NYACK ENERGY COMMITTEE MINUTES
October 23, 2015
Attending: Marcy Denker, Bruce Kenney
a. Dan Duthie analysis: Bruce will follow up with Dan with questions about the report he presented at the VB workshop on October 22 and contact Andy Stewart and Clarkstown Attorney Amy Mele about their plans and next steps for acquisition, maintenance and conversion of street lights.
b. We need to decide about the purchase in time to get it in for consideration in the next budget by next January.
2. GHG REDUCTION TARGETS AND COMP PLAN PROCESS TOWARDS CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
a. Marcy explained that the Comprehensive Master Plan Update project will include a Project Benefits Metrics Report as required by NYSERDA. She is working with Simon Kates from BFJ to establish the baseline data and get assistance from the project team on establishing reduction targets and aligning goals for our existing plans, Climate Smart Communities, the next phase of Cleaner, Greener Communities program, and ultimately a Climate Action Plan.
3. CLEANER, GREEN COMMUNITIES CATEGORY 2 — REQUIRED STEPS
a. Among the items Nyack will achieve in order to qualify to apply for funding to implement a project in the next round of funding is Implementing a Green Building Strategy. This will be part of the work of the Comp Plan Update. Bruce will evaluate the current electronic tracking system in the Building Dept. to see how well it conforms to the requirements for tracking and sharing information with NYSERDA.