The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 2, 2009

Board of Selectmen shorts, Sept. 22

A New Town Administrator. At the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on September 22, a vote was taken to accept the contract with Timothy Goddard, current Assistant Town Manager of Framingham. As of October 13, he will replace Carlisle Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie, who retires September 30. As needed and until October 16, McKenzie will be available as a separate contractor.

Savoyards Banner Approved. The community-based theatre organization Savoyard Light Opera Company received permission to display a promotional banner on School Street, opposite the Honor Roll, from November 2 through 23. The banner will have information about the upcoming performance of The Pirates of Penzance.

October is Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Appeal Month. Following a brief presentation by Executive Director Astrid Williams, the board approved a proclamation designating October as the Community Chest annual appeal month.

Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity. Selectmen Chair Tim Hult called the Special Town Meeting scheduled for October 5 “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to vote to lower your taxes.” He said, “It will have a short agenda but will be an important meeting.” He encouraged attendance for the two Articles to be voted and for a presentation by the School Building Committee.

Town Treasurer Larry Barton tempered the enthusiasm by saying that although votes on the Articles were very important, the savings would be about $40 or $50 per household. (See Warrant in September 18 issue of the Mosquito.) ∆

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