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Friday, March 12, 2010

Selectmen to poll voters before proposing change to CPA

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen (BOS) decided to not put rescinding or reducing the 2% surcharge for the Community Preservation Act (CPA) before town voters this spring. Instead, the group opted to include the item as a non-binding item at Town Meeting to gauge townspeople’s feelings about whether they would like to see it on the ballot next year. The town ...more

Joyce Mehaffey confirmed as Superintendent/Principal

After a short and upbeat discussion on March 3 the Carlisle School Committee voted to hire Carlisle School Principal Joyce Mehaffey as the new Superintendent/Principal, effective June 30. The current Superintendent, Marie Doyle, announced her resignation in November, effective June 30. She has accepted the Superintendent position at the Longmeadow School District. ...more

Highland Committee approves architect contract: Goal: stabilization to be completed by fall

At last Thursday evening’s meeting, the Highland Building Committee discussed and approved the contract negotiated by Town Administrator Tim Goddard with the architectural firm of Menders, Torrey and Spencer (MTS) to design the stabilization of the Highland Building and cover the inspection of regulated materials. ...more

Finance Committee readies FY11 budget recommendations

Carlisle Finance Director Larry Barton had his laptop hooked up to a projector and Finance Committee (FinCom) members were greeted with the proposed FY11 budget lighting up one wall of the Heald Room when they convened for their March 1 meeting. During the next two hours, Barton played the keyboard like a concert pianist while the commission manipulated the ...more

CCHS still accredited, still at “warning”

Both the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) and Minuteman Career and Technical High School have been cited for deficiencies in their buildings when examined by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the independent accrediting agency for high schools. The schools received accreditation, but have been asked to make progress to ...more

Minuteman accreditation comes with “reservations” about facility

Last fall Minuteman Career and Technical High School (MMCTHS) was informed that it retains accreditation as a result of a comprehensive review conducted by NEASC in March 2009. This review, in which a visiting team examines all aspects of the educational program, is conducted every ten years. The letter noted a need to address health and safety concerns, to ...more

Carlisle School honors students for their playground designs

Carlisle students who submitted playground concepts as part of a “Carlisle School Playground Design Contest” were honored at the March 3 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting. “Several students worked together to bring forward a design to share with the School Committee,” explained Superintendent Marie Doyle later via email. She said the contest was ...more

Carlisle School Committee shorts, Mar. 3

School calendar for 2010 – 2011. On March 3 the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) discussed the pros and cons of starting school before Labor Day, September 6. They reviewed two possible school calendars, which are identical except for the beginning and ending dates. Starting school on September 1 results in students ...more

May Town Meeting Warrant nears closure

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) will close the Town Meeting Warrant at its next meeting on March 23. The group reviewed the entire Warrant of 31 items at the March 9 meeting with Wayne Davis, town meeting moderator. In addition to the non-binding Warrant Article on the Community Preservation Act (CPA) (see article, page 1), the Selectmen discussed the following ...more

Planning Board considers Occupancy Permits

The item that surprised the Planning Board at its March 8 meeting is the possibility that the Fire Department, as a condition for its sign-off for an Occupancy Permit, could request changes in common driveway or roadway configuration that could be in conflict with Special Permits or Definitive Plans that were approved by the board. Developer William Costello ...more

Board of Health shorts, March 9

Ferns Construction Update. The owners of Ferns Country Store recently requested an equipment inspection by the board so the business could receive a new Occupancy Permit. The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) contacted the Town of Concord for an inspector, as per the contract they hold, and one was sent. However, it ...more

Fire Prevention Board revises smoke alarm regulations

State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Fire Chief David R. Flannery want to alert the public that if you are selling your home after April 5, 2010, there are changes in the state’s smoke alarm regulations for homes with five or fewer units. ...more

Area towns seek savings through joint planning

Regional planners met in Carlisle on March 4 to pool information on municipal services, area transportation projects and green building initiatives. The Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) represents a group of 13 towns, including Carlisle and Concord. ...more

News from surrounding towns

The following news items were extracted from material available online. ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, Mar. 18

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

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