Water Commissioners – Feb 19 2015 – Minutes


The monthly meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners was held at The Cotuit Water Department at 5:00 p.m. All members were present, except Don Campbell who arrived at 6:00 p.m.  Superintendent Chris Wiseman was also in attendance.

The meeting was called to order at 5:00pm.

The 01/22/15 minutes were approved.

All warrants were signed.

The Superintendent reviewed the water quality testing results  including the quarterly MTBE testing. He also advised the board  that the included by-product and manganese testing was completed  in February and the results will be reviewed at the next meeting.

The following information was also included in the Superintendent’s report:
PUMPAGE 2014 2015
January 2014 Pumpage: 8,851,000
January 2015 Pumpage:  7,638,000

There were no new service and no replacement service completed in

Mr. Wiseman notified the board that Tata & Howard would be available to present a plan to regarding future alternative treatment methods at a spring meeting.

In preparation for future fiscal planning, Mr. Wiseman did a review of the current motor pool status and gave estimates for future replacement.

Interviews for the replacement field operator position were conducted this week. Mr. Wiseman advised the board of his choice for the start date for the new operator will be March 2, 2015. The board approved his recommendation.
Mr. Wiseman will forward the board members an update on the Main Street tank from Russ Kleekamp, who was not able to attend the meeting.

The board confirmed that Mr. Campbell will represent the Water Commissioners at the By-Law Committee meeting that will take place on Tuesday, February 24th at 5:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall.

Mr. Wiseman was informed by Casey Danhauser that the public hearing for the Barnstable Land Trust Lowell Park Land will be held during the week of March 9th. The date and time has not yet been confirmed. Mr. Wiseman will also contact Jaci Barton of BLT for an update on the upcoming town council meeting.

Due to the lack of information received from Open Cape, this discussion has been tabled until the next meeting.

The commissioners reviewed the first draft of the FY 2016 budget and 5 year capital expenditure plan. The board requested that Mr. Wiseman prepare estimates for what will likely be turned back in to the general fund from existing open appropriations.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall.

The meeting adjourned at 7:11 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Frederick Kiely, Chairman
Cc: Prudential Committee

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