Water Commissioners Meeting Minutes of 12/15/11



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

The November minutes were approved.

The warrants were signed.

Coliform testing results for November showed a number of coliform bacteria hits.  Some flushing was done and follow up samples were clean of coliform bacteria.

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


November Pumpage          2011 –   8,197,000 2010 – 7,621,000

…………Two new services were installed in Cotuit Meadows and one service was replaced on School Street.

…………Painting repairs were completed at the Newtown Road tank.

…………GHD rep. Jim Fosdick did a walkover of the proposed water main extension to the Newtown Road tank.

Discussion continued on revising the personnel policy.

Discussion on the re-draft of the 671 Main Street easement was tabled as it has not been received yet.

Discussion on the solar power issue has ended at this time.

Discussion was tabled on the fiber optic issue until further contact from Open Cape.

Discussion was held on the increasing BOD levels at the Stratford Pond treatment facility.  The Board agreed to have the firm of Horsley Witten review the reports for the last six months and contact the association for a tour of the facility.

A letter from William Flynn, requesting relief on his water bill due to a toilet leak, was reviewed.  After much discussion, Mr. Calise made a motion to deny his request. The motion was seconded and voted unanimously.

The next meeting will be held on January 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

The meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m..


Respectfully submitted,


Rick Kiely, Chairman