Energize Beacon Launch - Tuesday March 28th @ 6:30pm, River Center at Long Dock Park
The City of Beacon and the Beacon Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) are co-sponsoring the launch of Energize Beacon at Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Park River Center on Tuesday March 28th at 6:30pm. Energize Beacon, a program funded by a New York State grant, helps homeowners make intelligent decisions that increases comfort, reduces energy waste and saves money on utility and fuel oil (or propane) bills in their home.
Energize and RUPCO staff are organizing the event which will feature an informative building science presentation by the Energize NY Energy Coach. A question and answer session for attending homeowners will follow. Homeowners can also sign up to get a full range of direct support at zero cost from the Energize NY team. Fully accredited and vetted Energize NY Comfort Corps contractors will also be on hand to answer additional homeowner questions. The lecture will provide homeowners with information about ice dams, the house as a system, and the deeper science behind energy efficiency and New York State's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Homeowners will also learn about the free (over 90% of all Beacon homeowners will qualify) or reduced cost assessment, state incentives and easy low-interest rate financing.
Please visit http://beacon.energizeny.org/, call City Hall at 845-838-5010, or email Alice Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The city of Beacon's CAC opposes the proposed Newburgh anchorages on the Hudson River for numerous environmental, safety, and economic reasons. You can read our letter to the US Coast Guard and the US Army Corps of Engineers here (.pdf).
The City of Beacon's CAC has reviewed the 2007 Comprehensive Plan and compiled a list of 16 topics that we would like to see addressed in the updated Comprehensive Plan to be approved in 2017. We want to ensure the protection of natural habitats, viewsheds, streams and forests, outdoor recreational areas, and other natural aspects of Beacon for the benefit of residents and visitors. We hope that the decisions the city makes moving forward on all topics, from zoning to infrastructure, are mutually beneficial to the needs of Beacon’s natural environment and human residents, and avoid any undue harm to Beacon’s natural beauty, resources, flora, and fauna. You can read our recommendations here
The City of Beacon Conservation Advisory Committee is charged with advising the Planning Board and the City Council on matters affecting the preservation, development and use of the natural and man-made features in the City.
The Committee advises on major environmental threats and maintains an inventory of natural resources and an index of all open spaces.
The Committee shall consist of nine members appointed for a two-year term.
Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm in lower level classroom at City Hall, entrance through the Building Department.