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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 2017

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Regular Meeting Nov 21, 2017

The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Perry Goodell, Commissioner Peter Cooper, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Financial Director Cheryl Wilkins and Superintendent Thomas Considine.

MINUTES REVIEW:

The minutes of the November 6, 2017 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Ross made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Cooper.

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

The sealed minutes of the nonpublic session of November 6, 2017 were reviewed and discussed, Commission Cooper made a motion to accept the minutes as revised, seconded by Commissioner Ross

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

FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:

1. Mrs. Wilkins discussed the Primex Property Liability (PL) premium CAP program with the BOC. This program works similarly to the Workers Compensation Insurance premium CAP program that LWL has previously participated in. LWL would be locked in for a period of three (3) years with Primex PL and the premium would be capped, not to exceed a nine (9) percent increase in any one (1) year throughout the three (3) year term of the agreement.

Following some discussion Commissioner Cooper made a motion to accept the terms of the Primex Property Liability premium CAP program, seconded by Commissioner Ross.

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

2. Superintendent Considine discussed with the BOC the annual longevity pay typically given to employees at the Christmas luncheon that is scheduled for Thursday, December 14th from 1 to 3 pm.

SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:

The NHDES Bureau of Dam Restoration and Repair is planning to attend the December 4, 2017 BOC meeting to begin preliminary discussions relative to the removal of the Gale River South Branch dam.

Following some general discussion Superintendent Considine will research property deeds and or other applicable easements and agreements prior to the meeting with NHDES.

GENERAL/ OTHER BUSINESS:

1. A draft of the water and electric divisions 2018 operating and maintenance budget was reviewed with the BOC. Sales of both water (down about 2.8 %) and electricity (down about 2.0%) are predicted to be slightly less than 2017 with minimal anticipated growth potential. Though power supply costs are expended to be slightly less any savings realized were offset by an increase in capacity cost of about $2.00 per kw-month. Several other notable comparisons to the 2017 budget were discussed and explained by Mr. Considine and Mrs. Wilkins

2. Mr. Considine stated that the Capital Equipment and Improvement/Betterment Project list is still being finalized. LWL is waiting on additional estimates and a draft should be ready for discussion at the December 4, 2017 BOC meeting.

3. Following some discussion with regard to the White Mountain Hydro Electric Station Commissioner Ross made a motion to set a fixed price per kilowatt purchased from White Mountain Hydroelectric for a period of three (3) years (FY2018-FY2020), seconded by Commissioner Cooper.

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

ADJOURNMENT:

Commissioner Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
Commissioner Cooper.

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

Meeting adjourned at 2:40 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.


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