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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 2018

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Regular Meeting Jul 2, 2018

The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 02, 2018 in the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Peter Cooper, Commissioner Schuyler Sweet, Financial Director Cheryl Wilkins, and Superintendent Thomas Considine.


The minutes of the June 18, 2018 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Sweet made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Cooper.

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


1. Proceeds from the 40th Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction were recently received by LWL. A total of about $16,000 will be rebated back to LWL customers at a rate of $2.72/ 1,000 kWh of energy consumed. Customers can expect to see a credit on their July 2018 statement.

2. The BOC was shown a brief video of the water coming out of the well cap at the Lafayette well site B. Initial results show that site B, a naturally flowing artesian might be able to supply over 200 GPM when fully developed and will most likely be the site of further well development and permitting when additional funds become available. Site A and site C are also available should additional future capacity be needed and these site can easily be quickly developed now that water has been found.


Discussion proceeded in regard to an expected increase in the electric rates to cover rising power supply cost and declining sales. Superintendent Considine provided the BOC with documentation that supported the need to increase the electric rates on an average of about 11% applied to each rate class.

Commissioner Ross asked what the impact would be to the residential class. Superintendent Considine stated that the average residential user (about 640 kWh/month) would see an increase of about $7.24 a month.

Commissioner Cooper suggested that the net metering/cogeneration rate (a credit paid to renewable energy customer that sells power back to LWL) remain flat at the current 6.187 cents, in which the BOC was in agreement.

Following some additional discussion relative to the rate structure and the timing of the proposed rate change Commissioner Sweet made a motion to recommend raising the electric rate eleven (11) percent on average across all the rate classes and subject to comments received during the public hearing. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cooper.

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

Superintendent Considine stated that the public hearing notice will be advertised in the newspapers the week prior to the July 16th meeting.


Commissioner Sweet made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
Commissioner Cooper.

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

Meeting adjourned at 3:29 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.

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