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, November 1, 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, Administrative Assistant Sharon Hampson and Chief Waterperson Kevin Sorrell.
The minutes of October 18, 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.
Mr. Mark Brusseau, owner of Absolute Extrusion Inc, provided the department with a third party credit reference, which is not normal policy. After some discussion and reviewing the reference the BOC agreed to accept in lieu of deposits.
In regards to Mr. Brusseau trying to establish new service Michelle Poleo stated her concerns with the lack of communication and phone calls not being returned.
Mr. Herrington stated the transformer is expected to arrive this Thursday and as of today the electrician is not ready for the transformer to be installed. The line department will prep it Thursday and put it online Friday, weather permitting. Mr. Herrington stated that if it is snowing or raining the work would not be completed until next week.
OPERATIONS MANAGER REPORT:
Mr. Sorrell explained the conversations he had with Endyne regarding their error with a water sample test for Brickyard well. Initially, Barbara Davis with the State of NH DES indicated a resample was not necessary; however there would be a reporting violation against LWL. Adam Torrey, State Bacteria Monitoring Enforcement Officer, phoned last Friday stating a resample is needed, which was taken this morning. Mr. Sorrell stated that the department was trying to comply with State requirements, our paperwork has been properly maintained, but there seems to be a communication gap with LWL and the State.
Mr. Herrington informed the BOC that Winterset received the job for the Redington Street Bridge. A representative with Winterset had asked Mr. Herrington what his
thoughts were of having the new water line go under the river instead of across the bridge. Mr. Herrington stated that he would bring the request to the BOC but felt it was not a good idea and probably would not be an option. Commissioner Ross stated that it is not economically feasible. Commissioner Goodell stated it would be difficult to monitor it. Mr. Herrington will let Winterset know that LWL is not entertaining the idea of going under the river either for the main line or a temporary line for winter construction. Commissioner Moore felt they could stabilize the water line while the bridge is taken down. Mr. Sorrell expressed his concerns with the idea and felt that we should not allow that type of construction.
Mr. Sorrell informed the BOC of a possible water line leak on McLure’s service line. McLure’s meter pit is located near LWL’s booster pump station at 678 West Main Street and the plastic water line runs approximately a ˝ mile to their property at
46 North Littleton Road under Interstate 93 North and South. Mr. Sorrell advised them that they should contact EJP to find the leak with sound detection.
Mr. Herrington stated Crosstown was replacing their parking lot and dug up the electric service. They notified dig safe, but never contacted LWL to locate the utilities.
Mr. Herrington advised them to contact an electrician. A crew from LWL was dispatched to investigate the problem. A statement will be mailed out to Crosstown for that expense. Scott with JA Corey coordinated with Mr. Herrington for a disconnect/reconnect for Sunday morning. Mr. Herrington explained that the cost would be excessive and would entail double time for LWL crews to come in Sunday. JA Corey checked with Crosstown and scheduled for Sunday. LWL crew would be there at
Commissioner Moore stated if LWL is going to do the reservoir next year then a warrant article needs to be prepared. Commissioner Ross stated LWL should move forward with this. Commissioner Moore will speak with Town Manager, Chuck Connell.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
Mrs. Wilkins reviewed the financial statements for the month ending September with the Commissioners. Several discrepancies as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Wilkins.
Mrs. Wilkins informed the BOC of a rate change with the credit/debit card service of .4 to 3.05 due to large commercial accounts now paying by credit card. Mrs. Wilkins will research other processors to see what is available.
Mrs. Wilkins asked the BOC if the department can close early on December 15th for LWL’s annual Christmas luncheon. The BOC agreed.
Commissioner Moore informed the other members that the crematorium is now operational at the old Norton Pike facility at 390 Highland Avenue.
Commissioner Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 2:30 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.