To all residents please be advised that all road and sidewalk work regarding the Bedford Road Complete Streets Project starting at Route 225 and the Lowell Street Roundabout will commence on or after June 29, 2020. See Work Schedule
Town Hall will open on a limited basis starting on June 1, 2020. To safely provide services located in Town Hall, Carlisle residents, contractors and associated businesses can receive services through the following methods and hours. Read on...
The Carlisle Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to serve on the following town boards and committees... Read on...
Annual Town Meeting - Saturday, June 20, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
The 2020 Annual Town Meeting was held on Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 am on the plaza at the Carlisle Public Schools located at 83 Church Street. Watch the video HERE
Please see the Moderator’s Letter explaining safety protocols and other procedural changes to be implemented HERE.
Articles to be considered at Annual Town Meeting:
ARTICLE 1 – Consent Agenda
ARTICLE 2 – Town Reports
ARTICLE 3 – Salaries of Elected Officials
ARTICLE 4 – Actuarial Valuation of Post-Employment Benefits
ARTICLE 5 – Revaluation
ARTICLE 6 – Real Estate Tax Exemption
ARTICLE 7 – FY 2021 Chapter 90 Authorization
ARTICLE 8 – Department Revolving Funds Authorization
ARTICLE 9 – Public, Educational, Government Local Access Appropriation
ARTICLE 10 – Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Transfers
ARTICLE 11 – FY2021 Operating Budget
ARTICLE 12 – Funding for CoA Outreach/Social Worker .
ARTICLE 13 – Special Appropriations
ARTICLE 14 – Establish Capital Stabilization Fund
ARTICLE 15 – Increase Income Limit for Senior Tax Deferral Program
ARTICLE 16 – Increase Town Moderator’s Term to Three Years
- Annual Town Meeting Warrant Booklet HERE
- Annual Town Meeting Final Motions HERE
- Town Meeting Warrant - True Attest Copy HERE
- Town Meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Ch. 9 and live-streamed at Minuteman Media Network Government Channel
Reduced quorum for Annual Town Meeting - The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on 6/18/2020 to reduce the quorum at the Saturday, June 20th Town Meeting from 150 voters to 75 voters.
Town Meeting is a gathering of all Carlisle citizens registered to vote, acting as the legislative branch of our local Town government. Almost uniquely in modern American public life, Town Meeting embodies direct – not representative – democracy.
A Special Town Meeting may be scheduled at any time, upon vote of the Board of Selectmen or by the petition request of at least 200 registered voters. If a Special Town Meeting is called, information about it will be posted HERE.
For further information about Town Meeting, including general information about the Town meeting form of government, the procedures used in Carlisle, and minutes and video links from past Town Meetings, For more information regarding Town Meeting please click HERE.
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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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