Tompkins County
New York


Establishment of TCCOG Energy Task Force


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2015, established a goal to reach the minimum of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 from 2008 levels, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels across all sectors, and


WHEREAS, in April 2016, the Tompkins County Legislature adopted the Tompkins County Energy Roadmap (Roadmap) which, as one of its objectives will identify local actions that can be taken in the short- and long-term to achieve these goals, and


WHEREAS, immediate actions are critical to reduce the impacts of climate change, and


WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG) supports the Roadmap and will work with the County to assist municipalities to understand and take actions that can help achieve the Roadmap goals, and


WHEREAS, on August 25, 2016, TCCOG established the TCCOG Energy Task Force (ETF) for the purpose of gathering and sharing information on various initiatives and actions municipalities can pursue that are in-line with the County’s Energy Roadmap and Tompkins County’s goal of achieving an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas by 2050, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, That the following are appointed as members of the TCCOG ETF:


Roxanne Marino              Terrance Carroll

CJ Randall               Irene Weiser

Megan McDonald               Joseph Wilson

Bill Goodman               Katie Borgella

Nick Goldsmith               Guillermo Metz

Darby Kiley               Ann Rider

Liz Thomas               Mark Witmer



RESOLVED, further, That the TCCOG ETF will appoint its own Chair,


RESOLVED, further, That the TCCOG ETF will report back to TCCOG on a regular basis.



Meeting History

Dec 15, 2016 3:00 PM  Tompkins County Council of Governments Regular Meeting
MOVER:Elizabeth Thomas, Co-Chair/Town of Ulysses
SECONDER:Linda Woodard, Member, Village of Cayuga Heights
AYES:Elizabeth Thomas, Laura Shawley, Irene Weiser, Jason Leifer, Donna Fleming, Linda Woodard, Gerry Monaghan, Michael Murphy, Ann Rider