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 20, 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 and Administrative Assistant Sharon Hampson.
The minutes of September 7, 2010 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Goodell made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ross.
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Mark Brusseau, Absolute Extrusion, had some concerns with the time frame of the transformer being ordered/delivered. Mr. Herrington stated the transformer is scheduled to be delivered on October 22, 2010. Commissioner Ross asked the location, 646 Union Street was stated. Ray Flint, Mr. Brusseauís electrician, asked about the size of the transformer and stated he did not receive any specs. He also stated he received a picture of the concrete, but no measurement. Mr. Herrington stated that all the specifications were given to NCIC and a copy for Mr. Brusseau. All the information needed was in the packet. Mr. Brusseau indicated that the first down payment was made on July 1st and asked why the transformer was not ordered then? Mr. Herrington stated that LWL was waiting for all the quotes from our vendors before an evaluation could be completed. Mr. Brusseau stated he should be up and running by now.
Mr. Herrington stated that they have done nothing to date to get ready outside of the building. If the vault was installed 90 % of the work could be completed by LWL prior to receiving the padmount transformer. LWL is not holding him back from receiving service. He needs to get the vault ready for the arrival of the transformer. Mr. Brusseau felt two months was a long time to wait for a transformer. Mr. Herrington stated it use to be thirty weeks to get a padmount transformer, now eight weeks is not unreasonable. Mr. Flint asked if Mr. Herrington will meet again at the site. Commissioner Moore indicated that an account needs to be set up with the front office providing a letter of credit or payment of deposit. Commissioner Ross told him LWL will keep him updated.
OPERATIONS MANAGER REPORT:
1.West Side Substation transformer should be here this Thursday. Virginia Transformer scheduled testing for late October or November and Mr. Herrington stated that delivery and testing needs to be completed within a five day period. Would like to coordinate time with the delivery of the transformer so a crane will not have to be rented twice.
2.Water leak on Redington Street over the weekend. On Monday the repairs were made. The leak occurred on a fire flow line across the top of the 12Ē main to the White Mountain Christian Church that LWL did not know about. There is another fire flow fifteen feet up the road that LWL does know about. Commissioner Goodell asked if both fire flows were active. Mr. Herrington indicated that they are.
3.Tree trimmers are done for the year. Commissioner Ross stated the highline should be trimmed next year. Mr. Herrington said he is waiting on a price.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
The Chamber of Commerce took over the three Littleton Main Street accounts for the sign lighting. Mrs. Wilkins asked if they are to be billed under the commercial G-1 rate as the other Chamber accounts are billed. Commissioner Ross stated they should be billed at the G-1 small commercial rate.
Mrs. Wilkins explained the petition filed with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is to request an extension of the effective date. The regulations for this new ruling have not been written. They will apply to agreements regarding power supply purchases.
Mrs. Wilkins informed the BOC of the NH Retirement System employer rate increase to 11.09% beginning July 1, 2011 which is a 21% increase.
Commissioner Moore discussed the CIP Committee for the town. Five to ten year comprehensive plan, list of things that the town or school may need.
Commissioner Goodell asked about the status of the voltage conversion. Mr. Herrington stated LWL crews are still working on areas that still need to be prepared for conversion as time permits.
Commissioner Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 1:50 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.