A few things to keep in mind for this week in Concord:
The Board of Selectmen meets Monday night at 7 p.m. with some interesting agenda items. The new ice cream shop, Reasons to be Cheerful, is seeking a new victualler’s license and the board will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Also, the Board of Registrars is proposing shorter polling hours for non-controversial local elections and re-precincting from the 2010 census. The West Concord Task Force has a report and recommendation to deliver, among other agenda items.
The joint Concord and Concord-Carlisle School Committees will meet Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Ripley building. First up is the superintendent’s evaluation, followed by school improvement plans. In high school sports, the boys and girls lacrosse teams play on Tuesday, starting with the boys versus the MIAA Div. 2 winner, either Sandwich or Shawsheen. The girls varsity plays MIAA Div. 1 Lincoln Sudbury at 6 p.m.
The CCHS building committee meets at 6 p.m. in the high school library on Wednesday. The work of this committee is vital to the design and siting of the new facility. According to Jerry Wedge, co-chairman, Concord and Carlisle are awaiting a final go-ahead from the state School Building Authority about the design. Wedge has said the committee favors a new building on the site of the lower gym. The state is partnering with the two towns at each step of the process, Wedge said. He hopes to bring a funding article to the two towns at fall Town Meetings. Construction could begin in 2012 if the votes pass.