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 business meeting of the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the LWL conference room. Present were Commissioner Peter Cooper, Commissioner Schuyler Sweet, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Finance Director Cheryl Wilkins and Superintendent Thomas Considine.
The minutes of the January 6, 2020 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Sweet made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ross.
The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
Mrs. Wilkins reviewed the highlights of the financial statements for the month ended November 2019 with the Commissioners. Several variances as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Wilkins.
SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:
1. Representatives of the proposed Blueberry Ridge solar array project had to postpone their meeting with LWL BOC due to a scheduling conflict. Some general discussion with regard to the proposed project ensued; no action was taken.
2. A kick-off meeting is scheduled for the first week of February 2020 with VELCO in regard to the vegetative maintenance efforts on the (34.5 kV) sub-transmission easement. LWL will be meeting the subcontractor and the timeline discussed with the project management team from VELCO. The contract/project encompasses the entire high line (34.5 kV) easement between the Pattenville metering station (LWL tie point to the electric grid) and Lafayette Avenue substation which is about 7.7 miles.
3. The NH Public Utilities Commission recently distributed the proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction No. 46 to LWL for disbursement. Eligible LWL electric customers will receive an estimated rebate in the amount of about $3.74/1,000 kWh on their February 2020 statement.
GENERAL/ OTHER BUSINESS:
The BOC reviewed and discussed a scope of work proposal submitted by Geosphere Environmental Management in regard to permitting a new large groundwater bedrock well located on the property directly behind the LWL office.
Following some additional discussion relative to the project the BOC agreed that the BOC should request a meeting with the Town of Littleton select board. The meeting would be to discuss the proposed scope and purpose of the project. The focus of the meeting is how best to attain an easement to protect the property in perpetuity and other topics relative to the permitting and eventually the full development of a large public well(s).
There being no further business to come before the board Commissioner Sweet made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Commissioner Ross.
The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 2:15 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.