[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Abington 6-6-2016 ATM by Art. 9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The S.A.G.E. Committee shall be comprised of up to nine voters of the Town, with the number of members to be determined by the Board of Selectmen, provided such number shall always be odd. Members shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen, to fill staggered, three-year terms. Members may be reappointed for consecutive terms.
S.A.G.E shall serve the residents of the Town by advocating energy policies that efficiently reduce energy consumption, increase awareness of the environment, and provide information on relevant programs and technologies to accomplish this mission.
The goals and duties of S.A.G.E. shall include, but are not limited, to:
Obtaining "green community" status within the meaning of M.G.L. c. 25A, § 10;
Educating and empowering residents to reduce their energy costs and reliance on non-renewable energy sources;
Developing strategies for the Town and municipal operations to reduce overall energy consumption and promoting energy cost saving.
Pursuing grant opportunities, including federal, state, and private grants, and/or any other funding source;
Supporting and promoting "the 4 R's," Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Repurpose, among Town residents and in municipal operations;
Any and all activities within the mission of S.A.G.E.
The S.A.G.E Committee shall annually report its progress, activities, and goals to the Board of Selectmen for review and consideration by the Board.