Minutes of Water Commissioner’s 11/20/13 Meeting


The monthly meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners was held at Freedom Hall at 5 PM with all members present.  Superintendent Chris Wiseman was also present.

The October minutes were approved.

The warrants were signed.

There were no coliform detections and no MTBE detections in October. The chlorination process ended today.

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


PUMPAGE        October       2013  – 16,410,000             2012 – 12,462,000

……………The recent cold snap resulted in two (2) frozen sprinkler systems and outside showers.

……………Two (2) new water services were installed in Cotuit Meadows. Work has begun on the final phase in the subdivision.

……………A pre-construction meeting was held with T-Mobile, to discuss their cellular modifications at the Main Street tank.

……………The structural report for the Main Street tank will be presented at the December meeting.

Mr. Barnicle made a motion to grant the employees the day after Thanksgiving off.  Mr. Campbell seconded the motion and it was so voted.

At 5:30 Tom Lee, from Horsley Witten, presented his report on the additional testing that was conducted at the new monitoring well near Station #5. He departed at 6:00 p.m.

Discussion continued on the fiber optics contract with Open Cape.  Mr. Kiely stated that he would make necessary revisions to the document and send it to Attorney Mann for review.

Discussion continued on the proposed security system upgrade.  Mr. Barnicle made a motion to terminate the services of the firm of Weston & Sampson as they were no longer needed.  Mr. Campbell seconded the motion and it was so voted.

Discussion continued on the West Street tank painting and rehabilitation project.

Mr. Campbell stated that, after attending a recent by-law committee meeting, it was noted that the Board’s yearly report should be available to the public within 45 days after the end of the fiscal year. The Board agreed to comply.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 5:00 at Freedom Hall.

The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Frederick Kiely, Chairman

Cc: Prudential Committee