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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 2014

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Regular Meeting Sep 2, 2014

The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 02, 2014 in the Littleton Water and Light Department (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Perry Goodell, Commissioner Eddy Moore, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Financial Services Director Cheryl Wilkins and Superintendent Thomas Considine.


The minutes of the August 18, 2014 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Moore made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ross.

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


1. The funds received through the NHPUC in connection with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program were rebated to all LWL customers that recorded energy (kwh) usage in August 2014. As sales figures were slightly lower than anticipated about $700 remains in the account that will be rolled into later distributions when and if RGGI future funds are received under this program.

2. Mt. Eustis Ski Hill has requested a single phase power to the new ski hut (12’x20’) that will be placed at the bottom of the hill the week of September 1st. A single phase line will be extended (about 400’) off Mt. Eustis Road circuit. In the future when and if more capacity is required the proposed work can be augmented to accomplish a three (3) phase service.

3. The repair/replacement of the decorative light on Mill Street damaged during the isometric burst of June 28th has not been resolved to date. It was recently found that the Town of Littleton appeared to have placed the decorative lighting for the River District Project on their covered property insurance schedule. LWL is waiting for authorization from the town (someone to pay) to order and pay for the new light before scheduling any repair work.


1. The BOC discussed the reconnection fee ($ 35) applicable to customers that are disconnected for non-payment.

Superintendent Considine stated that the existing fees do not cover department expenses as managing delinquent accounts is a time consuming and continual process. A reconnection fee of $65 is recommended for a typical water and or electric service, if circumstances require the use of a line truck a fee of $140 would be charged. Reconnecting a service after-hours is highly discouraged and not generally allowed, though if the situation requires an after-hours reconnection the customer is responsible for all overtime charges.

Commissioner Ross asked if the fee was stated on the disconnect letter. Mrs. Kenney stated that the disconnection letter mentions that upon disconnection for non-payment the customer would need to pay “all past due balances, one-half the current and a reconnection fee” prior to reconnection. The letter does not specifically state the dollar figures associated with the reconnection. She would ask NISC if the dollar value could be added.

The BOC agreed with the department justification to increase the fee as presented and discussed.

2. The BOC reviewed a graph that depicted the department’s vulnerability to the fluctuation in the wholesale power supply spot market for 2015. On average the department’s wholesale power supply resources are hedge at about ninety-five (95) percent for 2015 and at about fifty (50) percent for 2016.


Commissioner Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
Commissioner Moore.

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

Meeting adjourned at 1:47 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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