Energy & Conservation Commission
- 7 members, 4 year term
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There is hereby created an energy & conservation commission. Theenergy & conservation commission shall be composed of seven citizenmembers, that must have experience and a demonstrated interest in the fields ofenergy or conservation, to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the CityCouncil and may include up to three ex-officio representatives of citydepartments to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. TheBoard will coordinate the City of Billings’ current policies and practicesregrading energy consumption and resource conservation, to make recommendationsto the City Council and City Administrator for future action. The purposeof the Commission will be to consider ways to conserve energy including areaswhere the city can reduce the amount of money it spends on energy and ways tolimit the city’s impact on the environment. The commission may alsorecommend additional areas where city government could assist citizens inminimizing pollution and energy consumption. The commission will beresponsible for conducting an inventory of water and wastewater consumption,waste removal and disposal, pollution and energy efficiency of city-owned andcity-managed facilities, vehicles and equipment. The cost of implementingenergy conservation strategies will always be a consideration but should notnecessarily limit the discussion, which could include water conservation, recycling,alternate fuels, alternate transportation, alternate energy sources, buildingand road construction, etc. The commission shall expire at the end offour (4) years or when the commission members determine by majority vote thattheir work has been completed, whichever comes first.