Vershire Town Energy Committee Regular Meeting

Wednesday March 1, 6:30-9 PM

Vershire Town Center and by Zoom

7:00 Approve DRAFT minutes from February 2, 2023 (attached)

7:05 – Harry Falconer, TRORC -Municipal Energy Resilience program (MERP) – Act 172

Possible special case use for new Town Garage

The general program – assessments of buildings, grants for improvements

Possible projects – Town Office, Fire and Rescue, Town Center

7:35 – Park-n-Ride lot:  report from Richard and Andy on specs and process

Should the Town pursue this

Comments for Selectboard for their 3/14/23 meeting

7:55  – Energy Fair, Vershire Day:  Updates on Vendors

Solaflect (Andy)

ARC (Pat)

Efficiency Vermont materials

Vans for van pool

Other options to consider…

Other solar vendors?

Energy retrofit companies?

E-Bike companies?

Electric car sales?

8:05 Commuter vans – Update.  More outreach?  (Richard)

8:15 Website – David

8:20 Report from Selectboard meeting (Andy) on budget appropriation

8:30 Transfer Station Kiosk – progress on materials (Katrina, David)

8:40  Joining IREC – VCRD process.  (Pat)

8:45 Wrap up – Homework

List-serve posts:

  • Commuter vans
  • Vershire Day – Energy fair
  • Transfer Station Kiosk
  • Minutes

New Business, Adjourn

For future meetings

Performing low-cost energy audits (Pat, Neil)  -next steps

  • WEC tariff discussion
  • Fedex Box update Richard)
  • Town Plan update process – (David)