Climate Smart Communities Certification Report

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bronze Certified

This is the Climate Smart Communities Certification Report of Cazenovia, Town (Madison). Cazenovia, Town (Madison) is a bronze certified Climate Smart Community.

Cazenovia, Town (Madison) was certified on March 12, 2020 with 136 points earned from 15 completed actions. Listed below is information regarding Cazenovia, Town (Madison)’s Climate Smart Communities efforts and materials associated with its certified actions.

The certification for Cazenovia, Town (Madison) will expire on August 31, 2025.

Contact Information

The designated Climate Smart Communities contact for Cazenovia, Town (Madison) is:

Name:Kristi Andersen
Title/Position:Board Member / Town of Cazenovia Board
Address:7 Albany Street
Cazenovia, NY 13035

Actions Implemented

Each approved action and supporting documentation for which Cazenovia, Town (Madison) was approved for in 2020 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 Pledge

    4 Points

    Program Summary:

    PE1 Action: CSC Task Force

    20 Points
    Bronze Mandatory Silver Mandatory

    Program Summary: Kristi Andersen Town of Cazenovia Board Member Tina McMurtrie Admin. Asst to Bill Zupan Town of Cazenovia Supervisor and CSC Application liaison for Task Group Dean L. Slocum Highway Superintendent Town of Cazenovia Bonnie Slocum, Executive Director Madison County Rural Health, and Town of Cazenovia citizen at large Attached are Meeting Minutes official Town of Cazenovia Task Force Committee meetings held on June 10, 2019 and December 12, 2019. Also, attached is an excerpt from the Town Board minutes of April 8, 2019, authorizing the creation of a Sustainability Committee to manage CSC action item projects and tasks, manage the ongoing NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities projects, and track progress on sustainability initiatives. Also attached is the CSC Pledge, Mission Statement, & Resolution

    PE1 Action: CSC Coordinator

    10 Points
    Bronze Mandatory Silver Mandatory

    Program Summary: Tina McMurtrie has been selected as the CSC Coordinator, she will facilitate all necessary actions needed to accomplishment the goals of the CSC Task Force: including but not limited to, leading and calling all meetings, provide agendas, & minutes. Tina will assign actions and follow up with her own assigned actions, and update the Climate smart website sites actions-certification portal. Tina will expedite and follow up on all actions assigned to each member. Tina will also be the liaison between Dazzle & Amanda from Climate Smart for the committee.

    PE1 Action: National/Regional Climate Program

    3 Points

    Program Summary: Clean Energy Communities Designation Announcement The Town of Cazenovia participated in four high-impact action items from the NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities program. Attached is an email documenting the Town receiving a grant award for their designation as a CEC in August 2017. The Town is continuing to participating in CEC by executing a contract with NYSEG to replace all streetlight bulbs with LED's and exploring a 100% renewable Solar Energy farm.

  • 2. Inventory emissions, set goals, and plan for climate action.

    PE2 Action: Government Operations GHG Inventory

    16 Points
    Bronze Priority Silver Priority

    Program Summary: The 2014 Government Operations Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory report for the Town of Cazenovia (for baseline year 2010) is available online at the town website under Energy & Sustainability tab: https://towncazenovia.digitaltowpath.org:10079/content/Generic/View/102 The report includes a GHG inventory for town operations and for the larger community.

    PE2 Action: Community GHG Inventory

    16 Points
    Bronze Priority Silver Priority

    Program Summary: The 2014 community greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory report for the Town of Cazenovia (for baseline year 2010) is available online at the town website under Energy & Sustainability tab: https://towncazenovia.digitaltowpath.org:10079/content/Generic/View/102 The report includes a GHG inventory for town operations and for the larger community. Copies are also available at the town offices.

    PE2 Action: Government Operations Climate Action Plan

    16 Points
    Bronze Priority Silver Priority

    Program Summary: Page 5 paragraph 3 of the 2015 Cazenovia Climate Action Plan states: "The committee agreed on a goal to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by the year 2025 from the GHG inventory baseline years for the Town (2010) and village (2011) " This goal applies to emissions from town government operations (not just from the community as a whole). The CAP is posted on the Town of Cazenovia website under the tab of Energy & Sustainability: https://towncazenovia.digitaltowpath.org:10079/content/Generic/View/102 Also, copies of the CAP are available to the public at the Town offices, 7 Albany Street Cazenovia NY. The following is an article that appeared in the Cazenovia Republican, one of many talking about the CAP https://www.eaglenewsonline.com/news/new/government/2019/05/06/cazenovia-working-to-become-climate-smart/ The Village and Town of Cazenovia are proud to partner with the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board to create this Climate Action Plan. Our municipalities have a long history of appreciating our natural environment which is at the very core of our sense of place as a community. Our adoption of the Climate Smart Communities Pledge and participation in this planning process are great examples of “thinking globally and acting locally” to protect our environment.

    PE2 Action: Community Climate Action Plan

    16 Points
    Bronze Priority Silver Priority

    Program Summary: The 2015 Climate Action Plan is posted on the Town of Cazenovia website under the tab of Energy & Sustainability: https://towncazenovia.digitaltowpath.org:10079/content/Generic/View/102

  • 3. Decrease energy use.

    PE3 Action: Interior Lighting Upgrades

    5 Points

    Program Summary: 2 years ago all lights fixtures in all Town of Cazenovia buildings were inventoried: 24 total lights inventoried, 24 needed new LED bulbs. We purchased new bulbs and replaced all outdated bulbs. Invoices attached. We have a complete set of LED's for backup.

    PE3 Action: Benchmarking - Municipal Buildings

    4 Points

    Program Summary: Starting in 2015 (see attached Resolution) and continues today: Energy Use Data is collected and recorded. These reports are posted on our website: https://towncazenovia.digitaltowpath.org under the Energy & Sustainability Tab. We benchmark all Town of Cazenovia Municipal Buildings over 1000 Sq. Ft.: Town Hall Highway Garage Police Sub-station Water Pollution Control Facility

    PE3 Action: Fleet Inventory

    4 Points

    Program Summary: Please find attached a complete Fleet Inventory for the Town of Cazenovia, generated in November 2019. The headings on the spreadsheet cover the bulleted categories as they appear on the Climate Smart Communities PE3 Action, section B. MPG ratings are not typically stated by the manufacturers for vehicles exceeding ½ ton rating; therefore, this data is included only where available. The Town closely track miles/usage and fuel consumption monthly and annually, which aid in the calculation of MPG/fuel ratings. Purchasing and vehicle replacement for the Town of Cazenovia fleet is evaluated annually during the budget process, or as needed as a result of normal wear-and-tear and maintenance needs, or as a result of emergent circumstances such as machine failure. General replacement schedule includes plows (6 year basis), pick-up (2 year basis), and construction equipment (5 year basis). The vehicle fleet record is maintained by the Town Highway, and tracked daily via our fleet management software, CarCare. The Fleet Inventory is updated annually per the Town of Cazenovia Fleet Replacement Policy.

    PE3 Action: LED Street Lights

    10 Points

    Program Summary: RESUBMITTING FOR FULL 10 Points: LED Street lights installed in the Town of Cazenovia and in the Hamlet of New Woodstock. All street lights, totalling 37 have been converted to LED lights.

    PE3 Action: Energy Code Enforcement Training

    5 Points

    Program Summary: Mr. Roger Cook, Town of Cazenovia Code Officer attended several Energy Code Enforcement trainings: 2017, 2018, and completed on-line training in 2019 as part of the Town's designation process as a Clean Energy Community. Also, Commercial Energy Code Enforcement Educational Program. Certificates are attached.

  • 5. Use climate-smart materials management.

    PE5 Action: Construction & Demolition Waste Policy

    2 Points

    Program Summary: The Town of Cazenovia has a link on the front page of our website (townofcazenovia.org) with applications, permits, demo, & construction requirements.

  • 8. Support a green innovation economy.

    PE8 Action: Rooftop Solarize Campaign

    5 Points

    Program Summary: Town of Cazenovia has submitted for credit for this action through NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities program. Please see attached.