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Regular Meeting Jun 3, 2024

The regularly scheduled business meeting of the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) Board of Commissioners (BOC) began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday,
June 3, 2024 in the LWL conference room. Present were Commissioner Peter Cooper, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Linda MacNeil, Director of Finance Lori Hogan, Line Supervisor Justen Elliott and Superintendent Thomas Considine.


The minutes of the May 20, 2024, regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting was 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 discussed an email message from a LWL customer that claims that her property was damaged because of a water main leak on February 22, 2024. She is requesting that LWL pay the insurance deductible and for lost time/wages as this incident was not her fault.

Background: The underground 6-inch cast iron water main on Woodside Avenue broke suddenly resulting in a leak that caused the alleged damage(s). When LWL on-call personnel arrived, water was entering the basement through a below ground level (12-inches) basement window as the home is located on the low side of the road. LWL personnel diverted the water away from the window/home and secured the area. Repairs were completed the following day, and a claim was filed with LWL’s Property-Liability insurance provider (Primex). The claim number was provided to the customer. It was obvious to LWL personnel that this was not the first time that water had entered this basement as water staining was apparent on the outer walls and the customer admitted as much to LWL personnel, photographs were taken. The incident/damaged to the pipe was not due to negligence on anyone’s part as the water main is 6 feet deep within the public right of way and system operations were normal and steady.

The BOC agreed that Primex be contacted about the customer’s request.


1. There was a brief discussion regarding the March 2024 financial statement that was previously reviewed (May 20, 2024) with the BOC. Having no exceptions the BOC agreed to have Mrs. Hogan distribute the approved Profit and Loss financial statement for the month ended March 2024 to the Town of Littleton.

2. The Management Discussion and Analysis section of the year ended 2023 audited financial statement has been reviewed by the auditors and edits suggested. The final report is expected to be issued in a couple of weeks.


1. Mr. Elliott advised the BOC that I.C. Reed line contracting is scheduled to work on LWL hi-voltage supply overhead line (Line 30) as approved and discussed at the May 6, 2024 regular meeting. I.C. Reed is expected to mobilize on Monday, June 10,2024 and plans to work the utility poles between Burndy Road and the South Street substation first and then move to replace the leaning pole near the grounding bank. Work is expected to be complete by June 21, 2024. Mr. Elliott expects that the work will most likely be completed ahead of schedule.

2. Mr. Elliott informed the BOC that he plans to have I.C. Reed look at the interstate crossing near the I-93 NB & SB bridges over Monroe Road (NH 135). Circuit 11 begins at the Westside substation and crosses over I-93 just south of the bridges and provides 3-phase power to the Monroe Road toward Poulsen Lumber. A pole top extension was installed by LWL (not sure why as a taller pole was obviously needed) in conjunction with the construction of I-93 in the mid-1980’s. The pole top is at an odd angle to the pole, severely out of plumb and is not accessible to LWL wheeled vehicles. He will report back to the BOC the results of the inspection with I.C. Reed.

3. LWL has received the test pits and resistivity testing report from Geosphere Environment and the report has been forwarded to EN Trust Engineering (ESC) for use in designing the footings for the new Lafayette Substation. The substation design is at 60%, the final stage is the footing design which now can be completed.


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 1:55 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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