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Friday, October 30, 2009

Benfield Farms 40B application filed with ZBA: Town Hall Advisory Group looks to minimize impact on open space

On Friday, October 23, developer Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) filed for a comprehensive permit to build 26 units of affordable senior housing on the Benfield Land on South Street. The state’s 40B law allows a developer to bypass local zoning and instead apply for a comprehensive permit if at least 25% of units are affordable. This filing will ...more

Carlisle School considers administrative changes

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) heard financial and educational implications of three options for restructuring the school administration during a presentation by the nonprofit consulting group New England School Development Council (NESDEC) consultants on October 21. NESDEC reported possible savings of $86,000 by combining the superintendent and business ...more

ConsCom meets with sled dog trainers, hears noise concern

The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) invited sled dog trainers who use Foss Farm to its October 22 meeting in order to get to know them better, discuss the timing and specifics of training and to seek to resolve an abutter’s concern about noise. Members of the New England Sled Dog Club (NESDC) from Carlisle, Concord, Littleton and Westford attended. ...more

ConsCom assesses damage to land near Greystone Crossing

Conservation Administrator Sylvia Willard reported on the unauthorized removal of outcrop rocks, destruction of vegetation and other damage to conservation parcels near the Greystone Crossing development off Cross Street when the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) met on October 22. The damaged property includes a town conservation parcel and adjacent private ...more

Conservation Commission shorts, October 22

Land Management Policy. The Conservaton Commission (ConsCom) on October 22 authorized the Land Stewardship Committee (LSC) to develop a document providing a consistent overall approach to the management of Carlisle’s open space parcels. ...more

Housing Authority shorts, Oct. 22

Benfield Farms. How will the planned Benfield Farms affordable housing be affected if Carlisle adopts the energy-efficiency building requirements known as the “stretch code”? With the comprehensive permit application expected to be filed by the developer the next morning, the Housing Authority on Thursday, October ...more

Board of Selectmen shorts, Oct. 27

Ferns receives liquor license. The Massachusetts Alcohol Beverages Control Commission has approved the license for Ferns Country Store. The Selectmen voted at their meeting on October 27 to prorate the $1,000 annual license fee -- $200 for the remaining two-plus months. With the transfer of a check to Town Administrator ...more

H1N1 update

Preparations for the H1N1 vaccination clinic are continuing at the Board of Health (BOH), with the vaccine refrigerator arriving next week. It was noted at the BOH meeting on Tuesday, October 27, that there is no news yet when exactly the state will start shipping vaccines to Carlisle, but the hope is to be able to hold the clinic in late November or early ...more

Highland Building committees coordinate action plans

Highland Building committees for stabilization and future uses met on Thursday, October 22, in Town Hall to formulate action plans and coordinate their activities. ...more

Planning Board focuses on FY11 budget worries

Responding to a Finance Committee (FinCom) request to review the impact of a potential budget cut of 10% for FY11, Planning Board Treasurer Marc Lamere said at the October 26 meeting that no item or aggregate of items in the budget, even if zeroed out, could accommodate such a severe cut. Chair David Freedman said that staff hours would have to be cut. A 40-minute ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, Nov. 5

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

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