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Letter: Join the Lebanon Energy Committee

To the Editor:

Lebanon residents, the Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee needs you! We are short on members, and our meetings cannot continue without a quorum. We need one citizen representative, one student representative and at least one more alternate representative for the work to continue.

There are a lot of reasons to join the advisory committee right now. Not only did the new zoning provision regarding renewable energy pass by a majority of voters in the March election, but our City Council unanimously approved two more forward-thinking, energy-wise, tax-friendly resolutions. Lebanon residents can now invest in solar, wind and wood-heating energy systems and not be punished with higher property taxes. Also, the city manager has agreed to help move forward the project of turning off unnecessary street lights to save taxpayers’ money and reduce Lebanon’s carbon footprint. These are a few examples of some of the exciting projects the committee has been involved in.

And now there is yet another grant for moving forward more energy-efficiency initiatives in Lebanon, and the advisory committee and the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission will team up to make this happen. Please join the Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee so our meetings can remain productive. It’s an exciting time to get on board! Check out the Lebanon city website, stop by City Hall or come to a meeting (the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in the basement of the Lebanon Library).

See you there.

Leah Koff