Village of Trumansburg officially a clean energy community
State grant money will help further improve energy efficiency
Trumansburg, NY- The Village of Trumansburg has joined several other emissions conscious cities,
towns, and villages across New York State as an officially recognized “Clean Energy Community” by
the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. To obtain the designation ,
Trumansburg completed four high-impact clean energy actions. The implementation of these actions
comes with the state’s recognition and a $5000 grant award to the Village.
The energy actions Trumansburg completed were the following:
1.Adopted a benchmarking policy to track and report the energy usage within Village municipal
2.Performed energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to municipal buildings to achieve a 10%
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.
3.Streamlined the local approval processes for solar projects through adoption of the New York
State United Solar Permit.
4.Completed energy code enforcement training on best practices in energy code enforcement for the
Village’s Code Officer.
The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions came from converting the Village Hall gas boiler to air
sourced heat pumps, and converting the village offices to LED bulbs. Trumansburg Mayor, Rordan
Hart, believes it’s crucial that the Village sets an example on how to be conscious of energy
” The term ‘sustainability’ means different things in different situations”, said Hart, “But when
it comes to energy it means, at the very least, being the best stewards we can possibly be of our
community’s use and sourcing of our energy needs. I am very pleased that the Village of Trumansburg continues to move towards
increasingly sustainable energy usage.”
The actions taken by the Village of Trumansburg are part of a collective vision that sees the
Empire State setting the green energy pace for the rest of the nation. Trumansburg’s efforts to
decrease the Village’s carbon footprint, brings New York that much closer to realizing its
” The Village of Trumansburg’s designation is the latest example of how communities all across the
state are stepping up to help build a cleaner, more sustainable New York,” said Alicia Barton,
President and CEO, NYSERDA. ” I commend the Village for joining Governor Cuomo ‘s commitment to
reducing harmful emissions, lowering energy costs, and ensuring the state meets our nation-leading
clean energy goals.”
Initial thoughts on how the Village will use the grant money centers around weatherization upgrades
to Village Hall, more specially adding insulation to the basement and crawl spaces.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Swift911 Mass-Notification Alert System, a system that will enable local governments to alert residents to matters of urgent importance, and also can be used by residents as an everyday tool to stay informed of non-emergency information of importance to them.
The new system, implemented through the County’s Emergency Communications (911) Center, will be used by the County, the City of Ithaca, and other municipalities in the county. It can send an immediate message via phone, text, email, fax, or social media—which can be used either in a comprehensive fashion, such as in a major emergency, or focused to a specific geographic area. It also can provide timely information to subscribers who have a particular need or interest.
Everyone is urged to register to opt in for Swift911 alerts. While all published telephone numbers have already been uploaded into the system, many are not in the system because they have unlisted, unpublished, or cell phone numbers. It is important that all provide and update their contact information to ensure emergency information can be communicated to everyone in a timely manner. Once registered in the system, you can customize your contact information and subscribe to receive notifications (such as the City’s Odd/Even notification mentioned above.)
You can subscribe to receive these notices by registering on the Tompkins County website at www.TompkinsCountyNY.gov (Click on the Swift911 icon that will appear there shortly), or by going to mp.swiftreach.com on your mobile device (or text “Swift911” to 99538). You can either install the mobile app or enter your contact information in your web browser.
You may also register by contacting the Village of Trumansburg Clerk’s Office at (607) 387-6501 or email email@example.com
A draft community outreach plan has been developed. The Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Revision Committee will continue to refine the plan as we move forward.
The ability to pay Village-related bills online via credit card is now available under the SERVICES tab! More information is also available on the Online Billpay page.