Regular meeting 12/26/2011

PRUDENTIAL COMMITTEE

Regular Meeting

December 26,  at 6:00 PM 2011,

Cotuit Fire Station, 64 High Street, Cotuit, Massachusetts

AGENDA

Public Comment

  • Call to order
  • Approval of minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Freedom Hall
  • District Health Insurance
  • Review of resumes received from applicants for assistant treasurer’s position and set schedule for interviews

 

Regular meeting 12/26/2011

PRUDENTIAL COMMITTEE

Regular Meeting

December 26,  at 6:00 PM 2011,

Cotuit Fire Station, 64 High Street, Cotuit, Massachusetts

AGENDA

Public Comment

  • Call to order
  • Approval of minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Freedom Hall
  • District Health Insurance
  • Review of resumes received from applicants for assistant treasurer’s position and set schedule for interviews

 

Position Available: Cotuit Fire District Assistant Treasurer, Part time

Cotuit Fire District seeking qualified applicants for part-time position. Deadline for application is December 19, 2011.  AA/EOE

Candidate must be flexible with ability to prioritize.  Must adhere to all requirements of Mass General Laws and CFD by-laws.

Responsibilities include receiving and paying bills, preparing warrants under direction of Treasurer. Degree in accounting or finance or equivalent experience required.  Municipal experience most desirable. Salary commensurate with experience.

Send resume and references via email to:

Laurie Hadley: lhadley@cotuitfiredistrict.org

Or send resume and references via mail to:

Laurie Hadley

PO Box 415

Cotuit 02363

 

DRINKING WATER VIOLATION

COTUIT WATER DEPARTMENT

DRINKING WATER VIOLATION FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2011

The Cotuit Water Department recently violated a drinking water standard.  Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do and what we did to correct this situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants.  We took thirty-five (35) samples to test for the presence of coliform bacteria from 11/1/11 to 11/30/11.  Six (6) of those samples showed the presence of coliform bacteria.  The standard is that no more than one (1) sample may do so.

From 12/1/11 to 12/14/11 we took 13 samples to test for the presence of coliform bacteria. Four (4) of those samples showed the presence of coliform bacteria.  The standard  is that no more than one (1) sample may do so.

What should I do?

You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk.  These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.  General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at l (800) 426-4791.

What does this mean?

This is not an emergency.  If it had been you would have been notified immediately.  Total coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves.  Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful bacteria may be present.  Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.

Usually, coliforms are a sign that there could be a problem with the treatment or distribution system (pipes).  Whenever we detect coliform bacteria in any sample, we do follow-up testing to see if other bacteria of greater concern, such as fecal coliform or E. coli, are present.  We did not find any of these bacteria in our subsequent testing.  If we had, we would have notified you immediately.

What happened?  What is being done?

Four of our routine sample sites tested positive for total coliform.  Repeat samples at one location tested positive  on two different dates.  Repeat and designated upstream and downstream samples at three other locations tested negative.

During routine samples collected on 11/7/11, one sample tested positive for total coliform. On 11/9/11, a  repeat sample was taken along with the designated  downstream.  Both of those samples came back negative for total coliform.

During routine samples collected on 11/21/11, three samples tested positive for total coliform.  On  11/23/11,  repeat samples with designated upstream and downstream were taken at all three locations. One tested positive for total coliform.  The department flushed pipes in the area and took repeat and upstream and downstream samples on 11/25/11. One came back positive for coliform.  The Department continued flushing in the area and took repeat upstream , downstream and alternate samples.  All came back negative.

Although  the Department resolved the  problem for November,  initial samples taken in  December triggered  a new violation  for coliform bacteria.  On 12/5/11 seven samples were taken and one came back positive for total coliform. On 12/7/11 a repeat sample with designated upstream and downstream locations were taken. All three showed the presence of coliform.  The Department took the West Street tank off line and chlorinated it and began introducing chlorine into the system.  On 12/14/11 the  Department took  a repeat  sample with designated upstream and downstream. All three locations came back negative for total coliform.

We will continue adding chlorine for at least 30 days or until the problem has been resolved.

For more information, please contact Chris Wiseman at 508-428-2687 or at the Cotuit Water Department, located at 4300 Falmouth Road in Cotuit.

 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being posted by the Cotuit Water Department, PWS #4020003, December 19, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prudential Committee Special Meeting



PRUDENTIAL COMMITTEE

Special Meeting

December 12, 2011

5:00 PM

Cotuit Fire Station, 64 High Street, Cotuit, Massachusetts

AGENDA

No public comment

Call to order

Freedom Hall estimates

Assistant Treasurer, job description and posting

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Call to order

 

  • Freedom Hall estimates

 

  • Assistant Treasurer, job description and posting

 

 

 

 

 

Prudential Committee Special Meeting



PRUDENTIAL COMMITTEE

Special Meeting

December 12, 2011

5:00 PM

Cotuit Fire Station, 64 High Street, Cotuit, Massachusetts

AGENDA

No public comment

Call to order

Freedom Hall estimates

Assistant Treasurer, job description and posting

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Call to order

 

  • Freedom Hall estimates

 

  • Assistant Treasurer, job description and posting

 

 

 

 

 

Prudential Committee Special Meeting



PRUDENTIAL COMMITTEE

Special Meeting

December 12, 2011

5:00 PM

Cotuit Fire Station, 64 High Street, Cotuit, Massachusetts

AGENDA

No public comment

Call to order

Freedom Hall estimates

Assistant Treasurer, job description and posting

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Call to order

 

  • Freedom Hall estimates

 

  • Assistant Treasurer, job description and posting

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO COTUIT RESIDENTS

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO COTUIT RESIDENTS   THE COTUIT WATER SUPPLY IS CONSTANTLY ANALYZED FOR A WIDE RANGE OF POTENTIAL CONTAMINATES. RECENT SAMPLES, COLLECTED FROM MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COLIFORM.  TOTAL COLIFORM BACTERIA ARE GENERALLY NOT HARMFUL THEMSELVES .  COLIFORMS ARE BACTERIA  WHICH ARE NATURALLY PRESENT IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND ARE AN INDICATOR THAT … Read more