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President-Elect MARCELLA ALBANESE

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Treasurer RYAN McCOURT

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Secretary BRIAN COONEY

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TONY BORRELLI

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BEN CAVALLO

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ANDREW DANIELS J. Derenzo Co.

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IN THIS ISSUE 3 President’s Message:

Members are an Important Part of UCANE Advocacy

5 Legislative Update:

• Legislature Finishes “Formal” Sessions with Flurry of Activity; Leaves Wage Theft, Health Care, Education, and Housing Undone • News in Brief • Short Term Rental Legislation Passes; Sent Back with an Amendment • Annual Solicitation for SRF Projects Released; Three New Programs Announced • Baker-Polito Administration Provides Funding for Coastal Resilience Grants • Plan for Proposed Use of VW Settlement Funds Released by Baker-Polito Administration

15 Labor Issues:

A Grand Bargain = The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

23 Save the Date: UCANE’s 64th Annual Banquet 25 UCANE Welcomes New Members 27 Legal Corner:

Minding Your Manners: Personality Issues and Bidder Responsibilities

30 Albanese Brothers, Inc. Celebrates 40 Years in Business 35 Spotlight on Cape Cod:

Mashpee Water Quality Declines Further

41 New Technology Tracks Connecticut River Nitrogen Pollution in Massachusetts

MIKE GORMAN

44 UCANE’s 39th Annual Golf Classic

BILL LEONARD

63 The McCourt Foundation’s 2018 Tour de South Shore

E. J. Prescott, Inc. Aqua Line Utility, Inc.

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JOHN OUR

Robert B. Our Co., Inc.

JOSEPH PACELLA

65 Financial Management:

• How the New Tax Law Affects 529 Plans • Now the G.I. Bill is Forever • Education as a Small-Business Fringe Benefit

RJV Construction Corp.

PAUL SCENNA

Albanese D&S, Inc.

CHRIS VALENTI

GVC Construction, Inc.

KEN VOGEL

WES Construction Corp.

DAVID WALSH

Pawtucket Hot Mix Asphalt

Editor: Anne Klayman, Associate Editor: Suzanne Savage, Magazine Designer/Assistant Editor: Sherri Klayman Construction Outlook Chairman: Richard Pacella, Jr. Editorial Board: Richard Pacella, Jr., Marcella Albanese, Ryan McCourt, and Brian Cooney CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK published monthly by the Utility Contractors’ Association of New England, Inc., 300 Congress Street, Suite 101, Quincy, MA 02169; Tel: 617.471.9955; Fax: 617.471.8939; Email: aklayman@ucane.com; Website: www.ucane.com. Statements of fact and opinion are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of UCANE and the Construction Outlook editorial board and staff. Subscriptions are included in dues payments for UCANE members. Presorted Standard postage paid at Brockton, MA. POSTMASTER, please send form #3579 to Construction Outlook, Crown Colony Office Park, 300 Congress Street, Suite 101, Quincy, MA 02169.

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Members are an Important Part of UCANE Advocacy With the summer and the good weather continuing, UCANE member jobsites are as busy as ever. As the calendar turned from June to July, the Massachusetts Legislature was also busy wrapping up its 2017-2018 session, which ended on July 31. This session saw no shortage of issues and proposals with the potential to affect our industry and our members’ businesses. As usual, UCANE was right in the middle of things, advocating on our members’ behalf.

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e continued to successfully fight against overly burdensome bills such as “wage theft” legislation that, while well-intentioned, would have unfairly hurt businesses who did nothing wrong. We also filed and supported bills and initiatives promoting water infrastructure and the construction industry. Very important to our members and residents of Cape Cod, as part of a measure passed to regulate short-term housing rentals, the Mass Legislature established a “dedicated revenue source” to fund approximately $4 billion for needed wastewater projects. This legislation is the first of its kind and could serve as a model for other areas of the state. UCANE’s advocacy efforts have also led to the re-establishment of the Water Infrastructure Advisory Committee; as well as an MWRA pilot program removing the payment of police details as a line-item bid. You can read further details about these and other issues in this month’s Legislative Update (see page 5). While the formal legislative session ended, UCANE’s work has certainly not stopped as we will continue to meet with elected officials and leaders. However, every UCANE member has an important role to play to make their voices heard AUGUST, 2018

as 2018 is an election year. And the best way to accomplish this is to make sure you cast your vote for the candidate that best represents your position on the issues. The MA state primary will be held on September 4 and the general election on November 6. All state constitutional officers are up for re-election, including the Governor, as is every member of the State Legislature. At the federal level, every member of House is on the ballot and there is a Senate election as well. The outcome of these elections will have a great impact on our work going forward. So as we all juggle our work and family responsibilities during this hectic time of year, be sure to take the time to make informed decisions when you vote. UCANE’s advocacy efforts are an incredibly important part of what our Association provides for its members. The end of the session is the culmination of almost two years worth of activity by UCANE working closely alongside our lobbyist, Mark Molloy from Lynch Associates. I thank him and all members who worked so hard this year on UCANE’s behalf.

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he Massachusetts legislature closed out the formal sessions for the 2017-2018 legislative session on July 31. In a continuing rite of passage, the Massachusetts legislature passed a $1 billion economic development package, opioid reduction legislation, and a compromise anti-animal cruelty bill, among many local initiatives, in the final days. Of further note, the economic development legislation addressed the thorny issue of non-compete agreements used by employers to prevent employees from competing for the same work for which they were previously employed. The MassWorks municipal grant program was funded at $250 million while the rest of the legislation included: $537.8 million in local economic development aid grants, $50 million for grants for dredging projects in coastal communities, $50 million to the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities, $100 million for construction and improvements at the Raymond L. Flynn Cruiseport in South Boston to accommodate larger vessels, and $25 million for matching grants to enable colleges and universities to participate in and receive certain federal funding. Finally, the weekend of August 11-12 was designated as a sales tax holiday under the legislation. Notably, the House and Senate were unable to pass health care reform legislation or legislation addressing the Commonwealth’s education funding formula. On health care, the ultimate stumbling block came down to the funding of community hospitals through a market based plan preferred by the Senate or a subsidization plan based on assessments, which was preferred by the House. On the education funding formula legislation, both the House and Senate proposed legislation to increase education funding, but a snag developed over the exact amount and mechanism used to provide the additional funding. Proponents of the two proposals were passionate about their concern over the legislature’s failure to complete these two bills. Of particular note to UCANE members, the House did not advance legislation relative to wage theft, which

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was passed by the Senate towards the end of session. Advocates for the wage theft legislation, which was heavily amended from its original filing, have expressed a desire to seek a ballot initiative for the measure in 2022. continued on page 7

News in Brief

• Additional Funds for the Clean Water Trust? With the beginning of the Commonwealth’s fiscal year 2019 on June 1, the Baker-Polito Administration closed out fiscal year 2018 by filing a final deficiency budget. Included in the fiscal year 2018 supplemental budget was $30 million for the Clean Water Trust’s (CWT’s) contract assistance line-item. The funding, which is in addition to the $63 million appropriated in the fiscal year 2019 budget, would be useable by the CWT to support a variety of initiatives undertaken by the CWT to support municipalities and the improve the Commonwealth’s water infrastructure. The Massachusetts legislature will likely take action on the fiscal year 2018 deficiency budget before the end of the year or at the beginning of 2019. • Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Passed; Vetoes Overridden. The Massachusetts legislature passed a fiscal year 2019 budget in mid-July that included $29 million in funding for the administration of the DEP, a little over $63 million for the CWT’s contract assistance, and $1.1 million for the Commonwealth sewer rate relief program. The legislature, which also included an additional $8 million for addressing claims for the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program, then promptly overrode 47 of the Governor’s 48 line-item vetoes. For more information about the Commonwealth’s FY19 budget, please visit: http:// budget.digital.mass.gov/bb/gaa/fy2019/

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Short Term Rental Legislation Passes; Sent Back with an Amendment

n the last weeks of July, the Massachusetts legislature sent Governor Charlie Baker legislation regulating the short term rental industry. The bill would create a central state registry of short-term rentals and subject them to the same 5.7 percent lodging tax applied to hotel and motel room rentals. Cities and towns would have the option to levy an additional 6 percent tax on all short-term rental units, or up to 9 percent if the owner controls two or more units in the same municipality. Of interest to UCANE members, the legislation contained the creation and funding mechanism for a new Cape Cod Water Protection Trust, which would begin to address the region’s $4 billion water infrastructure funding gap. Unfortunately for the creation of the Cape specific mechanism, the Governor returned the Legislature's entire bill with an amendment that would exempt homeowners that rent out their units for fewer than 14 days a year. As well, a further amendment from the Governor is also proposing to limit the amount of information that will be made available through a

new public registry of short-term rental housing units. The final amendment addresses the definition of a short-term rental to comply with the bonds used to finance the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center's construction. The amendment filed by Governor Baker would allow property owners that casually rent their houses or apartments for two weeks or less to avoid having to collect the state's 5.7 percent per night lodging tax from guests, register with the state, or obtain $1 million liability insurance policy on their property. The 14 days threshold is significantly smaller than the 150 days Baker proposed in his own bill. According to the State House News Service, the Baker-Polito Administration estimates that the change would reduce the state's projected new revenues of $25 million by $300,000 and exempt about one-sixth of operators who would otherwise be required to register and collect and remit taxes. continued on page 9

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pass connections at the Hynes and Cohasset Narrows pump stations to allow the pump stations to immediately continue servicing critical infrastructure facilities in the event of a catastrophic flood event. The Town will also prepare design plans for a third bypass connection at the Narrows pump station. Resiliency Assessment of Overflow Lagoons at the Wareham Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) ($63,750). The Town of Wareham will determine the additional storage capacity needed at the WPCF overflow lagoons for heavy precipitation and peak flow conditions with elevated groundwater due to sea level rise. Wareham will evaluate potential modifications to the lagoons to prevent excessive wastewater discharging into the Agawam River during flood events. The CZM is the lead policy and planning agency on coastal and ocean issues within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Through planning, technical and grant assistance and public information programs, CZM seeks to balance the impacts of human activity with the protection of coastal and marine resources.

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that the millionaire tax ballot question was unconstitutional; extinguishing an anticipated new source of revenue. For the opponents, the impetus was avoiding November ballot questions asking voters to approve more liberal increases in the minimum wage and an even more generous paid family and medical leave law. As a result of the compromise, the proponents withdrew their ballot questions and opponents withdrew a ballot question, which sought reduction in the state’s sale tax. This article will focus on the newly enacted Massachusetts Paid Family and Leave Act (“MAPFMLA”) and compliance issues. continued on page 17

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Labor Issues continued from page 17 Absent changed operating conditions or layoffs, employers are required to restore employees, who return from leave, to their previous or equivalent position, with the same status, pay, benefits, and seniority. Commencing July 1, 2019, Massachusetts employers will be required to contribute 0.63% of each employees’ wages to a newly created Family and Medical Leave Trust Fund. This cost will be split between the employer and employee. The Trust Fund will be administered by the DFML. Employers with less than 25 employees are not presently required to make contributions. Contributions will be capped on earnings up to $128,400. This cap may be adjusted annually. There has been no study that the 0.63% contribution rate will cover the cost of the proposed benefits. The paid weekly benefit will be calculated based upon both the state average weekly wage and the individual’s average weekly wage. If the employee’s average weekly wage is less than or equal to the state average weekly wage, paid leave will be 80% of their weekly wage. If the employee’s average weekly wage is greater, the benefit will be 50% of their weekly wage, with a cap of $850.00 per week. During MAPFMLA leave, the employee will continue to accrue vacation

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Minding Your Manners: Personality Issues and Bidder Responsibility I​n May’s Legal Corner article, we discussed a bidder responsibility decision of the Bid Unit of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (the “Bid Unit”). In that case, the awarding authority rejected the low bidder as allegedly “difficult to work with.” The low bidder filed a protest – and won. The Bid Unit tackled a similar issue again in July: can an awarding authority reject a bidder due to alleged personality issues? The short answer is: yes.

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he case arose out of a school building renovation project for a Massachusetts community college. The winning bidder would have to perform its work in an occupied “live” building. After the bid opening, the awarding authority’s consulting engineer contacted references and received the following feedback: • One reference reported that: she had to “mediate a confrontation between the project owner” and the low bidder; the low bidder was “contentious” and also “unprofessional”; and the low bidder demonstrated “personality and behavior issues.” • Another reference echoed that the low bidder “had a contentious relationship with its subcontractors in meetings and on-site.”

In addition, the consulting engineer reported that the low bidder was “very rude” during the investigation process. These issues led the consulting engineer to determine that the low bidder was not responsible. As a result, the awarding authority rejected the low bidder, prompting the bid protest. The Bid Unit denied the protest because the ​ protestor failed to demonstrate that its rejection was arbitrary. According to the Bid Unit, the awarding au-

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thority’s “rationale for rejecting [the low bidder] was reasonably based on the fact that it had received reports of contentious behavior, unprofessional interactions, and personality conflicts on the part of [the low bidder] on past projects.” The Bid Unit added that, because the work would be performed in a live/occupied building, “[p]ast negative interactions on projects are highly relevant to a finding of non-responsibility for this particular Project.” In short, the low bidder was not able to rebut its “documented history of contentious relationships with owners and subcontractors . . . .” ​The decision raises a number of questions concerning the breadth of an awarding authority’s discontinued on page 29

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Legal Corner continued from page 27 cretion to reject a bidder on responsibility grounds. Disputes are commonplace on construction projects. So what does it mean to be “contentious?” Is a contractor that aggressively (and legitimately) asserts its rights “contentious”? Why should it even matter? Ted Williams – one of baseball’s greatest hitters – is famously remembered for having a difficult and contentious relationship with his critics. But that would not have been a valid reason to prevent him from playing baseball. ​The competitive bidding statutes define what it means to be “responsible.” Under Chapter 30, Section 39M, the “lowest responsible and eligible bidder” is the bidder “whose bid is the lowest of those bidders possessing the skill, ability, and integrity necessary for the faithful performance of the work . . . .” Similarly, Chapter 149 defines “responsible” to refer to a bidder “demonstrably possessing the skill, ability, and integrity necessary to faithfully perform the work called for by a particular contract, based upon a determination of competent workmanship and financial soundness . . . .” ​Arguably, the “integrity” prong provides a foundation for an awarding authority to reject a contractor based on personality issues. But integrity normally refers to honesty. Certainly, a contractor can be both “contentious” and honest. The Bid Unit itself has previously stated that the fact that an awarding authority may have a “personality clash” with a contractor “does not justify a finding that [the contractor] lacked ‘integrity’” under the competitive bidding laws. ​ his case likely came down to the facts. The low T bidder could not explain the “documented history” of difficult relationships on prior projects, including allegations of “unprofessionalism.” Unfortunately for the low bidder, although it may well have had the “skill” and “ability” to “faithfully perform” the work, it lost out on the project due to its alleged conduct on prior projects. The case serves as a good reminder of the value of professionalism. Awarding authorities want smooth projects. They compare notes, acknowledging good contractors and warning against bad contractors. In these circumstances, responsible bidders can find themselves rejected for personality issues that are largely subjective. The good news is that bidders can guide if not control their own destinies. By embracing a professional approach, bidders can minimize opportunities for awarding authorities to reject them due to conduct on other projects and alleged personality issues.

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Please also note a few practice-point takeaways. The Bid Unit’s decisions are not binding. A bidder aggrieved by a decision of an awarding authority can challenge the awarding authority’s decision in court, even after an adverse decision of the Bid Unit. Alternatively, a protestor can file its challenge in court in the first instance. In addition, a contractor facing rejection for “personality” issues will normally have several legal arguments at its disposal. Among other things, an awarding authority cannot disregard facts and circumstances and its decision must be justified on the record. Contractors can also use the Public Records Law as a tool to obtain documents and information upon which the awarding authority relied in reaching its decision. This exercise can often reveal reasons why the awarding authority’s decision should not be upheld. Experienced counsel can also help contractors develop and execute tactful strategies to best position themselves to challenge these types of decisions. n

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Albanese Brothers, Inc. has been owned and operated by Marcella, Maria, and Oto Albanese since 2010. It was originally founded by brothers, Marco and Giovanni Albanese, in August of 1978 in Malden MA. As the business outgrew their Malden location, the business headquarters moved to Dracut MA from which Albanese Brothers still operates today. In 1991, Giovanni Albanese went on to form his own company, Albanese D&S, Inc. and more recently added to his achievements by building a thriving heavy equipment dealership, Equipment East, LLC.

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arco, with his children, Marcella, Maria, and Oto, forged on and continued to build a strong reputable business together. In 2010, after many sacrifices and a lifetime of hard work, Marco decided to retire. He is now enjoying a well-deserved quieter lifestyle. Marco still likes to occasionally visit the site and is always available to offer an opinion and provide his invaluable advice. But these days Marco prefers to compete on the bocce court, where he recently earned a trophy. Marcella, Maria, and Oto make a strong team together, sharing the daily responsibilities by being fully engaged in all activities and decision-making. Because they have been involved with the family business since the beginning, running it just comes natural to them. Just like their father before them, their love for the business and with the support of their team of skilled employees, the business continues to prosper. This year marks the 40th year in business for Albanese Brothers, Inc. and when Marcella, Maria, and Oto take a look back, they can’t help but reflect on the role that the City of Malden has played in the history

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of Albanese Brothers and in the lives of the Albanese family. “Our company started in Malden and we all lived in Malden for a substantial part of our lives,” they say. “Also, one of the first really big jobs the company tackled was a large diameter pipe job for the MWRA in Malden. That job was instrumental in the success of the company. Coincidentally, on our 40th Anniversary, we are about to wrap up another large diameter pipe project in Malden, again for the MWRA!” As Marcella, Maria, and Oto relay, the MWRA had bid the current project in May 2017, “Section 14 Water Pipe Relocation.” The original pipeline used to run down the center of the city to the front of the Malden Center Orange Line Train Station. That pipeline was moved in the 1970s to accommodate the then new city hall, which was built in its place. Now Malden is planning to build another new City Hall along with an entire downtown renovation and the same pipeline is being relocated again with Albanese Brothers doing the job. The project is approximately a total of 400 feet of continued on page 32

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Albanese Brothers, Inc. continued from page 31 pipe, (320-feet of 36-inch and 80-feet of 30-inch diameter ductile iron water main), with one gate valve with bypass piping, and one blow-off assembly, valves, chamber and vaults including an emergency interconnection to the City of Malden’s 12-inch diameter water main. There were no shortages of logistical challenges on this project. Albanese Brothers worked very hard to coordinate and perform the work itself, while trying to get this job done. They were able to keep the development going while dealing with the many utilities, known and unknown in this congested area. Every inch of this pipeline was interesting yet challenging. It is officially the most costly pipeline project, based on a per foot basis that Albanese Brothers has ever completed. Albanese Brothers is very proud to be a small part of Malden’s Historical landmark development. Because everyone involved on the project, from the MWRA, Albanese Brothers, the City of Malden DPW, Water Department, Engineering, Mayor’s Office, Police, Fire, MBTA, National Grid, Verizon, and others, all worked well together towards one goal, the project was completed timely and efficiently without delay to the development. It was truly an exemplary team effort.

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In addition to the Malden job, Albanese Brothers has a full plate for its 40th season, and beyond. It just completed a project for the Town of Tewksbury, where Albanese upgraded a pump station sewer force main pipeline on Rt. 133. On this project Albanese tied into a sewer manhole that they installed in the early 1980s. In addition, Albanese has a multiyear pipeline contract with the City of Lawrence upgrading their water, sewer pipelines, and roadways. On this project Albanese will be installing a special structure this summer over an existing 48-inch brick sewer. This part of the project will be particularly challenging, not only because Albanese will be closing a portion of a very busy street in Lawrence and detouring traffic for several months, but also in cutting into the existing 48-inch brick sewer, building a large vault structure over a diversion section and cutting in new sewer pipes while bypassing the existing sewer.

Albanese has also just started a new project for the City of Framingham. The project generally consists of replacing approximately 4,800LF of cast iron water pipes and replacing and upgrading approximately 6,900LF sewer/storm sewer piping on a multi-year project in the downtown area of Framingham. Albanese Brothers typically operates as a general contractor, but they also offer services as a DBE and WBE subcontractor. As a DBE and WBE subcontractor, Albanese Brothers has worked and is working with various prime contractors and general contractors on pipeline, highway, and treatment plants projects, such as the MWRA Stoneham Projects, the MassDOT Toll Demo Projects, the Encore Casino (previously the Wynn), and many others, not only in Massachusetts but in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine as well.

UCANE extends its congratulations to Albanese Brothers, Inc. on reaching their 40th Anniversary milestone and we are proud to have had them as active members of UCANE for the majority of those 40 years. We wish them continued success and look forward to working alongside their company for many years to come. n

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he cost of the first five years of the initiative has been estimated at $37 million, with the overall cost at roughly $250 million. Officials expect the initiative will take a total of 25 years to complete. The board will discuss an article for the October Town Meeting to begin funding the initiative. Although the selectmen made no definitive proposals on July 9, they have a few options to choose. All will ultimately involve raising taxes. Selectman Andrew R. Gottlieb said that selectmen have danced around the issue too long, and that the board should put an option to voters to decide. “If people want clean water, they’ll pay for it. If they don’t want clean water, they won’t pay for it,” Mr. Gottlieb said. “But we haven’t asked them, and they haven’t told us. So let’s just do it.” Carol A. Sherman, chairman of the board, agreed. She requested that the town manager put the topic as an agenda item for a future meeting. The discussion came about after a grim presentation from Brian L. Howes, a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology, who reported water quality data collected from the town’s two main estuaries during the summer of 2017. “These are very highly impaired conditions,” Dr. Howes told the board. “It’s a very sad story.” Dr. Howes presented data taken from samples

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provided by the Mashpee Water Quality Test Program. Volunteers for the program, organized by the Mashpee Waterways Committee with aid from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, provide tests from more than 30 sites in Popponesset and Waquoit Bays over the summer. Dr. Howes said that every year for the more than 20 years of data at the two bays, water quality has failed to meet regulatory standards because of the substantial presence of nitrogen. Significant nitrogen leads to an increase in algae, which leads to low oxygen levels for the estuaries and, ultimately, fish kills and an overall compromised water quality. The data from 2017 reveal that a slow increase in water quality over the past few years is over. continued on page 37

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Cape Cod continued from page 35 From 2009 until 2015, Dr. Howes said, the bays showed signs of improving, albeit slowly. In 2016, after a years-long drought, conditions showed signs of getting worse. In 2017, conditions have again gotten worse—some of the poorest recorded in the 20 years of data. Conditions in the watersheds typically are better near the mouth of estuaries where water from the ocean moves freely into the bay. Farther north and into the upper parts of the estuary and rivers, nitrogen is more concentrated. For this year, Dr. Howes showed findings that in the middle of the bay, and even near the mouth of the bay, signs of high nitrogen were recorded, despite good flow. The two major rivers also had signs of an increase in nitrogen levels. Quashnet River had a “monstrous” algae bloom and the Mashpee River had a “huge spike” in nitrogen, Dr. Howes said. One graph presented to the board showed that phytoplankton biomass doubled compared to data collected over the last seven years. The researcher added, with an audible groan from the audience, that some parts of the Mashpee River and Popponesset Bay have gotten so bad that “there are no animals alive, let alone eel grass.”

Dr. Howes attributed the high nitrogen levels in 2017 to a spike in rain fall. After a number of years of drought, 2017 saw a dramatic increase in rainfall, which likely led to groundwater pumping more nitrogen into the estuaries. However, Dr. Howes said that the residents of Mashpee ultimately are the cause of the nitrogen levels. The year-to-year fluctuations seen in 2017 compared to prior years are minor compared to the overall degradation of the estuaries. Nitrogen, mostly from septic systems, has seeped into the groundwater, which eventually arrives in water bodies. Dr. Howes said that the highly nutrient rich system is waiting to be bumped, something like a high level of rain. “Ultimately, [we are] the cause,” Dr. Howes said. Dr. Howes said that he thought that it was time to do something to fix the highly degraded water systems. “I can’t see how it won’t be something significant,” he said of the way to improve the water quality. And he added that as a taxpayer in Mashpee, he would be happy to help pay. Selectman Thomas F. O’Hara told the researcher that he recently visited the river and saw fish and turtles, and even bald eagles. To the average person, Mr. O’Hara said, it is difficult to see evidence of continued on page 39

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Cape Cod continued from page 37 poor water quality. Dr. Howes pointed out that some of the fish do not live in the river, but swim up stream to the ponds to spawn. Also, the water quality depends on the tide. At low tide, he said, often times the river has no oxygen. It was also pointed out that the muck on the river bottom is not normal, but the result of algae settling over several years. Town Manager Rodney C. Collins questioned what kind of results the town’s shellfish propagation project has had on water quality. The town has invested in seeding the area with oyster and quahog seed through a variety of techniques, including 16 million seeds in the last three years. Dr. Howes said that water clarity increases, sometimes instantaneously, with shellfish filtering water. The shellfish can take up nitrogen, and when they are harvested, the nitrogen is removed from the estuary. If the shellfish are not harvested, a delay factor causes shellfish to release the nitrogen as a gas during the cooler months. Mashpee Department of Natural Resources director Richard H. York Jr. added that since the town started putting shellfish into the estuaries, there have not been any additional fish kills. Mr. York said that

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they had fish kills prior, but since seeding in 2005, the kills have stopped. Selectmen will likely discuss possible funding articles at a future meeting. In 2016, the selectmen received a financial outlook from the town’s financial leaders. Town accountant Dawn Thayer provided several options available to fund the wastewater project, with different borrowing rates and years to begin the project. On July 9, Mr. Gottlieb suggested selectmen choose one of those options and move the project forward. Written by Sam Houghton. Reprinted with permission from Capenews.net. n

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New Technology Tracks Connecticut River Nitrogen Pollution in Massachusetts

Federal efforts to reduce nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound depend upon what happens upstream, and states along the Connecticut River – including Massachusetts – must help solve the problem, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But until recently, Massachusetts' share of the pollution – compared to New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut – couldn't be accurately measured. With new monitoring technology in place, the situation has changed.

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fficials gathered near the river in Northfield on June 17 to celebrate a new, high-tech U.S. Geological Survey gauging station. The equipment measures water flow near the Vermont border. To go with it, new chemical and biological sampling protocols have been funded. Analysts can now look at water entering and leaving Massachusetts in an apples-to-apples comparison. A similar station exists near the Connecticut border. It's part of the overall "Connecticut River Basin Nutrient Monitoring Project," jointly funded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, and the USGS. "We are an agency that needs good science to make good decisions," said MassDEP commissioner Martin Suuberg while standing near the new equipment on Tuesday (June 17). Suuberg said state policy makers, local officials, and environmentalists needed a better understanding of what's happening in the river within the boundaries of Massachusetts. Without good data, it would be impossible to know if investments in Massachusetts sewer plants would result in improved conditions, he said. Matthew Beaton, Gov. Charlie Baker's secretary of energy and environmental affairs, said it's not just sewer plants, but that golf courses, lawns, agriculture, septic tanks, and other non-point sources contribute to the nitrogen loading. "We're all working together to figure out a big complex problem," Beaton said. "It is our duty to make sure we are working in partnership with the rest

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Officials cut the ribbon on the 'Upper Connecticut River Basin Nutrient Monitoring Project' in Northfield on June 19, 2018. of the states, with the federal government, and with our local partners." Officials noted that there are 127 wastewater treatment plants in the Connecticut River basin with about 33 in Massachusetts. Andrew Fisk, director of the Connecticut River Conservancy, said the new measuring equipment "is incredibly important," and that his organization pushed for years to get it installed. "So thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you." The longtime river advocate said nitrogen pollution is a local problem and a regional problem. Fixing it will help people who use the river for fishing and recreation, and also help a salt-water resource that's miles away. continued on page 43

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New Technology continued from page 41 Despite progress, Long Island Sound still does not meet water quality standards for dissolved oxygen. Nitrogen feeds algae, which uses a lot of oxygen during its life cycle. The low oxygen means that fish can't breathe. Clams and oysters suffer, and eelgrass, a plant which support fish reproduction, can't grow well, said Fisk. "Among other things, too much nitrogen is bad for fisheries," he said. "A healthy river and Long Island Sound has economic benefits throughout the waterA USGS driverless watercraft measures stream flow shed." in the Connecticut River using Dopler technology on A condition called "hypoxia" sometimes occurs June 19, 2018. in the sound where the oxygen is so deficient that aquatic life struggles to survive, according to posters shown at the event. Josh Schimmel, executive director of the Springfield Water & Sewer Commission, said that wastewater plant upgrades in Massachusetts communities can cost millions of dollars, and that spending decisions must be supported by scientific data. A new federal permit for wastewater plants is coming down the line, he said. Required plant upgrades to cut nitrogen discharge could be costly for ratepayers. "Springfield is the largest sewer plant north of Connecticut, so we felt like we needed to take the lead, but this affects every Massachusetts treatment plant," Schimmel said. He said Connecticut and New York have already A staffer with the US Geological Survey shows off made major investments in their sewer plants. new water monitoring equipment at the Connecticut River in Northfield. USGS hydrologist Jon Morrison demonstrated the stream gauge, which delivers real-time data to a laptop. Separately, "acoustic Doppler current profilers" on board a bright orange, MBO Precast Inc. remote-controlled water craft de4 Marion Drive • Carver, MA 02330 liver flow velocity information. T: 508-866-6900 • F: 508-866-5252 Schimmel said that high-qualwww.MBOPrecast.com ity stream gauges are extremely important, and that the USGS partStone Strong Retaining Wall Systems nership was key. Manholes / Catch Basins / Custom Structures Fisk said efforts to clean the Septic Tanks / Leaching Products river and the sound have been underway for decades, and that "passion, persistence, and patience" are needed. "We're in this for the long haul," he said. Written by Mary C. Serreze. Reprinted with permission from Mass Live and the Republican. n

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UCANE’s annual golf tournament has become so popular that our members begin contacting the UCANE office in the middle of winter in order to secure a foursome. So it was of little surprise that this years event was once again sold out months in advance. Thankfully Mother Nature provided perfect summer conditions at UCANE’s 39th Annual Golf Classic at Brookmeadow Country Club in Canton, MA. The tournament’s popularity is only made possible through the generous sponsors that make it a first class event. UCANE would like to extend a very special thanks to Milton CAT, our Tournament Host, as well as to our Corporate Sponsor, Taylor Oil Company and our Lobster Clambake Sponsor, E. J. Prescott, Inc. Registration for the day’s festivities was set to begin at 8 a.m., but typical of most contractors, the parking lot began filling up long before the starting time. Participants were treated to a Continental Breakfast sponsored by ATS Equipment, Inc.

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Each golfer was then given a Goody Bag, sponsored by P. Gioioso and Sons, Inc. We once again provided the ever-popular coolers, fully packed with everything from golf balls to Frisbees to hats and more. All around the course, clubhouse, and putting green, golfers could see the tremendous support of UCANE members, as the tees, putting green, and clubhouse were filled with sponsor signs that were generously provided by Roadsafe Traffic Systems, Inc. The Par 3 6th hole served as the spot for our “Closest to the Pin” 50/50 contest sponsored by Core and Main against our celebrity golfer, former New England Patriots Defensive End Jarvis Green. He was a two time Super Bowl winner with the team, and is remembered for his consistent ability to pressure quarterbacks. He now owns a successful shrimp wholesale distribution business. While that doesn’t leave much time to work on his golf game, Jarvis did his best on the course and was a huge hit with the golfers. He was extremely outgoing and gracious with his time, sharing some great stories about his time with the Patriots and life after football. Also, at the 6th hole, each foresome had their pictures professionally taken with Jarvis, thanks to Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers. There was a lot of activity at the Par 3 11th hole, where there was a $25,000 Hole in One Contest sponsored by McCourt Construction Co., as continued on page 47

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Golf Tournament continued from page 44 well as a Kobelco SK-30 Excavator provided by ATS Equipment, Inc. While no one was able to claim the big prizes, there was one narrow miss with the ball stopping six inches from the cup! Additional hole in one prizes were up for grabs on the other Par 3s as well, including a 2-year lease of a Ford F-150 provided by Rodman Ford Sales, Inc., and a Gorrilla GXS120 Hydraulic Hammer provided by Tech Hydraulics/Gorilla Hammer. Again, no aces were had. In addition, while there was some impressive putting, no one claimed the $10,000 Putting Contest prize sponsored by Dagle Electrical Construction Corp. This year’s tournament featured a Golf Ball Cannon sponsored by HD Supply Const. & Industrial AH Harris/White Cap. The air cannon allowed each participant to shoot a golf ball onto the green of the Par 4 continued on page 49

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13th hole. This new addition proved to be very popular with the golfers, making a tricky Par 4 hole into an easy Par 3! While out on the course, golfers enjoyed a Barbecue Lunch sponsored by Schmidt Equipment, Inc. They were able to stay hydrated throughout the round thanks to the Cold Drink Carts sponsored by Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP, Ferguson Waterworks, T-Quip Sales & Rentals, Inc., United Rentals Trench Safety, and F. W. Webb Company. Once the round was completed, golfers came back to the clubhouse for the Social Hour sponsored by Hub International New England, Liddell Brothers, Inc., and Dan Adams from McLaughlin Chevrolet in Whitman. The social hour was followed by UCANE’s famous Lobster Clambake Dinner featuring 2-lb. lobsters, and all the clam chowder, pulled pork, cornon-the-cob, roasted potatoes, and garden salad that one could eat. Any golfers who still had room left, enjoyed the Ice Cream Sundae Bar sponsored by USI Insurance Services, LLC. Awards were then given out to the top four teams, as well as for the 50/50 raffle. continued on page 51

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Golf Tournament continued from page 49 Closing out the festivities was the raffle drawing for the more than 50 amazing prizes, highlighted by a set of golf clubs donated by EJ, a 43-inch Vizio Smart TV donated by Scrap-It, Inc/Minichiello Bros, Inc., and plenty of great tickets to see the first place Red Sox!

Every year this event exemplifies what makes UCANE such a strong Association. Members support the event by golfing, sponsoring tee and putting green signs, and donating incredible raffle prizes, and goodie bag items. On behalf of UCANE’s Officers, Board, and staff, we would like to thank all of you who made this tournament another huge success. We greatly appreciate your continued support, and we are already looking forward to our 40th annual tournament next year! (A complet list of sponsors can be found starting on page 52.) n

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s reported in previous issues of Financial Management this year, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 dramatically reduced taxpayers’ ability to itemize deductions. Among the tax deduction opportunities that have vanished, from 2018–2025, are miscellaneous itemized deductions that exceed 2% of the taxpayer’s gross income. Such deductions included unreimbursed employee business expenses. Drilling down, those no-longer-deductible employee expenses included education outlays that were related to someone’s work at your company. Example 1: Heidi Larson is a supervisor at ABC Corp., where she is responsible for a small group of workers. Heidi is paying for online courses that will ultimately lead

to an MBA and help her in her current job. Under prior law, Heidi may have been able to deduct her costs for the MBA program, but that’s not the case now. Filling the Gap Many people will be in Heidi’s situation, unable to offset the cost of paying for education that will bolster their careers. In this environment, your small business can provide valuable education-related assistance. Offering help in this area may allow your company to attract and retain high-quality workers, in addition to improving your employees’ on-the-job performance. In 2018, the IRS released an updated Employer’s Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, which reflects the new tax law. This guide mentions some ways that employers can offer education benefits that receive favorable tax treatment. continued on page 75

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outlay, whereas Ken does not report that $5,000 as taxable income. It makes no difference whether DEF pays the bills directly or reimburses Ken for his outlay. Some formality is required when setting up an EAP and certain requirements must be met. The plan can’t favor highly compensated employees or company owners, for example, and it can’t offer cash to employees instead of educational assistance. Your accountant can help you create an EAP that complies with IRS requirements.

An educational assistance program (EAP) must be a written plan created specifically to benefit your company’s employees. Under such a plan, you can exclude from taxable compensation up to $5,250 of educational assistance provided to each covered employee per year. Example 2: Suppose that DEF Corp. has an EAP. Ken Matthews, a supervisor there, is taking courses in Working-Condition Fringe Benefit a local MBA program. DEF provides $5,000 to help Ken The benefits Burke Wicked HD 4.625 x 7.5 9-16:Dennis K. Burke 10/24/16 2:18 PM Page in 1 this category don’t require a formal pay for his courses this year. DEF can deduct its $5,000 plan, there is no limit on the amount of educational assistance involved, and no explicit limit on highly compensated employees or owners. However, there are rules that must be followed to earn tax breaks. The education must be required, by the company or by law, in order for the employee to maintain his or her present position, salary, or status at the firm, and the learning must have a valid business purpose for the employer. If those conditions can’t be met, tax breaks still may be available if the education helps to maintain or improves job-related skills. Regardless of the previous paragraph, tax benefits will be denied if the education is needed to meet the minimum educational requirements of the Just behind the Green employee’s current job or if the course Monster in Fenway Park, will qualify the employee for a new trade Bostonʼs iconic CITGO Some days, it’s just one tough sign has become a wellor business. job after another. That’s why know and beloved local CITGO produces an extensive Example 3: Nora Pearson, a sulandmark, partly due to its appearances in the line of heavy-duty lubricants. pervisor at GHI Corp., is going to law backgound of televised school at night. Even if learning the law Dennis K. Burke offers a great Red Sox games. will help Nora do her job better, comline of CITGO Heavy-Duty The original sign was pany funding for her courses won’t erected in 1965, and On-Road and Off-Road Lubriilluminated with miles of qualify for favorable taxation because cants, including Engine Oils, glass neon tubes. The the education could enable Nora to Transmission Fluids, Hydraulic current sign is lighted become an attorney, a new trade for with more durable, energy Fluids, Greases, Gear Oils and her. Any assistance from GHI will be efficient LEDs. Industrial Lubricants. treated as taxable compensation. Note that it is possible to have an EAP and provide over $5,250 to an eligible employee. Assuming that all conditions are met, assistance over $5,250 might be deductible for the employer and Premium Diesel Fuel, Motor Oil and Gasoline excluded from the employee’s taxable P.O. BOX 711 • TAUNTON, MA 02780 • 1-800-289-2875 • WWW.BURKEOIL.COM compensation as a working-condition fringe benefit. Quality Products and Dependable Service for Over 50 Years Reprinted from CPA Client Bulletin. n

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