Water/Sewer Department

Dear Mattapoisett Water Commissioners:

I am writing this letter on behalf of the Angelica Point Improvement Association, Cove Street, Mattapoisett, MA. As you are aware, the Water/Sewer Department has just finished a new sewer installation and a water main replacement project on Cove Street. This letter pertains to Nick Nicholson and the superb job he did as Superintendent of the Water/Sewer Department representing the Town of Mattapoisett.

I started working with Nick about seven years ago when I approached him regarding the desire of our association to have sewer installed on Cove Street. Nick knew the Cove Street environment would be a challenge for sewer installation approval; however, he understood the benefits to the town and the residents in doing so.

During the following years, Nick worked closely with all the regulatory commissions and state departments to push the project forward towards approval. He was diligent and steadfast in his efforts to work on our behalf. If Nick encountered a road block, he used his extensive background knowledge to address any concerns so they were allayed.

Once the project obtained all necessary approvals, Nick worked to obtain the necessary funding. His warrant articles at Town Meeting were clear, concise, and well presented which resulted in his obtaining the necessary funding we needed for the next step.

Nick was instrumental in organizing and preparing two “Informational Sessions” for the residents of Cove Street. He worked with us to obtain any questions we may have had regarding the sewer installation and he ensured our questions were answered by the appropriate person at the meeting. It was of great comfort to all of us to know Nick took an interest in our issues and they were not ignored.

When the project started, Nick would be seen walking Cove Street along side Pat Sheridan and KRR, the contractors. He remained an integral part of the team even during the implementation and installation phase of the project.

Nick is the consummate professional. He has the right temperament to handle a job that is complex and to handle people whose personalities are complex.

Thank you, Nick, for your commitment to your job and your commitment to getting us sewer and a new water main.

Sincerely yours,

Alice McGrath

Vice President, Angelica Point Improvement Association



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