3. Local Energy Production
Commissioner Hartman went over highlights of their meeting. For the City of Ashland’s electric needs to be met with solar energy, it would require 2,122 panels of generation like in the Solar Pioneer II Program. Their focus would be with appliance rebates, duct system analysis, installation rebate, windows, cfls, residential and commercial.
Commissioner Runkel remarked about long term benefits for conservation and educating the banking/loaning system in the importance with the production/remodel of homes.
4. Water Quality and Storm Runoff
Commissioner Buck remarked that Robbin Pearce met with them and gave them a lot of information about water conservation, issues and quality. The City is required to identify storm drains and are working toward that goal. Some objectives will be to educate the citizens and communicate with the employees of the City that work with these programs to help generate new
ideas or ways of moving forward.
5. Climate Change Initiatives
The Commissioners will arrange to meet.
Vice-Chair McGinnis read the memo from Dick Wanderscheid to the Commission regarding sub-committees to give notice to the public and record summary minutes.
The Commission wanted clarification by the next meeting on the number that makes up a quorum for the sub-committees.
ASHLAND SANITARY & RECYCLING UPDATE
Commissioner Buck updated the Commission for the month.
The Bottlemania Event is now posted on the Ashland Sanitary website.
4th of July--Master Recyclers will have a booth explaining wste reduction from 11-6pm. A soccer girls team will be checking the clear stream container and coordinate with the Master recyclers to help divert plastics and they will then retain any earnings from retrieving the plastics.
ClearMax-Moving the one in the Plaza to in front of Reds Threads.
AOR conference--Commissioner buck summarized the conference's main concerns, waste diversion (composting organics) and construction debris. The City of Eugene received a grant from the department of environmental Quality for a video.