Transfer Station stickers now on sale
The new yellow 2020 Transfer Station stickers are now available for purchase at the Police Station. The cost is $25 for first sticker, $10 for additional vehicles. Checks only.
Land Stewardship needs new members
The Land Stewardship Committee (LSC), a subcommittee of the Carlisle Conservation Commission, is looking for conservation-minded residents to help manage Carlisle’s town-owned Conservation Lands.
The committee needs people with a variety of skills and interests. Besides conservation land management, committee members are involved in wildlife ecology, forestry, environmental education, enhancement of wildlife habitat, eradication of invasive plant species, and the preservation of agricultural lands, cultural landscapes and rural vistas. The LSC members are encouraged to propose projects that meet the goals set by the Conservation Commission. The LSC meets once per month in the evening in the Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street.
If you value and enjoy your town’s conservation land and are interested in joining the LSC, or have any questions about it, contact Sylvia Willard, Conservation Administrator (1-978-369-0336).
Disposal of unwanted narcotics
The Carlisle Police Department would like to remind the residents of Carlisle that they stand ready to help dispose of unwanted drugs. There are specific ways in which they can help to handle this important task. You may dispose of your unused drugs in disposal stations inside of the front lobby of the police station, to prevent the narcotics from falling into the wrong hands. This is part of the Middlesex Drug Take Back Program, in order to remove unwanted prescription drugs and keep them away from children and the water supply. There are two drug disposal stations in the Police Station lobby. The large one is clearly marked with easy to read signs to direct you to what is allowed in and what is not. All prescription drugs, as well as vitamins, gels and pet medicine are allowed. The disposal station does not accept needles, inhalers or liquids. The second station is a small box attached to the wall which is designed only for needles.
If you are in need of drug disposing, but would rather complete the task at your own residence, you may pick up a Medical Disposal Pouch at the Police Station. This is a simple to use container for unwanted drugs that can be disposed of in your own home. The directions are clearly labeled on the back of the pouch, although it is simple as just adding water to the pouch and shaking it up. Then simply dispose of the filled pouch in your normal trash can. If you need assistance with this process, an officer can be sent to your home to assist you. The pouches can hold up to 90 pills, 12 oz. of liquid or 12 prescription patches. Needles are not allowed in the pouches. The officers are not allowed to pick up and transport any narcotics that you may have.
If you would like more information about these services, contact the Police Department at 978-369-1155 or stop by the station.
Notice of town board vacancies
The Carlisle Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to serve on the following town boards and committees. If you are interested in serving on any of these committee please submit a letter of interest to the Town Administrator’s Office, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle or email to: TownHall@Carlislema.gov.
Vacancies include: Affordable Housing Trust, Audit Committee, Board of Registrars (must be enrolled in one of the two leading political parties of the Town), Celebrations Committee, Energy Task Force, Finance Committee, Historical Commission, Municipal Facilities Committee, Pathways II Committee, River Stewardship Council, Youth Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. In addition, the Board of Health seeks volunteers to serve on the Lyme Disease and Water Quality Subcommittees.
Do you have a File of Life?
“File Of Life” kits for Carlisle seniors are available at the COA office at Town Hall. In an emergency, the “File Of Life” card enables emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to obtain a quick medical history and vital personal information when a patient is unable to offer it.
The card, which is kept in a red plastic pocket labeled “File of Life,” lists the patient’s name, emergency contacts, health insurance policy and social security number, health conditions, medications including dosages, allergies, recent surgeries, religion, doctor’s name and whether or not there is a health care proxy or living will.
For more information about the “File of Life” program, call 1-978-371-2895.
Sign up for RUOK®
If you live alone, you may want to sign up for the free RUOK® Telephone Reassurance System. The system will call you at the predetermined time you request. When you answer, you’ll hear a short pre-recorded call message from the COA. If you don’t pick up after several tries, the police will personally try to reach you, and if there is still no reply they will stop by and check on you at home. This system has saved lives. Call the Council on Aging to sign up at 1-978-371-2895.
Be a Mosquito friend
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