Minutes from Water Commissioner’s 1/9/14 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 December minutes were approved.

The warrants were signed.

There was one coliform detection during the month.  The chlorination process began immediately following the detection. Repeat samples were absent of coliform. Chlorination will continue until further notice. There were no MTBE detections for the month.

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

PUMPAGE       December                2013  – 8,492,000          2012 – 7,829,000

……………There was one new service installation and five replacement services.

……………The reports on the monitoring wells at Stratford Ponds show that they are in compliance at the present time.

……………The 3rd and final phase of development has begun in the Cotuit Meadows subdivision.

At 5:30 Leo Yuskus, from Haley & Ward and Peter Reynolds from McKenzie Engineering arrived to discuss their structural analysis report on the Main Street tank. They departed at 6:05.

Discussion continued on Open Cape’s fiber optics contract which is still at Attorney Mann’s office being reviewed for language refinement.  Mr. Wiseman was asked to obtain prices to install fiber optics at the stations.

At 6:30, George Gamache, owner and developmental consultant of the 671 Main Street project, Bob Welch, project manager and Dan McGrath introduced themselves.  They assured the Board that all the stipulations outlined in the easement to protect station #3 and surrounding watershed will be adhered to. Mr. McGrath stated that he would bring the latest septic plan to the water department office.  They departed at 6:55 p.m.

Discussion continued on the West Street tank.  Mr. Barnicle presented comparison costs of tearing down the tank versus refurbishing it. Mr. Wiseman was asked to obtain more price information on the refurbishment process.

The office manager’s impending retirement was discussed.  Mr. Wiseman was asked to obtain a copy of her job description and list of skills needed for the position and present them at the next meeting.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5:00 at Freedom Hall.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Frederick Kiely, Chairman

Cc: Prudential Committee