Pelham Energy Usage and Resource Committee

Meeting minutes
First meeting – July 29th, 2008   7:00pm, Archive rm. - Library

Members : 
Jim Huber, Selectman  323-9200                           jphubie @hotmail.com
Rick Adamcek, Buildings & Grounds 253-5245
Adam Norvitt, Head Librarian,  695-9706              taxonomy@gmail.com
Stan Swiercz, Energy Management, 253-5358     stanswiercz@comcast.net
Avi Gladstone, experience in field, 256-0040             agladst@comcast.net

Meeting called to order at7:03 pm.by Jim Huber
Members present- all above plus Bill Martel and Ed Fleury
Meeting introductions- all above where introduced to the group.
Normal meeting review and approval of minutes- Skip tonight.

Old business- None
New business-

Jim to be Chairperson and secretary.

Discuss Audit by DOER- Review timeline and prepare information for DOER,

Ed Fleury asked to be ex-defacto, non-voting member as he represents Hampshire county governments council for energy and fuel purchases. Group agreed.

Determine specialties and devise master plan of attack- CCP is prominent issue at present and mold abatement and air exchange to be first priority. A tour of building is scheduled for next meeting.

Review Profile for CET- OKed by group and to be sent by Jim to CET.

Plan next meeting- August 12th, at 7:00 pm in the records rm. at the library.
Meeting adjourned at 8:03 pm.

Pelham Energy Usage and Resource Committee

Meeting minutes
Second meeting – August 12th, 2008   7:00pm, Archive rm. - Library
Meeting called to order at 7 p.m. by Jim Huber
Approval of minutes-

Old business: - CCP is prominent issue at present and mold abatement and air exchange to be first priority. A tour of building is scheduled for tonight.

New business:

A: Full disclosure for all town employees to be discussed. Who is using comp time to attend meetings?

B: Review DCR trip to view Biomass boiler installation.

C: Schedule DCR trip for second tour.

Plan next meeting- August 26th, (?)  at 7:00 pm in the records rm. at the library.

Meeting adjourned at         pm.

Pelham Energy Usage and Resource Committee

Meeting minutes:
Third meeting – August 26th, 2008   7:00pm, Archive rm. - Library
Members present :  Jim, Rick, Stan.
Meeting called to order at 7:08    pm. by Jim Huber

Approval of minutes-

Old business: - A.) Cooley Dickenson Biomass Tour on track. Stan will call for availability. Possible in Oct. 2008

B.) Stan to determine if he will audit Pelham buildings, or stay on committee and questioned his role and involvement.

C.) HCOG discussed regarding terms and contract obligations. Jim to find info.

What is our cost at present?  Oil:        Electric:

New Business :No discussion of options last week based on lack of attendance. Discussion to resume regarding defining options and establish priority basis based on cost and possible timeline.

Conservation:
Insulation:
Solar:
Biomass:
Wind:
Management systems:
Other:

Next Meeting: Sept.23rd,2008 @ Records Rm. (library)
Adjourned at              pm.

Pelham Energy Usage and Resource Committee

Meeting minutes:
Sept. 24th, 2008   7:00pm, Archive rm. - Library
Members present :  Jim, Stan, Dan.
Meeting called to order at 7:03    pm. by Jim Huber
Approval of minutes-.

Old business: - A.) Cooley Dickenson Biomass Tour on track. Stan will call for availability. Possible in Oct. 2008
B.) Stan requests more information regarding the energy audit. Copies to Rick and Jim. Future discussion regarding future options.
C.) HCOG discussed regarding terms and contract obligations. Discussion to resume regarding defining options and establish priority basis based on cost and possible timeline. Electric contract up  approx.10/14/08. Sixty days notice is required to cancel. Agreement to Monitor costs for the next year.
D.) Welcome to Dan Long who has joined the committee. Dan has been in touch with Energy Dept. (Mr. Clark) regarding Wind and Solar possibilities.

New business:

Adjourned at  7:35 pm.

Pelham Energy Usage and Resource Committee

Meeting minutes:
Oct. 8th, 2008   7:00pm, Archive rm. - Library
Members present :  Jim, Stan, Dan, Tom Hartman ,Adam.
Meeting called to order at 7:03    pm. by Jim Huber

Approval of minutes-. Minutes approved with minor changes..

Old business: -
A.) Cooley Dickenson Biomass Tour on track. Stan will call for availability. Possible in Oct. 2008

B.) Stan requests more information regarding the energy audit. Copies to Rick and Jim. Future discussion regarding future options. Final report next meeting

C.) HCOG discussed regarding terms and contract obligations. Discussion to resume regarding defining options and establish priority basis based on cost and possible timeline. Electric contract up  approx.10/14/08. Sixty days notice is required to cancel. Agreement to Monitor costs for the next year.

D.) Welcome to Dan Robb who has joined the committee. Dan has been in touch with Energy Dept. (Mr. Clark) regarding Wind and Solar possibilities.

New business:

Next Meeting: Oct 21st,2008 @ Records Rm. (library)
Adjourned at  7:35 pm.

Pelham Energy Usage and Resource Committee

Meeting minutes:
Oct. 21st, 2008   7:00pm, Archive rm. - Library
Members present : 
Meeting called to order at 7:      pm. by Chair Jim Huber
Approval of minutes-. 10/8/08 Minutes.

Old business: -
 A.) Wind analysis is being determined by Umass wind program. Determination on land ownership and rights is being considered at present. Logistics of WFCR tower use being looked into.

B.) Stan requests more information regarding the energy audit. Copies to Rick and Jim. Discussion regarding future options. Final report review and discussion at tonights meeting.

C.) Discussion regarding future field trips?

D.) Welcome to Tom Hartman who has joined the committee. Tom is a principle at Coldham and Hartman Architects in Amherst. He has been building and creating energy efficient buildings in the local area and will be a welcome addition with his knowledge and input.

New business:

Adjourned at  7:      pm.

Pelham Energy Usage and Resource Committee

Meeting minutes:
Nov.12th, 2008   7:00pm, Archive rm. - Library
Members present : 
Meeting called to order at 7:   pm. by Chair Jim Huber
Approval of minutes-. 10/21/08 Minutes.

Old business: -

Next suggested Meeting: Nov.25th,2008 @ Records Rm. (library)
Adjourned at  7:      pm.