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, April 4, 2011 in the Littleton Water and Light Department (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Perry Goodell and Commissioner Ralph Ross, Financial Services Director Cheryl Wilkins, Operations Manager Richard Herrington and Administrative Assistant Sharon Hampson.
The minutes of March 21, 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 2-0-0.
Dave Ziter explained to the BOC that his boiler was shut off by mistake, which resulted in burst pipes at 12 Hadley Street. Commissioner Goodell stated LWL charges what it costs to treat the water, which is $1.15 per 100 cubic feet and the amount of $1.25 per 100 cubic feet could be credited due to the circumstances. The amount that will be adjusted on his account will be $17.50.
Dan Greenlaw and Linda Smith with the VFW Club #816 explained the club’s financial difficulties and would like to make payment arrangements. Due to miscommunication they were not aware of the large balances due on the accounts. They would like to be able to pay the current amount plus $500.00 towards the arrears, which should take them approximately eight months to pay off the balance. Commissioner Goodell asked if they felt as if they could sustain that and Mrs. Smith replied she was confident they could make the payments. Mr. Greenlaw stated they came to correct the situation and hoped the BOC would work with them. Commissioners agreed to the arrangements.
Mrs. Wilkins stated Danny Middaugh’s residence at 7 Ely Street had a fire back in February, and the power has been off since. In order to have electric service turned back on Jackie Kenney required an additional electric deposit of $665.00. Mr. Middaugh expressed his concerns to Mrs. Kenney, stated Mrs. Wilkins, asking if this additional amount could be returned to him as he is making electrical improvements to be more efficient. Mr. Herrington stated power is still off until electrician completes his work. Also,
Mr. Herrington said the meters need to be located to driveway side. LWL is to hold a total of $400.00 for the deposit and refund the remaining balance per BOC.
Mr. Herrington inspected the current location of the service entrance and left a message with the customer that the service could not be reconnected until an electrician brings service up to code. The existing location of the meter is closed in with a fence and not readily accessible. The meter location should be relocated to the driveway side of the house.
OPERATIONS MANAGER REPORT:
Mr. Herrington stated as of today the Redington Street bridge is closed. Kevin Sorrell has done a great job of coordinating our crews and the contractor in order to bypass the water line across the bridge. The line across the bridge will be ready for removal by Tuesday. Commissioner Ross asked if the Fire Chief was aware, which Mr. Herrington stated that Kevin Sorrell had informed him.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
Mrs. Wilkins reviewed the financial statements for the month ending February with the Commissioners. Several discrepancies as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Wilkins.
Mrs. Wilkins explained she is working on a new procedure to upload ADP data to NH Retirement System.
Mrs. Wilkins explained that the on-line web payments with the new processor should be completed soon.
Commissioner Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 2-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 2:04 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.