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, January 18, 2011 in the Littleton Water and Light Department (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Eddy Moore, Commissioner Perry Goodell and Commissioner Ralph Ross, Financial Services Director Cheryl Wilkins, Operations Manager Richard Herrington and Administrative Assistant Sharon Hampson.
The minutes of January 3, 2011 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Ross made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Goodell.
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Cecil Smith with Polar Solar informed the BOC of his solar power business. Mr. Smith explained that he has two customers that live on Manns Hill that are interested in solar power and possibly tying in to LWL. If LWL is interested he would have his engineer speak to the BOC and explain how to put this together. Commissioner Ross stated we would need to work out the mechanism. Commissioner Moore explained that we do not have a policy in place at this time and that LWL would need to adopt some sort of policy for the future. Dennis Wagner lives in Littleton and explained that he has been exploring this option for some time. He stated he was curious to see where this goes. Commissioner Goodell stated there is no policy at this time; however, the BOC will investigate how other utilities are handling this process. Commissioner Moore stated to Mr. Smith that the point of contact will be Rich Herrington until Superintendent Considine returns.
OPERATIONS MANAGER REPORT:
Mr. Herrington updated the BOC regarding McLures. At this time both well and town water are on at this location. LWL is still waiting for the test results from the well.
Commissioner Ross inquired about the water leak that was located in front of Hampton Inn. Mr. Herrington stated the leak was caused by the pipe connection at the bell end being offset. The crews installed a couple of dresser couplings and had the water back on ahead of schedule. In the spring LWL will need to have the area paved and pay to have the traffic light sensor lines put back in.
Mr. Herrington stated LWL crews have started inside demolition of the office area and will work on it as time permits.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
Mrs. Wilkins informed the BOC that she met with a company named Paychex to talk about payroll. The company indicated they could cut processing costs by 50% as compared to ADP. After reviewing reports generated by ADP the Paychex representative stated that LWL would fall into a corporate pricing category, which would reduce the savings. Mrs. Wilkins called ADP regarding the savings to the department that Paychex indicated and inquired as to what ADP could offer. ADP was able to give the department a 40% discount. Mrs. Wilkins discussed ADPís contract, which she will sign and return.
Mrs. Wilkins stated she received an email from Craig Kieny that ISO will be sending bills twice a week now.
Auditors will be here the week of February 7, 2011.
Commissioner Moore explained that there was a question at the bond hearing asking if it was feasible to combine previous contracts together. Commissioner Goodell commented that he did not see how they can be combined. Also, he asked if LWLís name was put in with NHDES State Revolving Funds. Commissioner Moore asked
Mrs. Wilkins to follow up on these questions.
Commissioner Goodell made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 2:00 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.