Water Commissioners Meeting Minutes of 1/19/12



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, Prudential committee member Amy Kates and Town councilor Jessica Rapp Grassetti were also present.

The December minutes were approved.

The warrants were signed.

Coliform testing results for December showed four coliform bacteria hits.  The Department decided to chlorinate the system for at least 30 days beginning 12/9/11.

At 5:30 William Flynn arrived to discuss his request for some relief on his 2011 excess water bill.  After much discussion the Board voted to apply the leak-rate policy to his bill.  Mr. Flynn departed.

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


December Pumpage : 2011 –  7,300,000 2010 – 8,186,000

.………One new service was installed, two services were replaced and one service was repaired.

…………The well field paving project will be advertised for bids in the Central Register and in the Cape Cod Times .The bid opening will be held on 2/22/12.

…………Horsley & Witten have not finished their assessment of the data we sent them on the Stratford Ponds treatment facility.

…………1,450 feet of water main and three hydrants have been installed in the 2nd phase in Cotuit Meadows subdivision.

…………Inspections will be done at all three storage tanks by Merithew Co. in the Spring.

Mr. Kiely stated that he would contact Attorney McLaughlin to inquire about the status of the easement agreement redraft at 671 Main Street.

Discussion continued on revising the personnel policy.

The Board reviewed the temporary license agreement from Open Cape fiber Optics Co. Mr. Barnicle made a motion to have Attorney Mann review the document and offer his legal opinion.  Mr. Calise seconded the motion and it was so voted.

The Board reviewed a letter from Susan Skenderian requesting an adjustment on her 2011 excess water bill.  After discussion, Mr. Barnicle made a motion to deny her request.  Mr. Calise seconded the motion and it was so voted.

Discussion was held on the 20-year withdrawal permit application.  Mr. Wiseman indicated that he would obtain a price breakdown from Tata & Howard, the firm who completed the last permit renewal.

The next meeting will be held on February 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m..


Respectfully submitted,


Rick Kiely, Chairman

cc: Prudential Committee