The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 4, 2008


Historical Commission shorts, Mar. 25

Barn reconstruction at 21-23 Bedford Road is expected to get underway next fall. (Photo by Marjorie Johnson)

• Marc Lamere, the Planning Board’s representative to the Historical Commission, updated the commissioners on the Planning Board’s review of various town-owned sites for cell towers. It is the Planning Board’s intention to suggest locations and specifications to interested companies, both for current cell-tower usage as well as future technologies. At issue for the Historical Commission is the location of one such proposed site – in back of Town Hall – which is in the Historic District. Cell towers in certain other locations would be visible from the Historical District. The commission recommended not adding cell tower sites to the town center, but perhaps adding a tower to the Fire Department’s existing pole.

• Laura Chelton, owner of the 18th-century house and barn at 21-23 Bedford Road, updated the Historical Commission on the status of her plans to renovate the house. The Certificate of Appropriateness issued by the commission last year has now expired and must be renewed before work can continue. The barn was taken down before the winter, and its materials were salvaged in order to rebuild the structure. According to Chelton, bids are out to contractors now and the expectation is that work will begin in October. A hearing will be held in August when Chelton seeks a new certificate. ∆

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