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Council To Vote On Energy Efficiency Investment

The Jamestown City Council will be voting on a resolution to spend more than $1.9 million to invest in energy efficiency.

The council is scheduled to vote later today on the resolution during its monthly voting session meeting. If approved, the city will spend $1,947,574 to enter into an agreement with Stark Tech Group to perform some of the changes outlined in an energy audit the company did for the city in March.

During a work session meeting earlier this month, Scott Derby, Stark Tech Group energy services vice president, said during its certified energy assessment that they discovered they could reduce the city’s energy usage by 27% in city buildings. He said they analyzed the city Municipal Building, the police and fire stations and Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park for possible costs reductions through energy efficiencies. He added that lighting was one of the main ways they could reduce utility costs for the city.

Todd Hanson of Stark Tech Group said if the city invested in all the measures outlined in the energy assessment, the total savings would be around $78,000 a year.

Some of the planned improvements include cool planting and boiler upgrades for the city Municipal Building; heating plant upgrade for the Public Works Department Steele Street facility; and lighting upgrades for the city Municipal Building, fire stations, Public Works Department facility, Parks Department building and Diethrick Park.

Today’s meeting will be held online at 7:30 p.m. and can be viewed by going to jamestownny.gov/live. Anyone interested in submitting a public comment to the council can do so via mail or email at clerk@jamestown.gov by 5 p.m. Monday.

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