeteria.]

· "This year in the kindergarten, parents pay $800 per child [for a full school day]. We thank Mr. Stevenson, who had triplets in the kindergarten."

· "The floors, tables and chairs at the high school are original to the building. Mr. Stevenson and I were talking about how we had eaten lunch at those tables, many, many years ago."

· "Carlisle's population consists of 980 seniors, those over age 60, which is 17% of the population. Heading down the track, speeding towards Carlisle is the Baby-Boom Express and there is no train station in which to greet them, only three part-time staff...."

· "This is probably the smallest appropriation request I've seen tonight, which is probably why the discussion is so adamant."

"None that I'll allow."

Assistant Moderator Ralph Anderson

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito