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Friday, March 19, 2010

$95,000 left over after Carlisle School schematic designs completed

After its presentation to the League of Women Voters on March 11, the Carlisle School Building Committee squeezed into one of small meeting rooms at the Town Hall for a short meeting.

Bills. The committee voted to recommend to the Board of Selectmen to pay the following bills: HMFH architects ($11,860.55); Daedalus Projects, Inc. ($48.92); Universal Environmental Consultants for the HazMat Survey ($4,800); and Provencher Engineering ($1,437.50); for a total of $18,146.97. Committee member Robert Wiggins noted that HMFH architects were cooperative when asked to provide updated diagrams.

Committee member Doug Stevenson noted there will be approximately $95,000 left from the original $450,000 voted in the spring of 2009 for the schematic design phase after final bills are paid. “That rolls into the $20 million,” said Carlisle Town Treasurer Larry Barton and is part of the contingency fund.

Communications. SBC Chair Lee Storrs said efforts to reach out to the community before the April 5 Special Town Meeting are going well. School Superintendent Marie Doyle said information about the meeting will appear in the Carlisle School Buzz. The committee discussed other groups that should be contacted. Barton suggested the committee “reach out to the Council on Aging.” Storrs said he would contact them and the Long-Term Capital (LTC) Requirements Committee. Committee member Don Rober said the LTC voted in favor of the Carlisle School building project. Committee member Bill Fink said he received “mixed feedback” when he talked with the Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) about a presentation. Storrs said the CEF has agreed to allow the committee to “put up boards” at the CEF Auction and Dinner Dance, which is scheduled for March 27.

Committee members passed around a signup sheet to volunteer for a stint at the Transfer Station to pass out information and to hold signs during the day of the Special Election on April 13. Barton pointed out the Carlisle tax bills will be sent on March 31. The committee decided to mail their four-page informational flyer to Carlisle residents before the tax bills are sent. ∆

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