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, September 19, 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, Administrative Assistant Sharon Hampson and Superintendent Thomas Considine.
The minutes of September 6, 2011 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Moore made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ross.
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
OPERATIONS MANAGER REPORT:
Mr. Herrington gave the BOC updates on the following:
• The removal of the tree at 16 Lafayette Avenue has been completed by New England Tree.
• Met with FairPoint engineer regarding the Mt Eustis Rd pole transfers located at the property of Paul Reitsma. We are still having discussions with the owner trying to resolve the issues regarding easements, trimming etc.
• National Grid is supposed to be finishing the work at Pattenville substation today. They are still requesting a 1 ½ hour outage to finish necessary repairs and to make final connections. I have requested an explanation as to why they can not do the work without an outage.
• Cheryl and I also had a conference call with Kathryn Cox, the Account Manager at National Grid. She wanted to do a follow up regarding the outage during Hurricane Irene. We went over numerous issues that affected the town, especially the concern for reliability and the unacceptable outage response time. Ms. Cox also stated that she will be responding in the next couple of weeks to the letter of concerns we sent to Bob Moran.
• On September 9, 2011, IC Reed replaced the broken insulators that were found between Burndy and South Street substations.
• Another day has been scheduled to have Infrared Analyzers come back to rescan the repairs that have been made in the substations and the high line.
• Received a call from Norm Brooks with Winterset to let LWL know that they are off the job. Commissioner Ross asked if the waterline is operational.
Mr. Herrington stated that the line has passed the required pressure and bacteria test and is ready to go online if needed.
SUPERINTENDENT/ MANAGERS REPORT:
Mr. Considine met with David McLure this morning regarding the water line to McLure’s Honey & Maple Products located at 46 North Littleton Road. Mr. McLure is concerned
with not being able to locate the water line under Interstate 93. The plans that the State had are missing. Commissioner Ross suggested the possibility of snaking a wire through there. Mr. Considine stated they are using 3,000 gallons a day from the well which is sucking it dry. The water line is 1 1/4” black plastic with a length of 2,200 feet. There is 70lbs of pressure leaving the water pit and maintains 50 lbs of pressure on the far side, which is good considering there is a leak, stated Mr. Considine. Mr. McLure is contemplating drilling another well.
Mr. Considine asked the BOC about the office renovations. The BOC agreed to start the project as soon as possible.
Mr. Considine asked the BOC their thoughts about another power supply to provide Littleton with a secondary feed. Mr. Considine indicated that this could be something to review over the winter months. Mr. Considine will contact PSNH.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
Mr. Wilkins stated she needs a signature for the 1 MW around the clock that LWL purchased from Macquarie.
Mrs. Wilkins explained to the BOC that an email was received from Karen Noyes at the Town Offices requesting a multitude of information from LWL pertaining to all town accounts plus the schools accounts. Mrs. Wilkins to email her back to let her know that statements are mailed out every month and the information she is looking for she should already have.
Commissioner Ross asked about the Customer Service Representative position.
Mrs. Wilkins stated it closed last Friday and the review of the applications/resumes will begin this week.
Commissioner Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 2:09 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.