Stafford Reorganizes, Pursues Incentives for Efficiency Upgrades

By Victoria Ford | Jan 08, 2020

Stafford Township, NJ — After the Stafford Township governing body’s Jan. 2 reorganization, Councilman Robert Henken is the new council president. The council also passed resolutions appointing Dennis Galvin as township attorney and Jean Cipriani and Jerry Dasti as the township’s conflict attorneys. The consent agenda included dozens of other appointments of professionals, agencies, entities and various board and commission members, designations and contract awards and authorizations for the coming year.

Mayor Greg Myhre welcomed everyone and introduced Galvin as a municipal law expert with decades of experience throughout the state; he is also a Rutgers University professor and published author.

“2019 was a great year, and we’re really excited for everything that’s going to be happening in the year ahead,” Myhre said.

Councilman George Williams reported on the activities of the Green Team Advisory Committee as it continues to work toward the town’s Sustainable Jersey certification, and gave an update on the New Jersey Clean Energy Direct Install program, which incentivizes efficiency upgrades to commercial facilities (lighting, HVAC, variable frequency drives) at up to 80 percent of the installation costs. The township has qualified eight buildings eligible for equipment upgrades; Hutchinson Mechanical Services of Cherry Hill is in the process of assessing the buildings and evaluating others potentially to add to the list.

“We’re working pretty hard to take advantage of the incentives in that program” in an effort to cut expenses, Williams said. He noted the opportunity has been available for years and was never seized by the previous administration. —V.F.

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