Property Assessed Clean Energy

Community
2:55 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Washtenaw County Commissioners Act to Reduce Number of Unlicensed Dogs

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on efforts to decrease the number of unlicensed dogs in Washtenaw County.

Washtenaw County officials hope an ordinance approved last night will decrease the number of unlicensed dogs in the county.  The changes will go into place later this year after an outreach effort.

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Community
12:00 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Washtenaw County Looking At Adding Program to Help Businesses Make Energy Efficient Upgrades

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on a possible Washtenaw County Property Assessed Clean Energy program.

Washtenaw County businesses may be able to get energy efficiency upgrades without paying for them upfront. 

The County Commissioners later this month will hold a public hearing on a proposed property assessed clean energy or PACE program. 

County Commissioner Conan Smith says he hopes energy saving upgrades can be made soon.  He says if the County Commissioners approve the PACE program this month, plans should be in the pipeline by spring and construction underway during 2014.

Ann Arbor already has a PACE program but their effort includes a pool of public funds, the county's plan will only use private dollars.  Smith says the two programs are complimentary and businesses in Ann Arbor will be able to choose which program best meets their needs.

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