The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 2, 2007


The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) commended Superintendent Brenda Finn for her "strong and positive leadership" at her annual performance evaluation, and voted unanimously on October 23 to give her a 5.3% increase in total compensation. ...more

· CPA Funding. Selectman Doug Stevenson said he learned at a recent regional advisory meeting that many communities expect a decrease in the state reimbursement rate for Community Preservation Act funds. Where previously Carlisle received 100% reimbursement from the state to match local CPA funds collected, Stevenson said in the future the town ...more

· Greenough Barn shoot. Emerson College student and East Street resident Ben Phillippo received a go-ahead for use of the Greenough Barn and environs for a non-profit student film project. The written request revealed that the aspiring film maker has worked on nearly 40 school films, including one that he co-wrote and produced, which won the school's ...more

· Hanover Hill Subdivision. Reviewing the Definitive Plan for Hanover Hill, the board observed that septic system test pits for lots 11 and 12 are very close to storm-water retention areas. A recommendation will be made to the Planning Board to request new locations for these septic systems with additional testing to be provided. ...more

· 259 South Street. An emergency waiver was needed because the old well had run dry and the household was without water. The existing well was 65 feet from the septic leaching area. The well driller, Skillings and Sons, proposed a new well location 100 feet from the leaching area, but the setback only 17 feet from the front property line, rather ...more

Despite an impending Red Sox World Series game, the Housing Authority met on October 25 to keep the momentum going on the 26-unit affordable housing project to be built by the town on the Benfield Land on South Street. They are meeting again on Saturday, November 3, to make more headway in finalizing the RFP before it is sent out for bid in December. ...more

The Ruettgers Family Charitable Foundation has supported the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Lecture Series Enrichment Fund for the last eight years. CCHS Latin teacher Jere Mead spoke about the program at the October 23 meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC). He said the yearly $25,000 donations are important gifts that ...more

· Request for Proposals for Personal Wireless Communications Facilities. Board member Brian Larson summarized progress of a subcommittee operating under direction of the Selectmen to develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) for town-wide personal wireless systems. Article 16 of the April 2007 Town Meeting authorized the Selectmen "to lease or ...more

· Medicare for retirees. Concord's Finance Director Tony Logalbo asked the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) to incorporate Medicare in how healthcare claims are covered for retirees. He called it a housekeeping measure and said, "This is in no way a diminishment of services. It has to do with who pays, our pool or Medicare." ...more

Several of the fall sports teams have advanced to the state tournaments. Up-to-date information on specific locations and times for the post-season games is available at ...more

Conscom agenda ...more

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. ...more

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. ...more

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) ...more

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