Wellfleet Board of Water Commissioners
Minutes of Meeting of March 6, 2007
Senior Center Conference Room
Present: Mark Berry, Chairman; Lynn Hiller, Moe Barocas
Absent: Emily Beebe, Julia Willecke
Chairman Mark Berry called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Mark Berry recused himself from discussion with the Boriskins because he has worked for them.
Irmgard and Henry Boriskin, who had sent a letter to the Board of Water Commissioners, requested information regarding the possibility of a water connection and the cost. Moe Barocas said that the system’s capacity was at issue. Irmgard Boriskin said her nitrate levels had gotten worse and worse with each testing. She needs a Certificate of Occupancy in order to use the building but can’t get one without potable water. The current connection fee is around $10,000, according to Barocas and Hiller.
Mark Berry returned to hold the meeting.
The Board reviewed information from DPW Head Mark Vincent regarding the Area to Be Served (ATBS) in the Coles Neck Road area. They considered capacity of the existing system and actual usage for each connection. The system is overdrawn by residential equivalent hook-ups even though the pumping capacity of the Coles Neck Well is not overdrawn according to its license. Barocas said he would see Mark Vincent for more information on the capacity for the ATBS. Hiller said she would like to know more about past emergency situations for hook-ups.
Mark Berry reviewed Open Meeting Law and additional material from Town Counsel regarding public records and open meetings with the BWC.
The Board amended a memo to the Board of Selectmen regarding the Administrative Consent Order for water at the Fire Station that the BWC had not been consulted about. Barocas moved to send the amended memo. Hiller seconded and the motion carried 3-0.
Hiller and Barocas discussed with Berry matters from Paul Gabriel’s presentation at the February 20, 2007. They will see Paul Gabriel at a site visit Friday, March 9 and invite him back to the March 20, 2007 BWC meeting.
In response to a citizen’s request for information, the Board determined that the time line for the design of the expanded system can be put on the Town website.
The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
Mary Rogers, Committee Secretary Mark Berry, Chairman