Wellfleet Board of Water Commissioners
Town Hall Conference Room
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Present: Emily Beebe, Steven Gazzano, Co-Chairs; Jean Schaefer, Lori Vanderschmidt, Dan Wexman
Also Attending: Town Administrator Paul Sieloff
Co-Chair Emily Beebe called the meeting at 6:40 p.m.
John Goodrich had submitted a new draft of the promotional brochure1 which the Board revised. They selected photos and testimonials for inclusion in the brochure.
The Board received an e-mail packet2 detailing needs for office space and computer system configuration. The Board discussed possibilities with Paul Sieloff. Steve Gazzano will continue to search for a space with Paul Sieloff.
Environmental Partners Group (EPG) had sent a draft letter dated January 17, 20113 to Ronald Koontz of USDA. Board members discussed the priorities outlined in the letter. Paul Sieloff said that the Water Commissioners needed to talk to the Town Accountant about borrowing powers.
Minutes of 1/18/11
Wexman moved to approve the minutes of January 18, 2011. Schaefer seconded, and the motion carried 4-0.
Emily Beebe read into record a letter about an unusually large water bill. 4 The Board discussed procedures for dealing with the customer with the possibility of offering an abatement since the meter had only been read once over a twelve month period.
Wexman moved to give the customer the reduction which he requested. Vanderschmidt seconded, and the motion carried 3-2.
Rules & Regulations
The Board signed the completed Rules & Regulations of January 18, 2011.5
White Water Contract
The third draft of the WhiteWater contract6 had been sent to the Board. The contract will be prepared for the next meeting, but BWC discussed the acceleration clause and consumer price index (CPI). The Board also raised questions about administrative costs.
Agenda was set for the February 15, 2011 meeting.
The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 8:50 p.m.
Mary Rogers, Committee Secretary Emily Beebe, Co-Chair
The Water Commissioners approved these minutes at the meeting held 2/15/11.
Public Records Materials from the Meeting of 2/1/11
1.) Promotional brochure updated for 2/1/11
2.) An e-mail packet detailing needs for office space and computer system
3.) EPG draft letter dated January 17, 2011 to Ronald Koontz of USDA
4.) Letter about a large water bill
5.) Completed Water System Rules & Regulations (Jan. 18, 2011 revision)
6.) Third draft of the WhiteWater contract