The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 2, 2007

AUTUMN SCENE. Geese search for gleanings among the stubble of a corn field on Curve Street. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Pending certification by the state, Carlisle's real estate tax rate is expected to rise to $12.86 per $1,000 of property valuation, up from $11.96 last year. At the annual Tax Classification Hearing held during their October 23 meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted to continue an equal tax rate for both commercial and residential properties.

Concord-Carlisle High School has an unanticipated increase of $800-850,000 in tuitions for special education out-of-district placements this school year. Tim Hult reported the increase to Selectmen as part of his FinTeam liaison report.

The high school became aware of the new out-of-district placements well after the FY08 budget was finalized earlier this year, according to Concord and CCHS School Finance Director John Flaherty.

A legal oversight prevented the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) from opening a scheduled October 25 hearing on the Town Center Pathway Project. A check of the paperwork the day before the meeting had revealed that authorization for a key abutter's easement was missing. Acting as the applicant of record, the Town of Carlisle had filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to re-surface the existing five-foot-wide walkway along Bedford Road

Rep. Cory Atkins to hold office hours November 16

State Representative Cory Atkins will hold office hours at the Town Hall in Carlisle on November 16 in the Clark Room from 2 to 3 p.m. Carlisle residents are invited to stop by to share their requests and concerns regarding local and state issues.

If you would like to meet with Representative Atkins and cannot make it at this time, call 1-617-722-2013 to set up an additional meeting either in Carlisle or in Boston at the State

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito