The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 1, 2008

Board of Health okays town’s first Clivus septic system

At its July 22 meeting, the Board of Health(BOH) heard a presentation on a septic system technology that would be the first of its type to be used in Carlisle. The grey-water system was proposed as part of a septic redesign for property at 180 Prospect Street. Representatives from Stamski & McNary and from Clivus New England provided background for the ...more

Valentine family to preserve 131 acres and rural vistas

The owners of Carlisle’s largest remaining private farmland are seeking to permanently protect the majority of their land, while allowing for future limited development of up to 16 new houses. On July 28, John Jr. and Elizabeth Valentine of 566 Acton Street presented three Approval Not Required (ANR) land division plans for Still Meadow Farm to the Planning ...more

Rare wild beehive found on construction site

Last week area beekeepers began a long-shot operation to save a colony of wild bees found in a white pine logged during site clearing for the Hanover Hills subdivision project off Westford Street. According to Carlisle beekeeper Ernie Huber, the hive had been located 20 to 30 feet above ground in the trunk of a massive tree. The tree was dragged by the equipment ...more

Enrollment projections will shape Carlisle School building project

The Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) is working with experts and state officials to find the best long-term enrollment estimate to use in calculating space needs, from among three 10-year estimates that differ by roughly 50%. The committee met on July 24 to report its progress and to update the project timeline for replacement of the Spalding Building. ...more

Gleason Library restoration project moves forward

The Gleason Library Building Restoration Committee met on July 24 to approve the final wording of the Request for Qualification (RFQ) document for hiring the project designer for the library restoration. Use of an RFQ allows the committee to get a sense of the applicants’ qualifications for the project and to understand their approach toward solving the problem. ...more

Planning Board shorts, July 28

Zoning Bylaws. The Planning Board will meet with their consultant Jon Witten in August to consider revisions to the Carlisle Zoning Bylaws and to establish a comprehensive set of regulations and/or a land-use and development bylaw. ...more

Personnel Board shorts, July 16

At its July 16 meeting the Personnel Board recognized that its previous meeting, held on June 18, had not been properly posted. With that in mind, the board began by re-voting, thereby confirming all votes from the June 18 meeting. ...more

ConsCom hears neighborly tips on wetland protection

The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) opened its July 10 meeting by welcoming invited guest Tom Gumbart, who has served as Conservation Director in the town of Lincoln for the past eight years. The impetus for the invitation was that town’s successful overhaul of its Wetland Protection Bylaw. ...more

BOH meeting shorts, July 22

Uranium mapping. The US Geological Survey (USGS) together with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health are conducting a study to assess concentrations of arsenic and uranium in wells in east central Massachusetts. Elevated levels of arsenic have previously been detected in this area of the state. Similar studies ...more

Stolen car found before theft reported

A jeep was stolen in Concord and abandoned in Carlisle early July 17 morning. Carlisle Police identified the vehicle and contacted the owner before Concord Police had been contacted about the loss. ...more

High mosquito populations yield positive West Nile Virus samples

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has announced that routine surveillance shows a larger population than normal of Culex mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile Virus (WNV), and that positive WNV samples have occurred earlier this year than last year. The July population was recorded especially high (almost three times higher than last year) ...more

Board of Selectmen meeting agenda

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator Report ...more


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