Energy Steering Committee

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of each month
  • York Public Library

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

There are 5 regular and 2 alternate members in this board.

  • Rozanna Patane
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019
    29 Sentry Hill Road
    PO Box 592
    York Harbor, ME 03911
    Email Rozanna Patane
  • Wayne Boardman
    Term Expires: June 30, 2018
    31 Barrell Lane
    York, ME 03909
    Phone: 207-408-6430
    Email Wayne Boardman
  • Stephen Kosacz
    Term Expires: June 30, 2020
    38 Groundnut Hill Road
    Cape Neddick, ME 03902
    Phone: 207-361-1901
    Email Stephen Kosacz
  • Christopher Ring
    Term Expires: June 30, 2018
    41 Boban Street
    York, ME 03909
    Email Christopher Ring
  • Gerry Runte, Alternative
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019
    45 Fall Mill Road
    York, ME 03909
    Phone: 207-361-7143
    Email Gerry Runte
  • David White, Alternative
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019
    6 Caddy's Way
    York Beach, ME 03910
    Phone: 603-923-5666
    Email David White

A Note from the Chair

In 2009, the Board of Selectmen established what came to be called the York Energy Steering Committee (ESC). The primary mission of this committee is to analyze and recommend energy conservations and alternative energy option for the Town of York. The ultimate goal is to shrink the carbon footprint of the Town while at the same time saving taxpayer money by reducing energy consumption.

Using funds approved in recent years by York voters, the ESC has made significant improvements to five existing municipal buildings and will continue to look for opportunities to reduce Town energy use of all kinds. Whenever possible, the Energy Steering Committee will work with municipal departments, the school system, and appointed building committees to advise them of strategies for "building in" energy efficiency for all major renovations and new construction projects.

Most of these strategies are based on principles of sound design and do not necessarily require spending more money during construction. However, if an additional investment can be shown to lead to a more energy efficient and more economical operation over the long run, the ESC may recommend expenditure of designated energy funds.

The Energy Steering Committee should not be confused with the York Energy Efficiency Committee (a.k.a. York Goes Green), which a separate, non-governmental citizen group. The ESC generally meets monthly in session which are open to the public. Each expenditure of funds recommended by the ESC must first be approved by a vote of the Board of Selectmen.

Wayne Boardman, Energy Steering Committee Chair

Seacoast Energy Initiative

SEI is a consortium of six towns in Southern York County that successfully won a $500,000 grant from Efficiency Maine to help local residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes, reduce their dependence on imported home heating oil and support local jobs and small businesses recover from the economic recession by providing education and a revolving loan fund.

By financing the improvements, homeowners can match the cost of making improvements with the benefits from those energy savings. $400,000 of the grant is reserved for funding the revolving loan program.