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Kingston moving toward energy conservation committee

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By The Staff

BY JENNIFER RAYMOND

rcraymond@bellsouth.net

Kingston City Council is taking steps to establish an energy conservation committee.

The idea was first mentioned by Councilman Brant Williams at a council workshop this month.

The city is already in the process of getting TVA to conduct an energy audit of all city buildings.

According to parks and recreation director Rick Ross, this process could take several months.

TVA would come in and examine all buildings, like looking at light fixtures, and make a recommendation to the city.

“So TVA would be a jump start,” Williams said.

He is hoping the committee would look at areas — such as vehicle use — that TVA won’t cover.

Council agreed that they would like to see the committee become a standing committee.

To do this, an ordinance has to be drafted and then voted on.

The committee would be composed of citizens, council members and city employees.

The council will discuss the idea at the November 3 works session.