Monday, March 15, 2010

Monona Receives $225K Energy Grant

Update: Link

According to Patrick Marsh, City of Monona Administrator, the funds will be used to upgrade the more than 20-year-old HVAC systems in the City Hall, Library and Community Center. The windows in City Hall/Police Department will also be replaced with high efficiency windows. All upgrades are scheduled to take place later this year  with a required completion date of December 31, 2010.
The Doyle administration has announced that the City of Monona has been awarded a $225,000 grant to make significant energy efficiency improvements at city hall, the library, and community center.

A lot of people deserve credit for our successful application, including Mayor Kahl for his leadership support of these efforts, the city council for supporting the necessary resolutions to apply for the grant and budgeting matching funds, the members of the Sustainability Committee (especially the indefatigable Heather Gates), and the former chairs Bob Miller and Peter McKeever. I would especially laud the efforts of city administrator Patrick Marsh. At crunch time, he delivered with hard work and initiative. He brought in Gary Becker and Kevin White and staff at Vierbicher Associates, who provided essential expertise to put together a successful application.  

The City was recently one of 11 Wisconsin communities that received grants to develop an energy independence plan.

Both grants are funded under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). 

Previous posts: Monona Receives Energy Planning Grant 
Sustainability Committee Notes  
Monona City Council Report

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