Event:Energy Committee Meeting
When:Wed, Jul 19 2017 07:00 pm
Where:Buckland Town Hall,17 State Street,Shelburne Falls MA 01370
Event Status:tentative



Wednesday, 19 July 2017

7:00 p.m.

Buckland Town Hall (17 State Street, Buckland)

Listing of Topics

1. Open the meeting.

2. Review and approve minutes from 21 June 2017 regular meeting and 03 July 2017 special meeting.

3. Discussion of Solarize Mass: any loose ends

4. Discussion of local and regional energy-related issues, including:
• rail transport of fossil and other fuels; concerns about 18 December 2016 PanAm derailment in Buckland, 27 February 2017 derailment in Charlemont; remaining railroad ties and debris along tracks
• State-proposed energy legislation
• alternative electric power suppliers, including NEXAMP, programs used in Orange, Greenfield; municipal power aggregation opportunity updates
• Grant possibility for solar access for Franklin/Hampshire low-moderate income households

5. Update on 2017 Green Communities Grant application submitted 09 March 2017
• continue discussion on potential projects to include in future applications, especially those that will bring us closer to the 20% reduction in energy use marker
• DOER updates?

6.  Continue discussion of future public events, including:
• Windserts workshop;
• Summer/Fall 2017 film series and/or discussion groups;
• budget for events

7. Update on MVP Grant

8.  Report back about other meetings/ activities in which committee members participate.

9.  Other items not reasonably anticipated

10.  Choose facilitator and scribe for next meeting.

11.  Adjourn meeting.

Posted:  7/14/2017, 1:50 p.m., sc


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