Energy Committee Minutes 6-29-2020
RUTLAND TOWN SELECT BOARD
ENERGY COMMITTEE MEETING
MONDAY JUNE 29th, 2020
The Energy Committee of the Rutland Town Select Board met at 9:00 AM on Monday June 29th, 2020 via publicly accessible conferencing. Present was Board Clerk Mary Ashcroft, Board Member Joe Denardo and Town Administrative Assistant Bill Sweet.
The committee met to discuss the proposed solar array at Northwood Park.
The developer the Town was working with, Green Lantern Solar, notified the town they are no longer seeking to develop an array on the capped land fill.
The committee discussed what options the town has to install a town owned array on roof tops of various town owned buildings. The ones reviewed were the transfer station, the pool building, the highway garage, the storage building at Northwood Park and the Center Rutland Fire Station.
- Discussed contacting Rob Stubbins Electric as a possible contractor to install solar panels for the town.
- A specific plan will be needed before approaching contractors and also the ability of these buildings to support an array.
- This project would need to be put out to bid.
- Karter from Green Mountain Power, during the earlier site visit, had suggested asking a contractor to help draw up plans to be able to go out to bid.
- A maintenance agreement will be needed with a vendor once an array is installed. The suggestion from Ms. Carter of using the Stafford Tech Center was discussed and is favorable.
- An additional site possible for use is town owned land off the end of Park Street and is adjacent to an existing array on the Rutland Town / Rutland City line.
- Pictures of the parcels off Park Street were given to the committee members. GIS mapping did not show this area to be in a flood plain.
The committee would like to meet again soon to keep the project moving forward.
Discussed the land owned by Mark Foley adjacent to the town land off Park Street where a well head was drilled.
There being no other business the meeting adjourned at 9:30 AM.
Respectfully submitted, Bill Sweet