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Friday, December 10, 2010

Carlisle School budget up 2.97%

Staff cut as enrollment falls ...more

FinCom reviews Carlisle School budget

Finance Committee (FinCom) members appeared disappointed with the Carlisle School’s request for an increase of 2.97% for FY12 when they met with the Carlisle School Committee (CSC), Superintendent Joyce Mehaffey and Business Manager Susan Pray on December 6. ...more

Sgt. Kevin Cardonne to face disciplinary hearing

After meeting in private session on Tuesday night, the Selectmen made the following announcement on Wednesday, December 8: “Having received the investigator’s report regarding the matter of certain allegations made against Police Sgt. Kevin Cardonne, the Carlisle Board of Selectmen has voted to proceed with a disciplinary hearing which has been scheduled ...more

Police union agrees on new 3-year contract

The Board of Selectmen on December 7 approved a new contract with the police union. The Memorandum of Agreement with the Carlisle Police Officers Bargaining Unit will cover the years 2010-2013. The effect is a 0% increase in base pay for FY11, a 1.5% increase for FY12 and 2.8% increase for FY13. Effective July 1, one additional holiday is added, the day after ...more

Trails Committee weighs in on changes at Great Brook

The Carlisle Trails Committee devoted much of its December 3 meeting to discussing the proposed changes to trail use at the Great Brook Ski Touring Center. Trails Committee members expressed some confusion over the motivation for the changes, as the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) never held a public hearing explaining the impetus ...more

ConsCom responds to Benfield wetland alteration inquiry

The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) responded on December 2 to a written query from Alan Carpenito of 493 South Street as to whether there were wetlands violations during the year 2003 on the now town-owned Benfield Land off South Street. (See “Conservation Commission shorts, October 28,” November 5.) ...more

Trails Committee projects progress

Over homemade candied acorns – and mixed reviews to said acorns – the Carlisle Trails Committee met Friday, December 3 at Town Hall to discuss the progress of fall and winter projects. ...more

How to interpret tax bills after property revaluation

In an effort to reduce shock when tax bills are opened in January, the Board of Assessors and Assessor Melissa Stamp met on December 2 to offer information regarding the most recent revaluation of Carlisle property. ...more

Abutters request cleanup at Timothy Lane business

On December 6, a routine request from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for a special permit to run a construction business was complicated by accusations that the owner is operating a community eyesore. Robert Wallhagen of Timothy Lane has run the business from his home for 30 years, and was appearing for the first time to request the permit. The request arose ...more

ZBA okays two home additions

At its December 6 meeting the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved two variance requests concerning additions to homes not in conformity with the zoning laws. ...more

FinCom looks at senior services

The Carlisle Council on Aging (COA) discussed its FY12 budget with the Finance Committee on November 29. The budget for the fiscal year starting next July 1 would pay about $90K in wages for four part-time workers and about $14.4K for program, office and other expenses if funded at the level of this year (FY11). All but $220 of a possible 2% increase would ...more

Shorts from the SBC, December 2

Local hiring. Alan Carpenito spoke to the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) on December 2 to suggest a local hiring requirement of 1 to 2% for construction projects such as the upcoming school renovation. He noted that some townspeople are “struggling to stay in the town” and would benefit from being ...more

What’s in a name?

Carlisle School considers naming rights ...more

Carlisle School accepts technology gift, reviews writing curriculum

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted on December 1 to gratefully accept a donation of Microsoft software and Promethean ActivExpressions from Carlisle resident Randy Laughlin, whose donation was matched by his employer, Microsoft. Laughlin donated Windows 7 Professional, Office for Mac 2011, Microsoft Visio and Office 2010 Professional. ...more

Board of Selectmen shorts, December 7

Noise Bylaw. Ginny Lamere (Rutland Street) asked for support from the Selectmen for creation of a noise bylaw. Her request was precipitated by jackhammer and hoe-ram activity on the conservation cluster called Chestnut Estates on Rutland Street. She said, “The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ...more

Historical Commission nixes Garden Club signage

Garden Club Civic Committee Chairman Jane Anderson asked the Historical Commission on November 30 for permission to place three signs in the rotary reading “Maintained by the Carlisle Garden Club.” Each sign would face the incoming traffic to the rotary. Anderson stated that other towns in the area have similar signs and theirs would match the style and ...more

ConsCom shorts, Dec. 2

Hanover Hill. Representing Wilkins Hill Realty, Rob West discussed the final steps needed to complete work relative to the 35-lot subdivision off Westford Street. The ConsCom’s permit covers construction of a roadway and three common driveways with associated grading and drainage systems. West noted that the ultimate ...more

Planning Board agenda for Monday, Dec. 13 Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes, bills, budget, reports ...more

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