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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 2019

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Regular Meeting Feb 4, 2019

The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 in the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Peter Cooper, Financial Director Cheryl Wilkins, and Superintendent Thomas Considine.

MINUTES REVIEW:

The minutes of the January 22, 2019 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Cooper made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ross.

The vote was in favor of the motion 2-0-0.

FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:

Mrs. Wilkins reviewed the highlights of the “Draft” financial statements for the month ended December 2018 with the Commissioners. Several variances as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Wilkins. Mrs. Wilkins stated that the December 2018 financials will remain in draft form until the completion of the year-end audit so that any adjustments noted by the auditor for the year ended 2018 will be reflected in the statement.

SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:

1. The August 2018 electric rate increase was reviewed and discussed with BOC. The rate design was targeted to capture a portion of the lost margin between January and July of 2018 and forward looking towards rate stability in 2019. The results for the month ended December 2018 were better than the target values on average. This was the direct result of an increase in energy sales over the design period (August-December) as compared to the model. With the modest drop in wholesale power cost the electric rates in 2019 should remain stable providing weather and other contributing outside factors and influences remain manageable.

2. Mr. Considine and Stan Faryniarz (Daymark Energy) will be attending a meeting with Eversource Energy in Manchester, NH to revisit the construction of a proposed step down substation in the Industrial Park on Friday, February 8, 2019.

GENERAL/ OTHER BUSINESS:

A report provided by ESC Engineering was reviewed and discussed with the BOC. The report evaluated the substation requirements following the completion of the 12.47 kV system upgrade and whether or not the Lafayette substation was needed when operating at the 12.47 kV voltages. The report concluded that in order to provide the required secondary voltage level (120 VAC) at the outer limits of the system that the Lafayette substation needs to remain. The report annotates that the voltages at the outer circuits limits would depreciate (voltage drop) below what the acceptable limit if the South Street substation was the source.

The Lafayette substation will require some upgrade work/replacement to accommodate the higher 12.47 kV voltages. It was discussed that it might be more practicable to convert the South Street substation first and then work on the Lafayette substation to bring it up to the 12.47 kV standards.

ADJOURNMENT:

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

The vote was in favor of the motion 2-0-0.

Meeting adjourned at 2:17 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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