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Special Town Meeting
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10:00am at the Carlisle Public Schools located at 83 School Street, Carlisle, MA 01741
Posted 10/16/2020 - The Carlisle Special Town Meeting will proceed as planned, at 10 am Saturday morning, October 17th. The location, however, will shift to underneath the solar canopies in the upper portion of the school parking lot.
The current weather forecast calls for the rain to abate in early morning. It will be a bit cool and windy, so residents are encouraged to dress appropriately like the hardy New Englanders we are.
Parking will be available on the lower portion of the school parking lot and on adjacent streets.
The warrant articles to be considered:
ARTICLE 1 – Prior Year Bills
ARTICLE 2 – Adjustments to FY2021 Operating Budget
ARTICLE 3 – Special Appropriations
ARTICLE 4 – Application of Bond Premiums
ARTICLE 5 – Capital Equipment
ARTICLE 6 – Municipal Facilities
ARTICLE 7 – CPA Annual Recommendations
ARTICLE 8 - Funding for Cranberry Bog Maintenance Project
ARTICLE 9 – Amend the Carlisle General Bylaws - Board of Selectmen to Select Board
ARTICLE 10 – Amend the Carlisle Zoning Bylaws – Board of Selectmen to Select Board
ARTICLE 11 – Lowell Street Easement
ARTICLE 12 - Rescind General Bylaw 3.10, Long Term Capital Requirements Committee
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The Town of Carlisle is a predominantly residential community located approximately 22 miles northwest of Boston. Once called “city of the woods” by Henry David Thoreau, Carlisle is still a rural community with over 30% of the land permanently protected open space. Carlisle residents enjoy the rural charm of a New England farming community with winding roads weaving past stone walls, fields farmed for generations, and unspoiled woods. The incorporation of Carlisle was a long and arduous process taking 72 years. The first recorded intention of incorporation was in 1732. In 1754 the District of Carlisle was approved by the Massachusetts General Court and existed for two years, five months, and 17 days before it was dissolved. In 1780 a new, larger, District of Carlisle was approved. Finally, in 1805, the Incorporation of the Town of Carlisle was approved.
The visual characteristics, combined with its geographical location and the commitment of its residents to providing a quality education for Carlisle children, make this community highly desirable.
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