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Minutes of Littleton Water and Light Meetings

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.

Minutes for 2013

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Regular Meeting Jan 22, 2013

The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in the Littleton Water and Light Department (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Eddy Moore, Commissioner Perry Goodell, Financial Services Director Cheryl Wilkins,
Operations Manager Richard Herrington and Administrative Assistant Sharon Hampson.

MINUTES REVIEW:

The minutes of January 7, 2013 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Moore made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Goodell.

The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0.

FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:

Mrs. Wilkins explained that she is still waiting to receive reports from National Grid in order to close out the month of November 2012.

The Auditor is scheduled to be here on January 28, 29, and the 30th.

Mrs. Wilkins stated that LWL had a demo from a software company that should meet the demands of the department moving forward. They are scheduled to return in February to give a detailed demonstration.


CUSTOMER & PUBLIC CONCERNS:

Tony Ilacqua representing Littleton Energy Conservation Committee and the town inquiring if LWL would waive any hook up fees for electric and water for the pod pellet system to the town garage. Commissioner Ross stated he has no idea what is involved.
Mr. Ilacqua stated the pod size is similar to a shipping container and with a silo next to the pod to house the pellets. Commissioner Ross asked if the town would be doing the digging, which Mr. Ilacqua said they would. Rich Herrington asked what the size of the building is going to be and if there was any paperwork on it to help LWL determine the electrical requirement. Commissioner Ross stated Tom and Rich will follow up on it.
Mr. Ilacqua stated if there are any questions to let him know.

GENERAL BUSINESS:

Rich Herrington stated there was a water break on Manns Hill Road yesterday. The 6” main had a split on the top of the pipe. LWL will need to make other necessary repairs in the spring. The excavating was very time consuming due to the type of sandy material.

Rich Herrington stated last weeks outage was due to equipment failure at the Shaw’s site. He informed the Board that he is still analyzing data to gather more facts.

Commissioner Moore stated he lost ˝ voltage which damaged one of his oil burners. He was concerned that something on LWL’s side did not shut down properly. Power was out for an hour and a half which Commissioner Moore stated was not too bad.
Mr. Herrington stated the events of the outage were still being investigated.

Commissioner Ross asked Mr. Herrington how the new line truck was coming along. Mr. Herrington stated it should be ready by the end of the week.

ADJOURNMENT:

Commissioner Goodell made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
Commissioner Moore.

The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0.

Meeting adjourned at 1:34 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.


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