Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ripton school dual roof proposal

At the upcoming town meet Ripton gets to vote on two linked proposals for the town's school.  Specifically, there is a combined Ripton Elementary School improvement strategy before us.

  1. To replace the school's current roof with a standing seam one.
  2. To mount a solar photovoltaic system on that new roof
How will we pay for this?  A combination of sources, including some funds from the town's Capital Reserve Fund, borrowing on the market, and a payment from the state's Renewable Energy

Why now?  The school roof is old and leaky.

More questions?  Contact a school board member.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Seeing January out weirdly

The last two days of January saw strange, "April-like" weather up here.  Temps rose way above freezing, melting snow and ice.
Then plummeted again down to the teens.
Or, as a Facebook cartoon explains,