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, March 7, 2011 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 February 22, 2011 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Goodell made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Moore.
The vote was in favor 2-0-0.
Commissioner Moore explained that Mr. Flanders had spoken with him regarding being able to continue running his water on 15 Hillside Avenue. They have filed a quiet title at Grafton County in reference to the water line under the parking lot, which takes a year to become effective.
OPERATIONS MANAGER REPORT:
Mr. Herrington stated he and Kevin met with Herbert Lahout and Mike Norman to discuss the new plans for Joe Lahout Lane. Mr. Herrington informed the BOC that he and Kevin felt the elevation for the domestic water would be okay as long as it did not go above 1125í msl. Mr. Lahout will have to discuss the fire flow requirements with the Fire Chief. Mr. Herrington stated that because of many changes within the Lahout Lane project, Mr. Lahout should have another hydraulic model completed. Any proposed changes should be discussed with the BOC. The BOC agreed that should Mr. Lahout have more questions regarding the water at his development he should attend a commissionersí meeting.
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS REPORT:
Mrs. Wilkins reviewed the financial statements for the month ending January with the Commissioners. Several discrepancies as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Wilkins.
Mrs. Wilkins explained an email she received from Thomas Yeransian of Common Wealth Resource Management Corporation who was inquiring about information on Casella. Mr. Yeransian stated that his firm owns the gas rights at Casellaís Bethlehem location.
Mrs. Wilkins met with Richard Roy and Bob Fagnant from Woodsville Water and Light. They were inquiring as to how LWL purchases power and how LWL utilizes La Capra Associates.
Mrs. Wilkins stated that LWL should have the final audit soon. She reviewed a draft from the auditor last week. The auditor stated he planned to deliver the final reports the end of this week.
Pole Attachment Agreements between Fairpoint, LWL, and NH Optical Systems were discussed. Mr. Herrington felt the costs for pole attachments should remain the same as they are for Time Warner and segTEL. The charge for make ready work is at present time and material rates. Mr. Herrington will have the contracts ready to be signed by a member of the BOC at the next meeting. The BOC would like to revisit pole attachment fees in a year.
Commissioner Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
The vote was in favor 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 1:55 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.