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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 Aug 7, 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,
August 7, 2023, in the LWL conference room. Present were Commissioner Linda MacNeil, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Peter Cooper (remotely via telephone) and Superintendent Thomas Considine.


MINUTES REVIEW:

The minutes of the July 17, 2023, regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Ross made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner MacNeil.

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

APPOINTMENTS:

Commissioner MacNeil welcomed Thad Presby to the BOC meeting. Mr. Presby, representing T & T Mountain Investments LLC, stated that he provided the financial assurance documentation for the BOC to review regarding their proposed demolition and excavating activities at 786 West Main Street. Since the March/April BOC meetings T&T Mountain Investments has secured and paid the premium on a pollution policy for a five-year policy term of July 10, 2023 through July 10, 2028 as a condition of their town quarry permit.

Note: There are several conditions in the Littleton Planning (PB21-06) and Zoning (ZBA10-14) excavation authorization/permit that pertains to LWL directly regarding protecting the Brickyard Wellhead from contamination and loss of pumping capacity/yield.

Following some additional discussion, Commissioner Ross made a motion to approve the financial assurance/insurance documentation and groundwater monitoring plan as submitted by T & T Investment. They have in good faith satisfactorily complied with each condition set forth in the decisions rendered by the Town of Littletonís Planning Board (PB21-06) and Zoning Board (ZBA10-14). Seconded by Commissioner Cooper.

Following some discussion, the BOC agreed that Superintendent Considine should prepare a letter on behalf of LWL BOC attesting to the above discussion and acceptance by LWL and provide it to both Mr. Presby and Littleton Zoning Office.

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


SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:

1. Discussion regarding the month ended May 2023 financial statements were tabled until next meeting.

2. Superintendent Considine discussed the existing analog phone service provided by First Light Fiber and that First Light notified LWL that beginning in August the cost per analog line would increase by $100. Consolidated Communications was contacted as to the cost that LWL would incur for the same level and service. The proposed monthly costs are like LWL existing charges as they are considered an add-on to the existing data lines currently being used by the water SCADA system. The only extra service required is the caller ID.

Following some additional discussion, it was agreed that LWL will transfer all analog phone services to Consolidated Communications.

GENERAL/OTHER BUSINESS:

The BOC reviewed and discussed a proposed shared saving term/agreement provided by Convergent Energy regarding moving forward with an energy storage (battery) system interconnected at the Westside Substation.

Superintendent Considine stated that Daymark Energy Advisors are aware that LWL has been reviewing the benefits of an energy storage system and will ask them to comment on the idea.

The BOC had several concerns and questions about some of the language contained in the proposed terms. A list of concerns will be produced and provided to Convergent; they will be invited to remotely attend the
August 21, 2023 BOC meeting to address the concerns raised by the BOC.


MEETING ADJOURNMENT:

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 3-0-0.

Meeting adjourned at 2:52 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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