ACEC Charge

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REVISED CHARGE
AVON CLEAN ENERGY COMMISSION
July 11, 2013

RESOLVED:  That the Town Council revise the August 4, 2011 CHARGE to the Avon Clean Energy Commission (ACEC), as follows;

WHEREAS:  The ACEC, as established on December 4, 2008, facilitated the development of an Energy Plan (Plan) for the Town and Board of Education (BOE), which was adopted by the Town Council in October 4, 2012; and,

WHEREAS:  The Plan establishes as a goal that the Town/BOE reduce energy usage per square foot in all Town/BOE operations by 15% by 2015; and,

WHEREAS:  The Plan establishes as a goal that the Town/BOE reduce its combined carbon footprint by 20% by 2020; and,

WHEREAS:  There continue to be public and private resources and opportunities available to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

BE IT RESOLVED:  That the Town establish an Energy Management function within the Town to address and evaluate the feasibility of future energy opportunities; and,

That the ACEC shall work with the new Energy Management function to inform Avon residents about (a) clean energy options available to them through their current or alternative energy providers, (b) strategies to reduce their energy consumption at home, and (c) the availability of residential or commercial renewable energy opportunities; and,

That the ACEC shall be tasked to assist the newly established Energy Management function in the identification and development of said energy opportunities to meet locally adopted goals; and,

That the ACEC shall meet at least bi-monthly and receive an annual report from appropriate Town/BOE staff on (a) completed, current, or proposed energy efficiency related efforts and projects, as proposed in the Energy Plan or identified by the ACEC and Energy Management function, (b) completed, current, or proposed energy efficiency related projects in the Capital Improvement Plan, and (c) progress toward the achievement of locally adopted energy related goals; and,

That the ACEC in partnership with the Energy Management function shall, upon request, provide periodic reviews and reports to the Town Council; and,

That the ACEC be composed of seven members, including a Chair, to be selected and appointed by the Town Council