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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 2023

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Regular Meeting Apr 17, 2023

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 17, 2023 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 3, 2023 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


The BOC welcomed Thad Presby to the BOC meeting. Mr. Presby, representing T & T Mountain Investments LLC, updated the BOC regarding their proposed demolition and excavating activities at 786 West Main Street (vicinity of Exit 43), specifically the required financial surety requirement that is a condition of their permit.

Mr. Presby presented the BOC with a packet that contains proposals from different insurance providers that he feels addresses LWL financial guaranty requirements. He also provided a copy of the approved groundwater monitoring plan, a condition of the Alteration of Terrain permit issued by the NHDES. He feels that the documents provided satisfies the intent and condition set by the Planning Board (permit no. PB21-06) and hopes the BOC feels the same way.

Mr. Presby stated that the sample policies were provided by Presby Construction (prime) and Capital Blasting (subcontractor), both examples named LWL as an additional insured party. Each policy covers a period of five (5) years as required and the certificates detail the liability limits under the policy. Mr. Presby asked the BOC their opinion and if these sample policies were satisfactory.

Following some back-and-forth discussion, the BOC agreed that the sample documents presented would be satisfactory to cover the risk/damage to the Brickyard Wellhead from possible contamination due to the proposed blasting/quarry operations.

Mr. Presby thanked the BOC for working with them and stated that he would have the final documents drafted for LWL review.


Commissioner Cooper commented that he has been making inquiries round town into who is responsible/proper authority regarding the installation of flags, banners etc. on the town decorative streetlight poles.

Superintendent Considine stated that LWL is only involved in the installation process and does not approve any location or directs when/what to install. LWL in the past has not allowed any advertising/promoting type signage on any wooden utility power poles due to complication with power restoration. In the past the Littleton Area Chamber, in coordination with the Littleton Main Street Inc., has requested LWL and directed where the flags/banners and other festive décor should be placed.


Mrs. Hogan reviewed the highlights of the month ended February 2023 Profit and Loss (P&L) financial statement with the Commissioners. Several variances as compared to the budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Hogan.

Commissioner Ross made a motion to accept the month ended statement as presented, seconded by Commissioner MacNeil.

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

Following some additional discussions, Commissioner MacNeil made a motion that LWL reactivate its past practice and provide a copy of the month ended February 2023 P&L statement to the ToL selectmen’s office, seconded by Commissioner Ross.

The BOC agreed that the statement will be hand delivered and receipted to the ToL Selectmen’s clerk to establish a positive chain of custody.

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


1. The NH Department of Energy recently announced that the proceeds from the fifty-ninth Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Cap and Trade auction will be distributed. When LWL receives the funds (about $59,800) all eligible LWL electric customers will receive a rebate (credit) applied to their next statement.

2. NH Department of Environmental Service water conservation specialists are meeting with LWL water operators on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 regarding the permitting the Lafayette Well B. The meeting is to discuss LWL proposed Water Conservation plan recently submitted (March 10, 2023) that is part of the permitting process.

3. Green Street Partners via telephone advised LWL that they are no longer considering the old town landfill as a potential solar array site. Mark Croke (Green Street) advised that the site is not suited for a static array due to the parcel’s topography limiting the size of the available area. Engineering is not feasible, and production would not be economical. They are stopping all associated work effort.


1. The BOC reviewed a request from the Town of Littleton (ToL) to abate an invoice from LWL for managing their Wastewater/Sewer consumption/meter reading data for the past 6 months in the amount of $1,025.35 or about ten (10) cents per account.

Superintendent Considine stated that this amount only reflects a portion of the costs associated with collecting, managing, and compiling the data as LWL is subsidizing the remainder.

Following some discussion as to how LWL in-kind services and other force account work should be tracked and managed, the BOC agreed to abate the requested amount and send the ToL a revised zero balance due invoice.

2. LWL recently solicited and procured wholesale power supply resources for the remainder of 2023 and portions of LWL expected load in 2024 and 2025 on Thursday, April 13, 2023. Bids were received from four (4) counterparties from LWL prequalification list. The low bid was submitted by Macquarie Energy. Of the resources that LWL procured (about 25,000 MWH) more than 86% was for peak hours.


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

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

The meeting adjourned at 2:15 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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