Livermore Wins $43,000 Grant
The Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and The Future announced Nov. 30 that the Town of Livermore has received a conditional award of approximately $43,000 to pay for several improvements to the Town Office, Highway Garage and Community Building.
Livermore, along with 49 other Maine municipalities, received the state’s evaluation team’s highest scores. The award decision is conditioned upon final approval by the State Procurement Review Committee and the successful negotiation of a contract.
The grant is through the Maine Won’t Waite Community Resilience Partnership Community Action Grant. Since joining the town as Administrative Asisstant two years ago, Aaron Miller and the selectboard have made great strides in reducing the town’s carbon footprint and expect to see that continue over the next several years. The town has shown that commitment by recently entering into a 20-year net energy billing contract with Revision Energy to provide clean power to the town.
In addition, the legislative body agreed at town meeting to install an energy efficient propane furnace at the Community Building. The town’s administration has also worked with Central Maine Power to replace all streetlights with LED bulbs and won a grant to install a new heat pump at the Town Office.
Through the latest Community Action Grant, the town expects to see improvements in energy consumption at the Community Building by installing energy efficient lighting, two replacement windows and a $12,000 heat pump for at the Community Building,
In addition, the grant is slated to cover the cost of a new heat pump in the conference room at the Town Office and a $17,000 heat pump at the Highway Garage.