Minutes of Water Commissioners 12/20/12 meeting


The monthly meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners was held at the office at 5 PM with all members present.  Superintendent Chris Wiseman, District Counsel Mark Boudreau, Town Counsel Charles McLaughlin, Cotuit Civic Association President Rich Boden and association member Phyllis Miller were also present.

The November minutes were approved.

The warrants were signed.

Attorney Mark Boudreau explained the situation regarding the 671 Main Street project. The Board agreed to sign a warrant for the District’s portion of the perpetual easement at 671 Main Street in the amount of $137,500.00, in preparation for the closing that Attorney McLaughlin will be setting up in the next couple of weeks. Everyone exited at the end of the discussion.

In November, there was a coliform hit at the Main Street tank. Extremely low concentrations of chlorine were introduced into the system for several days which corrected the problem. MTBE results for November were “0.”

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

PUMPAGE November Pumpage            2012 –  7,968,000                 20117,621,000

……………Four new services were installed and one was replaced.

……………The new transmission line from the Newtown Road tank out to Rte. 28 is now in operation.

……………A T & T would like to add antennas to the Main Street tank. The Board will review the executed lease at the next meeting.

……………Mr. Rich Patterson, who assisted with the previous generator installations, will be contacted next week to discuss the generator installation project for Station #5.

The Department is waiting for an executed copy of the fiber-optics agreement with Open Cape. Once the agreement for the high-speed connection is in hand, we will begin discussion on the RFP’s to be issued to the wireless carriers and continue with discussion on the newly proposed security system.

Discussion continued on the proposed West Street tank painting project. The Board asked that the warranty on the previous contract be reviewed.

Mr. Calise stated that he had completed his review of the draft, executed by the firm of Weston & Sampson, for the de-commissioning of the Main Street tank. The final report will now be completed.

Discussion on the mid-year appropriation report to the Prudential Committee was tabled until the January meeting.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2013.

The meeting adjourned at 6:30 pm..


Respectfully submitted,


Frederick Kiely, Chairman

Cc: Prudential Committee