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 4, 2010 in the Littleton Water and Light Department (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Eddy Moore, Commissioner Perry Goodell, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Financial Services Director Cheryl Wilkins, Operations Manager Richard Herrington and Administrative Assistant Sharon Hampson.
The minutes of September 20, 2010 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 3-0-0.
Stephanie Eaton discussed a note and email that was sent to the BOC. She has been talking with Ray Burton regarding the Oak Hill reservoir replacement. His suggestion was to have LWL reapply for the grant that was initially denied. Commissioner Moore stated not sure where LWL is at and possibly may go to the next town meeting.
Mrs. Wilkins explained to Ms. Eaton why it was denied. Commissioner Ross stated it would cost rate payers a lot of money and the water rates would have to be increased to get grant money and that is not what LWL wants to do. Ms. Eaton asked who should Ray Burton speak with. He should ask to speak with Mrs. Wilkins. Commissioner Moore said the reservoir on School Street is reaching a point where we do have to do something soon.
OPERATIONS MANAGER REPORT:
Transformer for the West Side substation was delivered last Thursday and is on the pad. The spare transformer will remain out there. Due to weather the transformer could not be tested. It is scheduled to be tested this Wednesday, weather permitting, and then on Thursday LWL crew will start switching and possibly go on-line Friday.
The reclosure at the grounding bank is what caused last week’s outage due to internal failure stated Mr. Herrington. A brand new one has been put in place. Commissioner Ross asked how many reclosures of this type does LWL have in the system.
Mr. Herrington stated there is a main breaker at Pattenville and the Industrial Park that are similar. The Industrial Park will be upgraded also.
Commissioner Moore asked how LWL made out with the rain/wind storm that we recently had. Mr. Herrington said one crew was out most of the night. In the morning all crews went out on sporadic outages throughout the day. The intake was plugged and men were out there during the day on Friday. On Saturday the on call crew went out in the morning to blow out the intake. Commissioner Goodell asked how much damage the storm caused. Mr. Herrington indicated minimal damage as reported by
Mr. Herrington informed the BOC that he did receive a quote back from the tree trimmers for the high line with a price of $18,500.00. Commissioner Goodell asked if the price was good for next year and Mr. Herrington stated it was.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
Mrs. Wilkins reviewed the financial statements for the month ending August with the Commissioners. Several discrepancies as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Wilkins.
Commissioner Moore discussed information that he received pertaining to the Flanders property on Hillside Avenue. The judge (through town’s attorney) recommended the town come up with an estimate for a new tap from West Main Street up to their property. Mr. Herrington said the shut off is down by the hydrant in front of 40 West Main Street and from that point forward is the customer’s responsibility. The customer would have to pay the costs associated with their water line. LWL is not going to install a water line going up Hillside Avenue.
Commissioner Moore informed the other board members that the CIP committee has put together a list of wants/needs for the town. It will be proposed to the Planning Board tomorrow night. The purpose is a steady cost going to taxpayers.
Commissioner Moore discussed a ten page proposal from Selectman Bolt to add to the Littleton Zoning Ordinance which has to do with solar, wind, wood burning generation system. RSA 362-A:9.
Commissioner Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 2:20 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.