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Friday, April 17, 2009

BOS to restrict Church St. traffic to one direction

Today most of Church Street runs one-way with the exception of a small, approximately 200-foot stretch between Concord Street and School Street in front of three residences and beside the Town Common. The Board of Selectmen (BOS) unanimously voted on April 14 to make all of Church Street one-way to support the addition of a pathway, with two conditions: the ...more

Should BOS drop wind bylaw from TM Warrant?

At its next meeting on April 28, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) will decide whether or not to include the “Solar Power Generation and Wind Conversion Systems Bylaw,” Article 33, at Town Meeting. The Selectmen decided on April 14 to reconsider this Warrant item based on a request from the Planning Board. Planning Board Chair Greg Peterson wrote an email ...more

Planning Board says wind turbine and solar energy bylaws need more work

At its April 13 meeting the Planning Board voted 6-0 to recommend that the Selectmen not move Warrant Article 33 (Solar Power Generation and Wind Conversion Systems Bylaw) at the May 4 Annual Town Meeting. Further, if moved, the board will recommend against the motion. Before the vote there was almost two hours of discussion – each of the six attending board ...more

Blanding’s Turtle study to begin this season

The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) has approved a research project by Concord herpetologist Dr. Bryan Windmiller that could lead to greater understanding of the population dynamics of the rare Blanding’s Turtle. It could also help a Carlisle population survive and grow. Windmiller met with the commission on April 9 to describe his proposed work and the ...more

Moderator Tom Raftery reflects on Town Meeting

Tom Raftery, having served since 2003 as Town Meeting Moderator, is retiring after this year, and he recently shared his thoughts on the role of Moderator and the Town Meeting form of government. ...more

Mosquito articles relating to 2009 Annual Town Meeting

7 p.m. May 4 and 5 – Corey Auditorium

For information on upcoming Town Meeting Warrant Articles, see the following reports that have appeared in past issues. For easy access, the list is available online at under “Resources.” Look up any article by clicking on the headline. ...more

Shorts from the Board of Health, April 7

Assurance Technology Corporation, 84 South Street. Chip Orcutt, property manager for Larue Renfroe, owner of Assurance Technology Corporation (ATC), appeared before the Board of Health (BOH) on April 7 to discuss the septic system serving the office space and apartments at the ATC property on South Street. Orcutt ...more

Guide to Town Meeting

In the “Citizen’s Guide to Town Meeting,” Massachusetts Secretary William Galvin calls Town Meeting “The purest form of democratic governing,” and adds, “In use for over 300 years and still today, it has proven to be a valuable means for many Massachusetts taxpayers to voice their opinions and directly effect change in their communities.” The ...more

Bow-tie lot will provide access to trails, views, vernal pool

On May 4 at Town Meeting, the Selectmen will ask the voters for approval to transfer a small, land-locked parcel of land from the town to the Conservation Commission (ConsCom). Why this much attention for an unbuildable one-acre lot? According to the ConsCom, this “bow-tie lot” will provide an important link in what many hope will become Carlisle’s Western ...more

Shorts from the Conservation Commission, April 9

Proposed Fox Hill irrigation. John Bakewell and Kevin Brown, who farm the upper portion of the Fox Hill Conservation Land, met with the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) on April 9 to discuss a potential irrigation well. They currently have a 275-gallon tank on site that they fill by hauling in water. They said ...more

Board of Health to investigate Carlisle geology

Tony Mariano, a mineral exploration geologist and resident of Page Brook Road, spoke on April 7 to the Board of Health (BOH) about arsenic and uranium, which the United States Geological Survey (USGS) is studying in rocks throughout New England. Mariano said uranium and arsenic are present here and there in “very low quantities.” While he is not aware of ...more

Historical Commission Agenda for April 28

7:30 Minutes ...more

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