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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 2020

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Regular Meeting May 18, 2020

The regularly scheduled business meeting of the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020 in the LWL conference room. Present were Commissioner Peter Cooper, Commissioner Schuyler Sweet, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Director of Finance Lori Hogan and Superintendent Thomas Considine.

MINUTES REVIEW:

The minutes of the May 4, 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

The Commissioner agreed that a waiver of (meeting) notice for the May 4, 2020 will be prepared and signed by BOC acknowledging that the May 4, 2020 meeting was not noticed to the public due to covid-19 pandemic.

CUSTOMER AND PUBLIC CONCERNS:

Mr. Considine stated that this meeting was noticed (and on LWL’s website) and that audio conferencing is available for the public access.

FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:

1. Mrs. Hogan reviewed the highlights of the financial statements for the month ended March 2020 with the Commissioners. Several variances as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Hogan.

2. Commissioner Cooper asked about the status of the year ended 2019 financial audit.

Mrs. Hogan stated that LWL has submitted all the required documents and waiting on the auditors to submit their final report.

SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:

1. The NH Public Utilities Commission recently distributed the proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction held in February 2020 (No. 47) to LWL for disbursement.

Eligible LWL customers will receive an estimated rebate in the amount of about $4.22/1,000 kWh on their June 2020 statement. This rebate will come directly following the abatement in May.

2. Eric Hesseltine, Chief Lineperson recently gave LWL notice of his pending retirement on Friday, June 26, 2020. Eric has been working for LWL for the last thirty-three (33) years. The BOC thanked Eric for his years of service to LWL and hopes that he enjoys his retirement.

3. This is LWL’s first day back operating with a full crew and normalizing operation. Several screening restrictions and social distancing guidelines are in place to prevent the spread of covid-19 and keep all employees safe. For the past forty-two (42) working days LWL operations has been conducted utilizing a reduced staffing posture to keep employees safe and preserve LWL mission critical capability. The customer lobby and building will remain closed to the public until the protective glass enclosure can be installed to isolate LWL’s customer service employees from direct physical contact with the public.

GENERAL/ OTHER BUSINESS:

1. The LWL BOC reorganized their officers for 2020-2021 in accordance with LWL’s enabling legislation. Written notice will be provided to the Littleton Town clerk certifying the LWL board reorganization once the minutes are signed.

Commissioner Cooper nominated Commissioner Sweet for board president, seconded by Commissioner Ross. Commissioner Sweet accepted the nomination.

The vote was in favor of the motion 2-0-1

Commissioner Sweet nominated Commissioner Ross for board secretary, seconded by Commissioner Cooper. Commissioner Ross accepted the nomination.

The vote was in favor of the motion 2-0-1

Commissioner Sweet recommended that Superintendent Considine remain LWL’s Treasurer, seconded by Commissioner Ross.

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

2. The BOC reviewed and discussed an engineering services proposal submitted by ESC Engineering with regard to the Blueberry Ridge Solar project interconnection being proposed by Lendlease Energy Development. LLC. The BOC agreed with the provided scope of work and will authorize ESC to begin work once Leadlease pays LWL for the proposed engineering services in advance.

3. The BOC reviewed a document dated May 8, 2020 that the NH Department of Revenue Administration sent to the Littleton town manager. The letter was in regard on-going budgetary concerns expressed by the NHDRA. No action was taken by the LWL BOC in this matter.

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before the board 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 2:02 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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