“It’s a win-win situation,” said Susan Almono, chairwoman of the Sustainability Committee. “We’re going to save energy and we’re going to save money.”
“We are investing in the infrastructure of the town,” Ray Geraneo, a member of the Sustainability Committee, said.
At last year’s Town Meeting, the selectmen and School Committee supported borrowing more than $4 million to improve the energy efficiency of town-owned buildings. The Finance Committee opposed the move, insisting the town needed more information.
The voters sided with the Finance Committee. This year, both the selectmen and Finance Committee have voted unanimously to recommend passage of Article 19.
Because the article calls for bonding or borrowing money, a two-thirds vote is required to pass it.