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Minutes of Littleton Water and Light Meetings

The Board meets on the first and third Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. and are held in the department conference room at 65 Lafayette Ave, Littleton. Board meetings are open to the public and time is allotted for public comments at each meeting.

Minutes for 2014

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Regular Meeting May 5, 2014

The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 05, 2014 in the Littleton Water and Light Department (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Eddy Moore, Commissioner Perry Goodell, Commissioner Ralph Ross and Superintendent Thomas Considine.

MINUTES REVIEW:

The minutes of the April 21, 2014 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Goodell made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ross.

The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0.

APPOINTMENTS:

Mr. Robert Kasle and Mr. Dustin Schwarz, representing Next Era Energy Resources presented the BOC with a power point overview of a load following energy product offered by their company. Mr. Kasle stated that the product is managed by Next Era Energy analysts in such a way that would minimize the departmentís overall risk exposure to the energy spot market fluctuation. He stated that this product would be similar to taking out an insurance policy. The product would follow the departmentís actual load on the market and the variant between the actual load and scheduled resources would be satisfied via this product.

Superintendent Considine asked about the current block resources that the department currently has under contract.

Mr. Schwarz stated that the existing blocks would be utilized and the department would receive a blended or weighted cost per MW that would account for the block products.

Mr. Kasle stated that the restriction in the natural gas lines into the North east presents more than a winter event with regard to the effects it has on MW pricing in spot energy market.

The Commissioners requested that Next Era present the BOC a firm proposal to provide the load following product to the department beginning in June 2014 in an effort to reduce the departmentís risk exposure on the market.

Mr. Kasle stated that they would have a proposal to the department prior to the next BOC meeting and thanked the Commissioners for the candidness and excused themselves from the meeting.


SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:

1. La Capra Associates are planning to attend the next BOC meeting to discuss the department power supply portfolio and acquiring addition resource to limit market exposure.


2. Commissioner Goodell asked if there was a way to prevent/ deter the water from coming down the access road from the infiltration screens.

Superintendent Considine stated that the water breached a large portion of the river bank in several places. When the culvert plugged, the water cascaded down the access road, causing severe scour. A water bar was installed and the access road was sloped in a way that will hopefully redirect any surface flood water back into the river in an effort to localize the amount of scour and erosion damage in future high flow events.


GENERAL BUSINESS:

The reappointment of Mr. Eddy Moore to the LWL BOC was briefly discussed. In accordance with the Departments charter the BOC reorganized its officers for the 2014-2015 as follows:

Commissioner Ross made a motion to nominate Commissioner Goodell for Board President, seconded by Commissioner Moore.

Commissioner Goodell accepted the nomination.

The vote was in favor of the motion 2-0-1

Commissioner Ross made a motion to nominate Commissioner Moore for Board Secretary, seconded by Commissioner Goodell.

Commissioner Moore accepted the nomination.

The vote was in favor of the motion 2-0-1

The BOC stated that Superintendent Considine would remain the Board/ Departments Treasurer.


ADJOURNMENT:

Commissioner Goodell made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
Commissioner Ross.

The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0.

Meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.

The regularly scheduled Commissionerís meeting is held twice monthly on the first and third Monday, at 1:00 p.m., in the Departmentís conference room.


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