The monthly meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners was held at the office at 5 PM with all members present including Superintendent Chris Wiseman and Prudential committee member Amy Kates.

The October minutes were approved.

The warrants were signed.

Coliform testing results were “0”for October.

Dan Gallagher, a representative from Open Cape Public Safety Backup System Company arrived to discuss the future of fiber optics.  His presentation involved the installation of a microwave antenna on the Main Street tank. He exited at 6:30.

The following information was included in the Superintendent’s report:


October Pumpage         2011 -11,536,000        2010 – 13,239,000

…………Three services were replaced, one on Main Street and two  on Ocean View Avenue.

…………One fire suppression system was installed

…………The Newtown Road tank was taken off line for painting repairs.

Discussion was held on the updated well field roadway paving specs.

The status of the mid-year budget was discussed.

Mr. Kiely informed the Board that Attorney McLaughlin will be forwarding a new draft of the 671 Main Street easement, after Mr. Kiely found that some corrections were necessary.

Discussion continued on updating the personnel policy. Mr. Wiseman and Mr. Barnicle stated that they would contact other water Department superintendents for information on the proper contacts for reviewing the policy.

The Board tabled further discussion on the use of solar  energy in the well fields after last month’s meeting with representatives in the field determined that Cotuit does not meet the necessary land requirements to support the project.

The status of all storage tanks will be posted on the District’s website once all the information has been compiled.

A letter from resident Robert Beal concerning an outdoor shower leak was reviewed.  Mr. Calise made a motion to apply the leak-rate policy.  The motion was seconded and it was voted unanimously.

The next meeting will be held on December 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,


Rick Kiely, Chairman

Cc: Prudential Committee