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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 2022

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Regular Meeting May 2, 2022

The regularly scheduled business meeting of the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) Board of Commissioners (BOC) began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022 in the LWL conference room. Present were Commissioner Peter Cooper, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Linda MacNeil, Director of Finance Lori Hogan, and Superintendent Thomas Considine.

MINUTES REVIEW:

The minutes of the April 18, 2022 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner MacNeil made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ross.

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

CUSTOMER & PUBLIC CONCERNS:

1. Superintendent Considine stated that materials and equipment lead times are beginning to be problematic regarding new interconnection to the water and electric system. Replacement value and extended lead time for some materials i.e., copper tubing/fittings and overhead conductors/transformers can significantly change new construction preliminary estimates that LWL may have to pass on to the customer.

A certain level of on-hand inventory/stock must be maintained and readily available for LWL to maintain/restore service during a trouble call and/or storm events. LWL’s first obligation is to the existing services and new service interconnection may be required to be put on hold/pending status until stock level are replenished or lead time become more manageable.

The work on the Burndy Road circuit to bring the distribution overhead lines to the road and provide power to a new customer has been delayed for several months due to shipping issues. LWL has been waiting for the overhead conductor needed to final the project since the order was placed in the fall of 2021.

2. Commissioner MacNeil inquired about the BOC meeting scheduled through the summer months as many other boards only meet once a month?

Superintendent Considine stated that LWL has not changed the schedule in the past and continue to meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month throughout the year.

DIRECTOR of FINANCE and HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

LWL will host the OSHA 10-hour safety training program for local water/construction industry workers. The event and training is being sponsored and conducted by Evert J. Prescott, Inc on May 17th and 18th . The OSHA 10-hour training teaches basic safety and health information to all workers in construction and similar industries with a focus on reviewing and discussing general industry safety standard and practices. About 40 people, many representing local contractors and water operators from neighboring communities, are expected to attend the training.

SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:

LWL employees are preparing to commence repair activities on US 302/Bethlehem Road near the end of LWL water system (near the Elks Club) once asphalt plants open for the season. LWL is coordinating with the NHDOT and their plans to pave US 302 from Cottage Street in Littleton to Exit 40 in Bethlehem. LWL plans to work on three (3) sites: 1) probable water leak near Remick Street 2) the replacement of a fire hydrant and 3) the relocation of a vacuum air release both near the town line.

GENERAL/OTHER BUSINESS:

As a result of the April 26, 2022 reappointment of Ralph Ross to the LWL BOC Commissioner Cooper discussed the need to reorganized the LWL officials/officers for 2022-2023 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 approved).

Commissioner Ross recommended that Commissioner Cooper remain Board President/Chairperson, seconded by Commissioner MacNeil. Commissioner Cooper accepted the nomination.

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

Commissioner Ross recommended that Commissioner MacNeil for Board Secretary and that Superintendent Considine remain LWL’s Treasurer, seconded by Commissioner Cooper. Both nominees accepted the nomination.

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

MEETING ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before the board Commissioner MacNeil made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Commissioner Ross.

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

Meeting adjourned at 1:30 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.


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