Climate Smart Communities Certification ReportDownload PDF Version
This is the Climate Smart Communities Certification Report of Ulysses, Town (Tompkins). Ulysses, Town (Tompkins) is a bronze certified Climate Smart Community.
Ulysses, Town (Tompkins) was certified on September 28, 2018 with
149 points earned from 27 completed actions. Listed below is information regarding
Ulysses, Town (Tompkins)’s Climate Smart Communities efforts and materials associated with its certified actions.
The certification for Ulysses, Town (Tompkins) will expire on August 31, 2023.
The designated Climate Smart Communities contact for Ulysses, Town (Tompkins) is:
|Address:||10 Elm Street|
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Each approved action and supporting documentation for which Ulysses, Town (Tompkins) was approved for in 2018 appears below. Note: Standards for the actions below may have changed and the documentation listed may no longer satisfy requirements for that action.
1. Build a climate-smart community.
1.1 Pass a Resolution Adopting the CSC Pledge4 Points
- pdf CSC Pledge
PE1 Action: CSC Task Force20 PointsBronze Mandatory Silver Mandatory
Program Summary: The Ulysses Town Board passed a resolution on 6/25/18 designating the Conservation and Sustainability Advisory Committee (CSAC) as the CSC Task Force. A representative of the town board attends multiple meetings per year and reports back to the larger town board. Town board liaisons have included board members John Hertzler and Michael Boggs. Board member and deputy supervisor Nancy Zahler is currently serving as the liaison for the committee and was in attendance for the 6/27/18 meeting. The SCAC makes bimonthly reports through the Town Board liaison or privilege of the floor and may request time on the Town Board agenda for presentations when making recommendations. More information is at http://www.ulysses.ny.us/boards/sustainability-conservation/ . Minutes for SCAC meetings held on 9/20/17, 1/11/18, and 4/12/18 are attached.
PE1 Action: CSC Coordinator8 PointsBronze Mandatory Silver Mandatory
PE1 Action: National/Regional Climate Program3 Points
- pdf CEC.pdf
PE1 Action: Partnerships with Other Entities3 Points
2. Inventory emissions, set goals, and plan for climate action.
3. Decrease energy use.
PE3 Action: Government Building Energy Audits16 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
PE3 Action: Energy Benchmarking for Government Buildings2 Points
3.19 Adopt a Waste Management Strategy for Government Hosted and Permitted Events1 Points
4. Shift to clean, renewable energy.
PE4 Action: Solar Energy Installation9 Points
5. Use climate-smart materials management.
PE5 Action: Recycling Bins in Government Buildings3 Points
PE5 Action: Organic Waste Program for Government Buildings3 Points
Program Summary: Photo of composting bin in Ulysses Town Hall (taken 06-01-2017) The photo shows that there is composting available in Town Hall. Town Hall is 4150 square feet, and the office space of the Town Barn is 480 square feet, so there is composting available in 89.6% of Ulysses's facilities.
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6. Implement climate-smart land use.
PE6 Action: Comprehensive Plan with Sustainability Elements9 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
Program Summary: Attached are the Town of Ulysses Comprehensive Plan, the meeting minutes from the Town Board meeting at which the plan was adopted, and a memo explaining why Ulysses has earned nine points for this action.
6.3 Adopt a Renewable Energy Ordinance2 Points
6.7 Adopt Land-use Policies That Support or Incentivize Farmers’ Markets, Community Gardens and Urban and Rural Agriculture2 Points
Program Summary: Town of Ulysses eCode Book, Chapter 212: Zoning, 212-25: Permitted uses (accessed on 06-02-2017), http://www.ecode360.com/28860358?highlight=stands,farm#28860358 Town of Ulysses eCode Book, Chapter 212: Zoning, 212-135: Standards for roadside stands (accessed on 06-02-2017), http://www.ecode360.com/28861582#28861582
PE6 Action: Alternative-fuel Infrastructure6 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
Program Summary: The attached email was sent to the Ulysses Listserv and explains that a station with two charging points exists and is available for public use thanks to grant funding.
- pdf Email_Ulysses
6.13 Implement a Safe Routes to School Program3 Points
Program Summary: Town of Ulysses Town Board Meeting Minutes from April 12, 2016 (accessed on 5-25-2017), http://www.ulysses.ny.us/minutes/611_2016-04-12-TB-FINAL-minutes.pdf Sidewalk Project Update, Town of Ulysses (accessed on 5-2-5-2017), http://www.ulysses.ny.us/pages/current-issues/94/sidewalk-project-update/
PE6 Action: Natural Resources Inventory8 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
Program Summary: Attached are the Ulysses Natural Resources Inventory and a clerk-certified copy of a resolution adopting that inventory.
6.19 Preserve Natural Areas Through Zoning or Other Regulations4 Points
Program Summary: Town of Ulysses eCode Book, Chapter 212: Zoning, Article X: CD -- Conservation District (accessed on 06-02-2017), http://www.ecode360.com/28860654 Town of Ulysses eCode Book, Chapter 212: Zoning, 212-22: Definitions (accessed on 06-02-2017), http://www.ecode360.com/28860184#28860191
7. Enhance community resilience to climate change.
PE7 Action: Shade Structures Policy4 Points
Program Summary: Town of Ulysses eCode Book, Chapter 212: Zoning, 212-22: Definitions (accessed on 06-02-2017), http://www.ecode360.com/28860184#28860191
PE7 Action: Watershed-based Flood Mitigation Plan6 Points
Program Summary: yuga Lake Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan 2017 (accessed on 06-02-2017), http://www.cayugalake.org/files/all/clwrpp_2017_final_4_30_17.pdf
7.17 Conserve Wetlands and Forests to Manage Stormwater, Recharge Groundwater and Mitigate Flooding2 Points
Program Summary: Town of Ulysses Local Law No. 03 2007 for Stormwater Management and Erosion & Sediment Control (accessed on 05-25-2017), http://ulysses.ny.us/pdf/local-law-stormwater.pdf Town of Ulysses Comprehensive Plan, 10/2009 (accessed on 05-25-2017), http://www.ulysses.ny.us/tou-comp-plan-2009.pdf "Ulysses receives more grant funding." (accessed on 05-25-2017), http://www.ulysses.ny.us/pdf/2016-listserv-12-08.pdf
9. Inform and inspire the public.
PE9 Action: Energy Reduction Campaign5 Points
Program Summary: Solar Tompkins Board List and Bios (accessed on 06-02-2017), http://www.solartompkins.org/solar-tompkins-board.html 2017 HeatSmart Community Meetings (accessed on 06-02-2017), http://www.solartompkins.org/community-meetings.html Steps for Getting HeatSmart (accessed on 06-12-2017), http://www.solartompkins.org/steps-for-getting-heatsmart.html
PE9 Action: Climate-related Public Events3 Points
Program Summary: HeatSmart Community Meeting - Trumansburg, Facebook (accessed on 06-02-2017), https://www.facebook.com/events/1041776405957215/ 2017 HeatSmart Community Meetings (accessed on 06-02-2017), http://www.solartompkins.org/community-meetings.html
PE9 Action: Local Climate Action Website2 Points
Program Summary: Sustainability & Conservation Advisory Council, Town of Ulysses (accessed on 05-25-2017), http://www.ulysses.ny.us/boards/sustainability-conservation/
PE9 Action: Social Media3 Points
Program Summary: Listserv Messages and Newsletters, Town of Ulysses (accessed on 05-25-2017), http://www.ulysses.ny.us/documents/documents-newsletters-listserv/