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 business meeting of the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) Board of Commissioners (BOC) began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 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.
The minutes of the April 4, 2022 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Ross made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Cooper.
The vote was in favor of the motion 2-0-1.
Commissioner MacNeil recused herself from the vote as she was not present for the meeting.
DIRECTOR of FINANCE and HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:
1. Mrs. Hogan reviewed the highlights of the financial statements for the month ended January 2022 and February 2022 with the Commissioners. Several variances as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Hogan.
2. The NH Department of Labor (NHDOL) conducted a safety reinspection of LWL’s Lafayette office/garage complex and water facilities. Between June 2021 and July 2021, the NHDOL conducted a thorough safety inspection and noted general housekeeping deficiencies/violations. LWL is expecting a letter from NHDOL stating that the LWL case has been officially closed that all deficiencies and or violations were satisfactorily resolved and or mitigated.
SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:
1. NHDES recently notified LWL that they have contracted with American Leak Detection (ALD) in connection with the 2022 statewide leak detection grant. ALD will be paid directly by NHDES for their service rendered. LWL needs to provide a qualified water operator to locate the water mains, assist ALD with mapping the survey results and make timely repairs when a problem is identified. About forty-six (46) miles of LWL water systems distribution mains will be acoustically surveyed. No date has been released as to when the survey will begin
2. LWL’s 2022 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality (CCR) report was recently published and is available on LWL’s website. The report contains a list of all federally regulated contaminants found in LWL’s drinking water in 2021. A hard copy of the CCR will be included with customers monthly statement beginning in April.
1. Commissioners Cooper and Ross officially executed the 2022-2024 Strategic Planning Grant Project agreement. The grant paperwork will be headed to the Governors Executive Council for approval in May 2022.
2. The Commissioners approved an abatement request regarding a water leak at located at 379 Union Street. The customer provided all required information, the leak is repaired, and the account is in good standing.
The BOC agreed to grant the customers request for an abatement in accordance with established LWL practice.
3. Commissioner Cooper inquired what the current interrogatory/ discovery status was concerning the Towns litigation against LWL.
Commissioner MacNeil stated that she has recused herself from this discussion. She reminded the BOC that at the public meeting on March 21, 2022 with regards to changing the rates that she stated publicly that she was recusing herself from any on-going discussion relative to this litigation as a conflict of interest exists as she is now a selectwomen.
Following Commissioner MacNeil exiting the meeting Superintendent Considine stated that there has been no change.
There being no further business to come before the board Commissioner Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Commissioner Cooper.
The vote was in favor of the motion 2- 0 - 0.
Meeting adjourned at 1:27 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.