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Friday, January 8, 2010

ConsCom begins Benfield 40B wetlands review

At its December 17 meeting the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) opened the first segment of its public hearing on the Benfield Land 40B project at 273 South Street. The ConsCom will evaluate the impact of the proposed 26 residential rental units on wetlands and water resource areas. Though the Carlisle Wetlands Bylaw does not apply, the affordable housing ...more

FinCom eyes $150,000 override

The Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) adopted “guideline” budget for Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) at their December 21 meeting, based on a proposal presented by Treasurer Larry Barton a week earlier on December 14. This budget would reduce spending by many town departments and would require an override of $150,000 to fund part of Carlisle’s assessment for ...more

CCHS facility shows its age

At the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Facilities Master Plan Committee Meeting on December 16, a number of experts gave presentations of their findings of existing conditions of the building and its systems. The roof will need to be replaced and major modifications were recommended for many of the walls to improve energy efficiency. The mechanical, ...more

Carlisle weathers rough economy – a look back at 2009

Many who survived 2009 have the bumps and bruises to prove it. President Barak Obama took office as unemployment continued to rise, the Dow Jones Average gyrated, swine flu swept the country and wars stretched on in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...more

Town plans long-term capital outlays: Carlisle School, cranberry house requests considered

“I tried to come in with just absolutely what we need to keep it reasonable,” began Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle at the December 16 Long-Term Capital Requirements Committee (LTCRC) Meeting. For Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11), the requests amount to a total of $105,000, consisting of $80K for technology replacement and $25K for maintenance. ...more

SBC weighs renovation options if funding is available

A slow economy has one upside – construction bids across the state are coming in much lower than a few years ago. On December 17 the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) discussed what to do if bids for the school project are lower than estimated. The Massachusetts School Building Association (MSBA) and the SBA have discussed a project for $20 million ...more

Police get their man – twice

Curtis Gladstone will probably not forget the first time he was arrested by Carlisle police because he had to leave a Cross Street residence he had broken into somewhat sooner than he had planned and by a route he had not anticipated. He ran from that house through the woods between Cross Street and Route 225, across Route 225 and onto Curve Street, where he ...more

Selectmen hear Stretch Code benefits, costs

When the Selectmen opened the public hearing on December 22, they announced that the General Counsel for the Board of Buildings Regulations and Standards is reviewing its authority to specify the process by which towns can adopt the “Stretch Code.” Thus, the Selectmen would make no decision at this hearing but would take public comment and would continue ...more

Carlisle School sees no increase in FY11 budget: Class sizes to shrink as enrollment drops by 35

At the December 16 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting Superintendent Marie Doyle presented a draft FY11 Carlisle School budget of $9,007,421, identical in size to the FY10 school budget. According to Doyle, FY11 budget drivers include salaries and a reduction in state “circuit breaker” funds for special education. The budget includes a 3% increase ...more

Carlisle School looks internally for superintendent

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) is beginning the superintendent search process and will first list the position internally. The search is necessary to replace Superintendent Marie Doyle, who has submitted her resignation effective June 30. The process for an internal search is simpler and less expensive, explained Arthur Bettencourt, the committee’s consultant ...more

Conservation Commission shorts, December 17

New commissioner. The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) welcomed new member Debra Kimbrell-Anderson at their meeting on December 17. She spent 27 years as a biologist and manager with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, including serving as manager of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge from 2003-2008. Her ...more

Board of Health shorts, December 15

511 Brook Street. The builder on this project, Scott Henderson, appeared before the Board of Health (BOH) on December 15 to request a waiver of the construction deadline to finish a landscaping project and septic barrier installation. The work was to both regrade the existing lay of the property surrounding the ...more

Selectmen shorts, December 22

Warrant opened for Town Meeting. At the December 22 Board of Selectmen’s meeting Town Administrator Tim Goddard submitted his recommendation for the Annual Town Meeting timeline. It was accepted by the Selectmen. Schedule items include: ...more

Carlisle School Committee shorts, December 16

CSA grants. The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted on December 16 to accept a donation of $14,924 from the Carlisle School Association (CSA). The donation is in the form of staff-requested grants, such as books, athletic equipment and computer accessories. ...more

Carlisle adopts no-idling policy

submitted by Susan Stamps

At its September 22 meeting, the Selectman adopted a no-idling policy to encourage residents to comply with state laws which limit idling to five minutes and prohibit any idling on or near school property. Hence, the new blue signs at the Transfer Station and the Post Office and the white signs at the Carlisle School asking residents to turn off engines. ...more

Open burning season regulations and safety tips from the Fire Chief

Registration is Required

Open burning season will begin on January 15 and will end on May 1 at 4 p.m. All landowners must be registered with the fire department before a permit can be issued for the day. If you have not registered already, go to the communications center at the Police Station to register. Registered landowners must call 1-978-369-1442 each day burning is planned to ...more

Board of Selectmen agenda for Jan. 12

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Executive Session ...more

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