The monthly meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners was held at the office at 5 PM with all members present, including newest member, Don Campbell, who replaced outgoing board member George Calise. Superintendent Chris Wiseman was also present.
The May minutes were approved.
The warrants were signed.
There were no coliform and no MTBE detects in April. Results from the annual nitrate testing showed an average of 1.76 ppm.
The following information was included in the Superintendent’s report:
May Pumpage 2013 – 18,047,000 2012 – 22,465,000
……………There were no service installations in May.
……………The A T & T cellular modifications are currently being done on the Main Street tank.
……………T-Mobile has agreed to follow our Standard, so that they may make their cellular modifications on the Main Street tank.
……………Preliminary information was obtained for the generator installation at Station #5.
……………The West Street tank interior was chemically cleaned and inspected in May. An inspection report is forthcoming. Within the next week, A T & T will finish their cellular modifications and cleaning will begin on the interior of the Main Street tank.
The annual bid opening for the installation of services and emergency repairs was held at 2:00 pm today. The two participants were:
Bortolotti Construction – $29,950.79 Roderick Construction – $33,852.54
Mr. Barnicle made a motion to award the bid for Fiscal Year 2014 to low bidder Bortolotti Construction. Mr. Campbell seconded the motion and it was so voted.
Discussion was held on Open Cape’s plans to install fiber optics to our stations. Mr. Wiseman was asked to contact Dan Vorthermes, the Open Cape representative, for the installation schedule, so we can move forward with the security system upgrade.
Discussion continued on the monitoring well that will be installed at Station #5. Mr. Barnicle made a motion to award Horsley & Witten the contract to oversee the installation and testing of the new monitoring well at Station #5. Mr. Campbell seconded the motion and it was so voted.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, 2013.
The meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm..
Frederick Kiely, Chairman
Cc: Prudential Committee
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