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Friday, May 8, 2009

Town Meeting supports all building projects: School bonding requires additional approval at Town Election on Tuesday, May 12

A strong turnout at Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 4, approved all funding requests, including a total operating budget of $22,548,834, as well as $775,000 for repairs to Gleason Library, $450,000 for schematic designs for renovation of the Carlisle Public School and $445,000 for phase 1 renovation work on the Highland Building. In addition, voters approved ...more

Article 11: Carlisle School building project moves ahead

With only one vote against, Article 11 allowing expenditure of $450,000 to begin planning the Carlisle School building project easily passed. Lee Storrs, chair of the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC), noted that the funding will provide engineering of a schematic design and hiring of an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) as a first step toward a $20 million ...more

Articles 21-23: Old Lady Highland gets a new life…for now

The Highland Building, Carlisle’s stately old schoolhouse, nearly 101 years old, was given an extension on life by a vote of 233 to 93, after a spirited debate at Town Meeting late on Monday night. ...more

Article 22, Motion 2: Gleason Library restoration project passed at Town Meeting

The large crowd at the May 4 Annual Town Meeting voted to fund $775,000 from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) account to repair the historic portion of the Gleason Public Library. The funds will be used to restore the exterior front half of the library, including the roofing, façade, windows and foundation. ...more

Article 12: Carlisle approves share of $750,000 for CCHS capital improvements

Article 12 passed unanimously. This was a request from the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) for a $750,000 debt exclusion for the high school, of which Carlisle’s portion would be about $244,000. Concord had already approved the proposal on its Warrant and at Concord Town Election. ...more

Article 32: Marijuana fine dropped

Attendees of Monday night’s Town Meeting staying through to the last of the Warrant items to have their say on the proposed new marijuana fine may have left disappointed. The Board of Selectmen decided not to move the Article just prior to the meeting, based on the recommendation of Police Chief John Sullivan, according to Town Administrator Madonna Mackenzie. ...more

Article 34: Bylaw revision defines wireless facility priorities

With little discussion beyond some confusion over a typo on the word “emergency,” Town Meeting approved Article 34, the Planning Board-supported revisions to the Personal Wireless Service Facilities bylaw developed by its Wireless Bylaw Working Group. ...more

Sample ballot for Town Election on Tuesday, May 12
Polls at Town Hall open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Historical Commission: Why not go slow on Town Common pathway?

After obtaining Board of Selectmen (BOS) approval for a revised plan for completing pathways in the Town Center, Pathways Committee Chair Deb Belanger has obtained Historical Commission approval, tempered with a request that the committee consider the feasibility of relocating a section of proposed pathway. At their April 28 meeting the commission felt that ...more

Carlisle 2009 Town Meeting roundup

Annual Town Meeting of May 4 took the following actions: ...more

Heard at Town Meeting

Moderator Tom Raftery (at the start of Town Meeting): “Let us pray… that we can do this in one night.” ...more

Selectmen given preliminary results of Town Needs Survey

Jim Elgin and John Ballantine, members of the Town Needs Survey Committee, presented preliminary results from the recent town-wide survey at the Selectmen’s meeting last month. The survey objectives were to determine community needs and priorities for future services, with a focus on seniors. The committee plans to release a detailed report after data analysis ...more

CCHS track and field teams accept more athletes

At the Regional School Committee meeting on April 14, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) senior, Blair Robinson, reported that the coed track and field team had originally cut students, but was now able to include them on the team. ...more

Historical Commission shorts, April 28

Highland. The Commission nominated Chip Dewing to speak at Town Meeting in support of preserving the Highland Building. The commission will cite Anne Forbes, historian, on research of why the building meets the National Register of Historic Places requirements. ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, May 14

7:30 Minutes, bills, agenda items ...more

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