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 19, 2009 in the Littleton Water and Light Department (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Eddy Moore, Financial Services Director Cheryl Wilkins and Superintendent Thomas Considine.
The review of the October 5, 2009 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were postponed until the next regularly scheduled meeting.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
1. Mrs. Wilkins discussed a multi-year Workers Compensation (WC) insurance protection plan (2010 – 2014) submitted by Primex. A 7.5% credit would be applied each year of the contract if LWL decided to accept the terms of the contract proposal.
LWL risk index is at 102%, which is an indicator that the department is still in a slightly higher risk category due to previous accidents. If LWL has an injury free year (no lost time accident/incidents) in 2010 the index is expected to drop below 100% and should not incur the penalty.
Commissioner Moore made a motion to accept the multi-year insurance plan proposed by Primex. Seconded by Commissioner Ross.
Vote in favor 2-0-0.
2. The department is now officially offering all qualified customers the option to pay their monthly LWL invoice with Automated Clearing House (ACH) banking transaction. Customers authorize LWL to electronically debit funds from their designated bank account on a monthly basis to pay their LWL invoice. This appears to be a popular option for seasonal customers.
SUPERINTENDENT/ MANAGERS REPORT:
1. The installation of the temporary street lights on Main Street are completed and will stay in service until the new light poles and fixtures are ready to be installed by the contractor. A mid-November 2009 date of installation is expected.
LWL is tracking all costs associated with the temporary lighting installation with a separate work order for potential reimbursement under the state contract item for temporary lighting.
2. LWL personnel responded to several water leaks that seemed to occur all at the same time over the past week or so. A main line leak on Farr Hill Road and service lines on Manns Hill Road and Birchcroft Drive were repaired. Arrangements for patching the travel way is in place.
3. Permanent lighting will be installed between the Masonic Temple and the AHEAD building along Main Street. This is a transitional area or where the current contract and the future rehabilitated project for the west end of Main Street will occur and still needs to be planned. A new decorative street light pole and fixture (by others) is planned for the front of the Masonic building and a standard 30’ aluminum light pole and cobra fixture (by LWL) in front of the AHEAD building to replace the original light that was removed during the construction process. Earth Mechanics will install the pole bases and conduit sections.
1. The BOC rescheduled their November meetings, originally scheduled for November 2nd and 16th to November 9th and 23rd, to accommodate scheduling conflicts.
2. Commissioner Moore advised that the Redington Street bridge replacement project might be delayed (originally scheduled for the spring 2010 construction season) due to concerns raised by the State of NH historical preservation society. Apparently, only a few of these types of bridges remain in the state highway inventory and the NH historical preservation society wants the town to preserve the superstructure.
Commissioner Moore made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 2-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 2:30 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.