Minutes of Water Commissioners 11/27/12 Meeting


The monthly meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners was held at the office at 5 PM with all members present.  Office manager, Sheri Leavenworth was also present, replacing Superintendent Chris Wiseman who was on vacation.

The October minutes were approved.

The warrants were signed.

October coliform results and MTBE results were “0.”

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


October Pumpage        2012- 12,461,000                 2011-   11,536,000

……………One new service was installed and one was replaced.

……………No new information is available regarding the proposed generator installation at Station #5.

After the final version of the new personnel policy was reviewed, Mr. Barnicle made a motion to adopt the new Cotuit Fire District, Water Department Employee Handbook, dated 10/20/12, which will serve as the manual until such time that it is amended or revised by the Commissioners.  Mr. Calise seconded the motion and it was so voted.

Discussion on the agreement with Open Cape was tabled until the December meeting.

The Board has yet to be informed of the closing date for the 671 Main Street easement.

Discussion continued on the newly proposed security system in conjunction with the fiber optics installation.  Discussion will continue in December.

Discussion continued on the West Street tank painting project.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 20, 2012.


Respectfully submitted,



Frederick Kiely, Chairman

Cc: Prudential Committee