Harwich Water/Wastewater Superintendent Resigns

by William F. Galvin
Dan Pelletier. FILE PHOTO Dan Pelletier. FILE PHOTO

HARWICH – Water/Wastewater Superintendent Dan Pelletier, who has overseen the early phases of implementing the town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan while maintaining an annual award-winning water department, has submitted his resignation effective April 26.

“It is with mixed emotions that I write to inform you of my decision to resign from my position as water/wastewater superintendent for the town of Harwich, effective April 26,” Pelletier wrote in his resignation letter given to the water/wastewater commission Thursday. “This decision was not made lightly as it has truly been an honor to serve the commissioners alongside the dedicated team at the water/wastewater department. I have grown both personally and professionally in my nine years with the town and remain beyond grateful for the opportunity, experience, and relationships I've formed.”

There are a lot of projects taking shape as the town heads into the May annual town meeting, he wrote, such as funding for phase three of the wastewater plan, bids for those two projects, designer selection for the Great Sand Lakes project and other water and sewer projects. In an interview, he said he will continue to work on those projects through the end of the month. He informed the commission he would be available for department-related articles at town meeting. Pelletier also said he would be willing to serve as a consultant if the town deems it necessary.

Pelletier will be taking a position in a private firm where he has been working part-time for the past six years to make ends meet, he said.

This is a developing story. Watch next week’s edition for more details.