Municipal Light Board

Look up agenda, exhibits, and other meeting info from recent years.

The Power Is In Your Hands

A municipal utility like South Hadley Electric Light Department responds directly to the needs and input of local residents, not of anonymous shareholders. The Light Board is a group of five local citizens elected by the voters of South Hadley.

Ron Coutu

Kurt Schenker

Paul Dobosh

Denise Presley

John Hine, Chair

Email the Light Board as a whole

Open and Accountable

The Light Board sets utility policy, and oversees SHELD’s operations through the department’s Manager. As local elected officials, the Light Board is open to the input of South Hadley’s residents and business owners.

Light Board meetings are open to the public — your involvement is welcomed! Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Selectboard Meeting Room at 116 Main Street (Town Hall) and start promptly at 6:00pm. Call our office for agenda information and to confirm meeting dates, times, and locations. Agendas are also posted to the town’s website at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Effective July 27, 2023, the South Hadley Electric Light Department Board of Commissioners drafted the attached Public Comment Policy for ratepayers who wish to address the Board during monthly meetings.
SHELD Public Comment Policy

Videos of Past Meetings

Thanks to South Hadley Community TV, you can view videos of past Light Board meetings.

The “Agendas” are developed in advance of Light Board meetings; some contain exhibits as well. The “Minutes” are published after the meetings have occurred to describe what transpired.

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