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Friday, October 15, 2010

Selectmen shorts, 12 October

Appointments. For a one year term on the Investment Advisory Committee to expire on June 30, 2011, two new appointments were made: Mary Storrs from the Carlisle Public School and Michael Fitzgerald from the Carlisle Scholarship Advisory Committee. They join the other members: Selectman John Williams, Finance Director Larry Barton, Town Accountant Priscilla Dumka, FinCom Members Dave Verrill and Michael Bishop, Library Trustee Ann Rosas, and Andrew Martin (citizen member). The Investment Advisory Committee was established on June 22 and has the purpose to “undertake a thorough review of existing Trusts and related documents to establish the use of and corresponding investment policy for the trust funds of Carlisle.”

Housing Trust meeting may be held within the October 26 Selectmen’s meeting. In addition to the five selectmen, James Bohn and Greg Peterson are members. The Housing Trust controls $90,000 to aid homeowners who wish to convert homes to provide “Affordable Accessory Apartment” (AAA) units. Each can apply for up to $15,000. Selectmen Chair John Williams said that the meeting’s objective will be to discuss deed restrictions that may be “more palatable” to homeowners and thereby encourage interest in AAA. Concord attorney Katherine O’Donnell will be asked to attend as a potential consultant to the group. The meeting date is tentative based on availability of the attendees.

Tax Classification Hearing scheduled for November 9 meeting. Town Administrator Tim Goddard indicated that the date is reasonable while awaiting the State Department of Revenue to certify the Assessors’ property values. The objective is to set the tax rate before Thanksgiving. Finance Director Larry Barton will attend.

Executive Session. The board went into executive session to discuss potential litigation. ∆


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