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.
The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014 in the Littleton Water and Light Department (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Perry Goodell, Commissioner Eddy Moore, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Financial Services Director Cheryl Wilkins and Superintendent Thomas Considine.
The minutes of the September 2, 2014 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Ross made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Moore.
The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
1. Mrs. Wilkins reviewed the financial statements for the month ended July 2014 with the Commissioners. Several discrepancies as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Wilkins.
2. Mrs. Wilkins stated that LWL office personnel are getting more familiar with the NISC software and issues are being resolved when identified with assistance provided by NISC. Office staff is still refining their particular processes and changes are being applied to optimize these procedures.
SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:
1. The Downtown Littleton Reconnect Project did not receive funds through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. It is anticipated that the application will be refined and resubmitted in 2015 for consideration. The department is mostly interested in completing the water main work that is associated with Phase 2 Main Street construction that was included in this application.
2. The Town of Littleton received final bids on Friday, August 29th in response to their request for proposal for utility work on High Street and Carleton Street. The bids received for High Street exceeded the townís budget authorization and considering that there was only one bid submitted this contract will not be awarded.
The water main items represented in the bid were considerable higher than similar work recently completed by the department. The contract for the work on Carleton Street apparently will be awarded to replace the sanitary system; the department will be minimally involved with the Carleton Street project as the water main was replaced in the mid 90ís.
3. The section of Highland Avenue adjacent to the Brook Road intersection that was disturbed by the department during the water main relocation activities will be paved this week. The paving is in conjunction with the Brook Road surface rehabilitation work that the Town authorized at town meeting. The Highland Avenue area will required about twenty one (21) tons of asphalt to restore the paved area disturbed by LWL activities .
4. The department was asked to present a three (3) minute overview to Governor Hassan at the Economic Development Summit on Monday, September 22nd. The topic of the overview will focus on the department involvement in expanding the Littleton Industrial Park into an area behind the transfer station. The summit is open to the public and is gathering a lot of outside attention due to the Governors planned attendance.
1. The BOC agreed to place the order for a new decorative lighting assembly to replace the one damaged/ destroyed as a direct result of the storm on June 28th. This item will remain in stock until the department is reimbursed the purchase cost.
2. La Capra Associates was asked to provide the department with an estimate to analyze the effects of tapping directly to the U199 line in the industrial park: a) Will the departmentís relationship with ISONE change as the department plans to own the transformer, b) what are the cost benefits and anticipated return of a large capital investment, c) will the 115kv cost be regionalized, and d) who will provide the department load/ settlement data. No specific date was given La Capra to provide their finding though it is expected that the department will receive a preliminary report in late October 2014.
Commissioner Moore made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 1:50 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.