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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 Mar 18, 2019

The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019 in the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Peter Cooper (via phone), Commissioner Schuyler Sweet, Financial Director Cheryl Wilkins, and Superintendent Thomas Considine.

MINUTES REVIEW:

The minutes of the March 4, 2019 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Sweet made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Cooper.

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

CUSTOMER & PUBLIC CONCERNS:

Superintendent Considine introduced LWL newest employees to the BOC. Both Ms. Judy Wilson (Customer Service Representative) and Mr. Dale Blodgett (Line Supervisor) first day of work was today (Monday, March 18, 2019). Mr. Samuel Pitre (Utility Technician) began work on January 14, 2019 and recently completed his first on-call rotation. A brief discussion followed.

The search for a new lineman to fill our vacant position is proceeding will be ongoing until the appropriate candidate is found. Several candidates have submitted resumes for consideration and interviews are expected to begin within the next couple of weeks.

FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:

Mrs. Wilkins reviewed the cash flow for the year ended 2018 with the BOC. She explained how the accounts receivables and payables are represented on the summary sheet. Each cash transaction whether receivable or payable is tracked and reconciled separately in this way all cash is accounted for.

SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:

LWL was recently made aware (unofficially) that additional work is being proposed on the northeasterly end of Mill Street. Apparently a building owner is requesting permission/variance to construct a balcony that most likely will protrude from the building out over the public roadway. As the available space is constricted in that general area and the overhead powerlines are in close proximity, this may pose a real construction restriction or potentially a safety code violation. To relocate this overhead line, if workable, in this area will be a major undertaking both in effort and cost.


GENERAL/ OTHER BUSINESS:

A customer at 1225 Farr Hill Road may potentially file for abatement with regard to excess electric usage. As a direct result of a frozen water pipe at the residence the customer needed to hire restoration contractors to clean, this incurred excess electrical use above the normal/average bill. The homeownerís claim that included the electrical bill for this period was apparently denied by the insurance company and the homeowner does not feel that they are responsible for the charges above their average.

Following a brief discussion the BOC stated that they will address the abatement when the request is officially received in a letter to the LWL.

ADJOURNMENT:

Commissioner Sweet 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 1:45 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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