Energy audit ordered for town hall and shop

MEEKER — “We need to find some ways to cut energy costs in this (town hall) building and the town shop,” Meeker Town Administrator Sharon Day told the Board of Trustees.
“There’s a lot of grant money coming available for this now,” Day added. The town and the county have agreed to conduct a joint audit, using a state-approved company.
Trustee Rodney Gerloff asked if it would be more economical to go with a western slope company. Day explained that there are only a few companies approved by the state to conduct energy audits, and that the town needs to comply with the state’s recommendations in order to be eligible for grant funding.
Mayor Mandi Etheridge added, “In light of the process we’ve already been through, and the fact that the grant funding is based on which contractors we use, and the fact that this is a joint venture with the county, I’d hate to put us back at square one.”
The board approved the use of the Denver-based company.
In other business, the board approved a rezoning ordinance for Buddy and Patricia Thompson at 1449 Mountain View Rd., approved a special review use permit for Terry Hood to operate a home daycare at 907 11th St., and appointed Martha Griffin to the library board.