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 17, 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 and Superintendent Thomas Considine.
The minutes of October 3, 2011 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Ross made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Moore.
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Mr. Chad Whitehead representing the Dufresne Group of Consulting Engineers spoke with the BOC in regard to future projects that they might be able to assist LWL with.
Mr. Whitehead will meet with Superintendent Considine at a later date to discuss the long term plans and projects that LWL has for its water system.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
Mrs. Wilkins spoke with the BOC in regard to several delinquent residential accounts that were disconnected for non-payment on Monday, October 17, 2011. One of the customers that LWL disconnected presented the department with a medical certificate from the attending physician in an attempted to prevent the disconnection.
Mrs. Wilkins stated that the medical certificate is only part of what is required by the PUC to prevent a disconnection for non-payment when a medical condition is involved. The customer failed to follow the appropriate steps as required by NH Code of Administrative Rules Number 1205.
The BOC advised the Department to follow the applicable policies in regard to delinquent accounts and disconnecting for non-payment.
1. Progress in regard to the current office renovations and plans on how to secure the office area once the outer wall is removed were discussed with the BOC. Work is progressing; demolition of the existing walls have reveled some manageable surprises though everything is progressing well. Dodge Contracting will most likely be utilized to finish the remaining renovations to the office bathrooms to bring one of them into compliance with ADA codes.
2. National Grid advised LWL that they have contractors working to place circuit breaker 1515 back in service without requiring a town wide outage today, weather permitting. Originally, National Grid wanted a town wide outage to accomplish the required work. LWL insisted that the work be done with the lines energized to prevent an outage which the Department believed was not required.
3. As a direct result of a thermo imaging scan of the overhead distribution system a supply side switch (# 159) at the Lafayette Substation was found to be severely overheating. The situation could have lead to a catastrophic event if not discovered. A large portion of the in-town distribution system would have been affected if the equipment were to fail. LWL personnel plan to isolate the affected equipment to properly assess the cause of the overheating and to make the appropriate repairs.
4. A preliminary project review of the proposed concrete tank on Oak Hill is planned for Tuesday, October 18, 2011 with Natgun Concrete Tanks. A walk through of the site and a review of the preliminary plans will be conducted. The LWL anticipates work to commence as soon as the road frost bans are removed in the spring of 2012.
Commissioner Moore advised that the proposed development on the Highland Croft property at exit 43 is beginning to move forward and that the Department closely monitor the proceedings due to the required performance bond that LWL requires prior to start of work.
Commissioner Moore made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 1:55 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.