Minutes from Water Commissioner’s 2/20/14 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 January minutes were approved.

The warrants were signed.

There were no coliform and no MTBE detections during the month. Chlorination will continue until further notice.

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

PUMPAGE                        2014                   2013

January Pumpage         8,851,000            8,993,000

……………There was one replacement service and one repair.

Mr. Campbell departed at 5:30.

Discussion continued on the condition of the Main Street tank.  Mr. Barnicle made a motion to accept a proposal from Haley and Ward to further assess the condition of the tank, pending the Superintendent’s approval of the scope of work and timeframe and not to exceed $5,000. Mr. Kiely seconded the motion and it was so voted.

Discussion was held on the total coliform situation.  Mr. Barnicle made a motion to accept the contract from Tata & Howard for services that will investigate the source of the coliform detections.  Mr. Kiely seconded the motion and it was so voted.

Discussion was held on the situation at the Newtown Road tank.  Mr. Wiseman informed the Board that he has had some freeze-up issues inside the building and needs to have an inside enclosure built around certain interior elements.

After Mr. Wiseman presented one proposal for architectural design and drawings, Mr. Barnicle made a motion requesting two more proposals.  Mr. Kiely seconded the motion and it was so voted.

Discussion continued on Open Cape’s position in conjunction with the security system. Mr. Wiseman was asked to obtain fiber optic mapping from the Town of Barnstable.

Discussion continued on the West Street tank.  Mr. Wiseman presented a proposal from Utility Services to provide an asset management program.  The Board took it under advisement.  Mr. Wiseman presented other storage tank painting projects that had been completed recently.

Discussion continued on the office manager’s upcoming retirement.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 5:00 at Freedom Hall.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Frederick Kiely, Chairman

Cc: Prudential Committee