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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 21, 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 21, 2023 in the LWL conference room. Present were Commissioner Linda MacNeil, Commissioner Peter Cooper, Director of Finance Lori Hogan and Superintendent Thomas Considine.

MINUTES REVIEW:

The minutes of the August 7, 2023 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Cooper made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner MacNeil.

The vote was in favor of the motion 2-0-0

APPOINTMENTS:

The BOC reviewed and discussed a proposed non-binding term sheet/agreement dated June 27, 2023 between LWL and Convergent Energy via a remote video conferencing call regarding the development of an energy storage (battery) system. At their August 7, 2023 regular business meeting the BOC reviewed the draft term sheet and developed a list of questions and concerns which was then provided to Convergent.

Convergent addressed the list of the concerns raised by the BOC and the discussion focused on the proposed shared saving ratio, battery recharging schedule, and other matters that the BOC requested clarification.

Following the completion of the question-and-answer session, Commissioner MacNeil requested Convergent to provide LWL with a clean/ update agreement that annotates the BOC concerns and resolutions as discussed. The BOC will discuss in full session as to signing the document at their next meeting.

Convergent thanked the BOC for taking the time to review the agreement with them and exited the meeting at about 1:45 p.m.

DIRECTOR of FINANCE and HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT:

1. Mrs. Hogan reviewed the highlights of the financial statements for the month ended May 2023 with the Commissioners. Several variances as compared to budget were discussed and explained by Mrs. Hogan.

Commissioner Cooper made a motion to accept the financial statements as presented, seconded by Commissioner MacNeil.

The vote was in favor of the motion 2-0-0.

2. Mrs. Hogan stated she will make a recommendation at the next BOC meeting regarding the transfer of the outstanding retained earnings (from FY 19 - FY 22) from operating cash into the respective reserve accounts. Once the reserves are funded/paid back to pre-covid levels, LWL can then discuss the possibility of adjusting/lowering the electric rates.

3. Interviews will be scheduled over the next several weeks regarding the position vacancy created by the recent retirement.

SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:

The Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station behind the Bank of NH has been a subject of discussion over the past several weeks. Littleton Police Department with assistance from LWL reviewed the present EV charging rate as compared to operating expenses. LWL suggested that the EV charge rate of $1.50/ hour (about 23 cents/ kWh) be increased by a minimum of 50% to 67% to ensure that Littleton taxpayer monies are not funding or subsidizing this service.

MEETING ADJOURNMENT:

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

As a direct result of observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 4th, the next BOC regular meeting will be moved to Tuesday, September 5, 2023

The vote was in favor of the motion 2-0-0.

The meeting adjourned at 2:10 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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