Friday, July 13, 2007
Historical Commission shorts, June 26
Only one public hearing was scheduled for the Historical Commission's monthly meeting on June 26. Part-owner, Building Inspector Bob Koning, appeared to request approval to replace seven structural columns across the front of the Carlisle Post Office at 70 Bedford Road. Koning is part owner of the building.The original columns have rotted six inches from the bottom and will be replaced by Tuscan columns made of polypropylene "which should be there for quite some time," according to Koning.
In addition, Koning proposed that the front door open electrically, making it handicapped-accessible. The door will be a wooden six-panel door, the same as the original. Both proposed changes were accepted by the commissioners.
The Post Office has been located at 70 Bedford Road since 1989, when D-Kon Realty Trust built the facility and leased it to the Post Office for 25 years. Prior to that, the Post Office rented space in the basement of the old Congregational Church on the corner of Church and School Streets.
Larry Sorli reported that consultant Anne Forbes has completed the RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for phase two of the detailed town-wide Historical Resources Survey and work should begin soon. Town Meeting in 2006 approved $41,000 in Community Preservation Act funds for the project .
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