The monthly meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners was held at the office at 5 PM with all members present. Superintendent Chris Wiseman, Prudential committee member Amy Kates and Cotuit resident Donald Campbell were also present.

The March minutes were approved.

The warrants were signed.

There was one positive sample for coliform bacteria in March, but repeat samples were clear. MTBE results were “0” for March.

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


March Pumpage      2013 – 9,292,000                2012 – 7,311,000

……………One service was replaced on Hull Lane.
……………A T & T’s cellular site modification plans were approved. Engineering expenses incurred from review work on the modification plans were submitted to A T & T for reimbursement.
……………No new information is available concerning the generator installation at Station #5.
……………Pricing information was obtained from the company that performed the boring operation at Oregon Way. More estimates will be obtained for the upcoming boring project that will take place in conjunction with the Town’s road repair project on Main Street near Rushy Marsh pond.

The Open Cape representative cancelled his appointment with the Board this evening, but will attend the May meeting. We have requested reimbursement from Open Cape for legal expenses incurred for reviewing their fiber optics installation proposal.

The town attorney has set a closing date of 4/23/13 for the 671 Main Street project. Mr. Barnicle made a motion that, if
the closing does not take place on 4/23/13, the funds will be returned to the Cotuit Fire District treasurer within 14 days. Mr. Calise seconded the motion and it was so voted.

A brief discussion was held on the proposed security system.A more in-depth discussion will take place at May’s  meeting when the Open Cape  representative will be present to discuss the fiber optics relationship to the security system.

The Board was informed that the interiors of both the Main Street and West Street tanks will be chemically cleaned by Utility Services this Spring. The report that will follow will help the Board with decisions concerning the West Street tank painting project.

The Board reviewed the price estimate from Horsley & Witten for the installation of a new monitoring well near Station #5. The Board requested an additional price estimate from D.A. Scannell Company which also installs monitoring wells.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2013.

The meeting adjourned at 6:35 pm..

Respectfully submitted,

Frederick Kiely, Chairman

Cc: Prudential Committee