Austintown saves money using energy-efficient lighting


Staff report

AUSTINTOWN

Energy efficiency in township buildings and active-shooter training in local businesses were discussed in Monday’s trustee meeting.

Monthly savings accrued from the transfer to energy-efficient LED light bulbs in township buildings grew from $1,924.03 to $2,236.23. The action was a resolution amended in the June 1 trustee meeting, where the township entered into an agreement with Future Energy Solutions of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“The big difference between this company and the rest is that this company asks for no money up front,” Trustee Ken Carano said.

FES is given a monthly payment from the savings set at $1,677.17.

Trustees also learned police officers have offered training to several area businesses for active shooters. The department offers the training for free.

Police Chief Bob Gavalier said more information on the service will be on the township website shortly, and interested businesses can call the department.

In other matters, trustees will review new standard operating guidelines and procedures for the fire department.

The board agreed to transfer $23,000 from the township’s general fund to the park appropriations fund for paving at the 9-11 Memorial Park, 1051 S. Raccoon Road. Half of the allotted funds will be reimbursed by the school district.

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