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Friday, March 20, 2009

Expanded well regs to include increased testing, BOH enforcement

Several years ago, when the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) first became aware that the state planned to update its Title 5 regulations (released in April 2008), the BOH began work to update the town’s official septic regulations and water supply regulations. The local septic regulations were updated last year and on February 10, in preparation for its March ...more

Scanvongelli runs for Selectman

Peter Scanvongelli of 240 Hutchins Road has successfully completed the Nomination by Petition process to place his name on the ballot for one of the two open seats on the Board of Selectmen (BOS) at the May 12 Annual Town Election. Scanvongelli submitted almost three times the necessary 26 signatures. No one else has turned in nomination petitions and the deadline ...more

Mosquitoes to marijuana, 35 articles pack TM Warrant

From school buildings to wind turbines to marijuana to mosquitoes, the 35 articles on the Warrant for Town Meeting on May 4 encompass a number of potentially controversial topics. So it was with obvious relief that the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on March 10 greeted the news that an override vote to balance the FY10 town budget will not be needed. However, the ...more

Wind turbine bylaw hearing draws crowd

A near-capacity audience attended the March 9 public hearing on the proposed new bylaw on Wind Energy Conversion Systems held by the Planning Board and the Alternate Energy Generation Committee. The proposal would establish standards for locating and using wind turbines in any zoning district by special permit issued by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The ...more

CPC supports library, Highland, open space report, defers Bog House

On March 17, after two hours of discussion, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) voted to support grants for the Gleason Public Library, the Highland Building and an Open Space and Recreation Report. This marked the first year that the CPC had to decide among several big-ticket requests and as a result the committee voted to table a request for funds ...more

CCHS seeks $750,000 debt exclusion

At the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting on March 10, John Flaherty, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations, responded to questions about the school’s request for a $750,000 debt exclusion on the Warrant for Town Meeting, of which Carlisle’s portion would be about $225,000. The funds would be used primarily ...more

Changes planned for Great Brook Farm State Park

Great Brook Farm State Park Supervisor Steve Carlin of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) described several projects on the drawing board when he spoke at the Conservation Coffee March 10. Projects range from small repairs, to pond dredging, to a new dairy barn and possible timber harvesting. Carlin has been at the State Park ...more

ConsCom okays boardwalk for Town Forest

Louise Hara appeared at the March 12 Conservation Commission (ConsCom) meeting on behalf of the Trails Committee, relative to a Request for Determination of Applicability of whether a full permit is required for construction of a boardwalk at the Town Forest. The 80-foot boardwalk over wetlands and a stream will replace a badly degraded crossing in the portion ...more

ConsCom grants pony club permits, reviews wireless bylaw, wetlands filings

Foss Farm Pony Club Programs. The commission issued permits for two Old North Bridge Pony Club programs at Foss Farm. Beth Platt of Peter Hans Road, District Commissioner for the club, explained their horse show on Sunday May 3, will involve up to 70 people in events throughout the day. She said this is their annual ...more

Fourth graders find learning US geography can be fun

At the March 4 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting, fourth-grade teachers Ken Ashe, Jason Naroff and Liz Gray and Special Educator Connie McGrath, highlighted some of the assignments students are undertaking as they learn U.S. geography. Naroff noted a goal is to include cross-curricular activities in art, music, media, language arts and physical education. ...more

BOS meets with Benfield developer

Philip Giffee of Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), told the Selectmen on March 10 that his firm is “very proud to have been selected” as developer of the senior housing project on the town-owned Benfield Land on South Street. He emphasized NOAH’s intent to comply with the town’s “strong oversite” and to be open to feedback, “This is a ...more

Housing Authority reviews Benfield project

The Benfield senior affordable housing project topped the agenda when the Housing Authority met on March 12. The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) has presented plans to construct a building with 17 one-bedroom units and nine two-bedroom units on a portion of the town-owned Benfield property on South Street. (See “Plans unveiled for Benfield senior ...more

BOS shorts, March 10

FY09 budget on track. Board of Selectman Chair Doug Stevenson noted at the March 10 meeting that for FY09 local receipts have stabilized and real estate is “tracking at a relatively good pace.” A small shortfall is still possible, but should not surpass $50,000. It is expected that no reserve fund requests will ...more

News from surrounding towns

The following news items were extracted from material available online at ...more

Board of Selectmen

agenda for March 24 Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Boston Post Cane Presentation ...more

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