November 19th - Chemung County leaders, Tara Escudero, Heather Stanton, and Jennifer Carman along with volunteer Jane Winters attended the November monthly board meeting at the Town of Elmira to show their support for the progress the town has made toward becoming a Clean Energy Community.
The town took its first step when they passed a resolution in favor of a Unified Solar Permit.
Other progress to date:
1) The energy benchmarking of all town buildings
2) Training of the town code enforcement officer scheduled
3) Contracting with other municipalities for LED street lights
Jane, Tara, Heather and Jennifer
Mothers Out Front asked the town to consider a "green roof" for the replacement of the Town Hall roof and reminded Dave Sullivan that there are grants available for those.
The town is looking to expand the parking lot near the recreation area because a Pickle Ball court is getting built so this would be a perfect time to install an EV charging station.
Members of the Town Board asked Tara questions about about Lime Bikes a new bike sharing business that has come to Elmira for whom Tara works and we also discussed the need for broadband to reach rural town residents such as Jennifer and her family.