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 Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 7, 2010 in the Littleton Water and Light Department (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Eddy Moore, Commissioner Perry Goodell and Commissioner Ralph Ross, Financial Services Director Cheryl Wilkins, Operations Manager Richard Herrington, Superintendent Thomas Considine, and Administrative Assistant Sharon Hampson.
The minutes of August 16, 2010 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Ross made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Moore.
The vote was in favor 2-0-0.
Stan Faryniarz and Craig Kieny with La Capra Associates discussed the ISO-NE Demand Response Program with the BOC. They explained the following options:
Allow LWL or a third party participant to enroll Littleton customers in ISO-NE demand response program.
Prohibit Littleton and all other market participants from signing up for ISO-NE demand response program.
If Littleton implements its own program it would involve time signing up customers and administering the program. If a third party implements the program Littleton will not have control over any action to decrease load.
No decision was made at this time.
OPERATIONS MANAGER REPORT:
Mr. Herrington stated that the tree clearing budget is almost expended. We currently have four jobs in progress where new poles have been set and require trimming prior to transfers. The funds for these specific transmission and distribution projects should be coded as such and not part of the tree clearing budget. Also, the highline from Slate Ledge Road to the grounding bank on Meadow Street is in dire need of mowing.
Without sufficient funds this year it will have to be completed with next year’s budget. Unless there are more funds budgeted it will take away from the right-of-way clearing for next year.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
Mrs. Wilkins reviewed the financial statements for the month ending July with the Commissioners. Several discrepancies as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Wilkins.
SUPERINTENDENT/ MANAGERS REPORT:
1. Hydrant was hit in front of Franconia Gas on Meadow Street this morning.
2. Spoke to engineers regarding the Redington Street bridge project. Superintendent is confident with the test flow results taken approximately a week ago, bypassing the bridge, that adequate water service will be maintained. Bids are in October and town to award in November. Railroad wants sleeve under track. Superintendent felt that was not a good idea and that rails are coming out.
3. Town Manager, Chuck Connell, called regarding an invoice that LWL sent for costs associated with replacing the water main under the Highland Avenue culvert. Town has no funding to reimburse LWL for expenses incurred.
4. Superintendent stated the new transformer for West Side Substation is ready. Mr. Herrington stated that the spare transformer will be stored there.
5. Chuck Connell, Town Manager called inquiring about where the water line goes on the Old County Road. Superintendent explained to him that the water line does not go through the Gilbert property.
The USDA water system grant for the Oak Hill reservoir was denied. Commissioner Ross asked if LWL should talk to the State about a loan and that LWL should still go forward. Superintendent said “yes”, without having to double the water rate. Superintendent stated it should go to town meeting. No decision made as to timeline of replacement.
Commissioner Goodell made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 2:45 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.