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, October 05, 2009 in the Littleton Water and Light Department (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Eddy Moore, Commissioner Perry Goodell, Financial Services Director Cheryl Wilkins and Superintendent Thomas Considine.
The minutes of September 21, 2009 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Goodell made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Moore.
The vote was in favor 2-0-0.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
Mrs. Wilkins reviewed the financial statements for the month ending August 2009 with the Commissioners. Several discrepancies as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Wilkins.
SUPERINTENDENT/ MANAGERS REPORT:
1. The BOC inspected a damaged hose nozzle that was removed from the fire hydrant in front of the Littleton Fire Department and inquired how this type of damage could have happened.
Superintendent/ Manager Considine stated that apparently the hose nozzle cap was severely over tightened damaging the brass hose connection insert. LWL attributes the damage to either lack of properly trained operators or operator carelessness. The insert was damaged beyond repair and was discarded. The yearly maintenance fee charged to the town ($ 64/ hydrant) covers routine maintenance operations and the replacement of up to three (3) to five (5) hydrant per year. In his opinion this type of damage is chargeable as it was due to negligence although no charges were passed on to the town the cost would be captured on the towns “favors” report.
2. As a direct result of breaking a 4” gate valve in support of the Town of Littleton’s Main Street revitalization project, NE Earth Mechanic, with the assistance of LWL personnel, replaced approximately 125 feet of old 4” cast iron water main on Mill Street near Northern Lights Music shop last week.
All the water connections to Main Street have been restored. LWL anticipates that increased flow to several areas of town will result in improved water quality throughout the Mill and Main Street localized areas of the water system.
3. The BOC reviewed and approved the following quotes: a) EOS Technologies for $ 2,300 to provide a SCADA system at the Trudeau Road NHDES metering point and b) Ferguson’s Water works for $ 3,000 to provide a 4” Rate of Flow control valve at the Apthorp tank inlet that will replace the partially closed gate valve on Trudeau Road. Both pieces of equipment will be funded with reallocated capital funds that are not being expended this fiscal year.
1. Horizons Engineering completed the preliminary design plans for the new water tank on School Street. LWL will review the plans and meet with Horizons to discuss any changes.
Commissioner Moore stated that Horizons wanted the Town of Littleton to sign off on the wetland dredge and fill application. The town returned the application to Horizons.
2. The fire hydrant at the corner of Joe Lahout Lane and Cottage Street was flow tested to determine the maximum building elevation for future development. The data was sent to Lahout’s engineer stating that they could not exceed a final elevation of 1086 feet.
1. A Bethlehem resident on Trudeau Road inquired as to connecting onto the 12” water main that crosses their property.
Commissioner Goodell stated that he thought that a previous LWL BOC placed a moratorium on future connections in Bethlehem and asked that LWL staff research if this is in fact correct.
2. Once the invoice date is placed on the LWL statement the Department expects to offer an automatic monthly payment option to customers by the end of the year and an on-line web payment option early next year.
Commissioner Goodell made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 2-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 1:50 p.m.
The regularly scheduled Commissioner’s meeting is held twice monthly on the first and third Monday, at 1:00 p.m., in the Department’s conference room.