By and through this chapter, the City of Biddeford declares as its public purpose the establishment of a municipal program to enable its citizens to participate in a property assessed clean energy (PACE) program so that owners of qualifying property can access financing for energy-saving improvements to their properties located in the City of Biddeford. The City of Biddeford declares its purpose and the provisions of this chapter to be in conformity with federal and state laws.
The City of Biddeford enacts this chapter pursuant to Public Law 2009, Chapter 591 of the 124th Maine State Legislature, "An Act To Increase the Affordability of Clean Energy for Homeowners and Businesses," also known as the "Property Assessed Clean Energy Act" or the "PACE Act" (codified at 35-A M.R.S.A. § 10151 et seq.).