Section 27-164 Energy efficiency reimbursement.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21063 on 09/06/2011, Section 27-164 read as follows.
The city hereby establishes the reimbursement programs listed in this section, subject
to the availability of funds for such purposes, for qualified electric customers of the water and
The city manager is hereby authorized to appoint representatives of the water and
light, and finance departments to administer the program. All loans shall be made based upon the
(1) The program shall be conducted at all
times based upon sound business principles and
shall in no wise be deemed a welfare or social service program of the city. No loan shall be made
without having first ascertained the credit worthiness of the loan applicant and without having
obtained adequate security for any loan.
(2) After having established the credit worthiness
of the applicant(s), the committee shall
make its loans in such a manner to reduce, by the greatest amount possible, the consumption of
electric energy within the city. This goal shall be attained by consideration of:
total energy consumption of the applicant; and
b. The results of an
energy audit made to determine the potential impact of a loan under
the program, along with the ability of that loan to reduce the electric consumption of the
No applicant shall be refused a loan because
of sex, race, religion, place of national
origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, handicap, political affiliation or ancestry.
following programs are established to encourage the purchase of approved equipment and
a. New Home with Energy Star
b. Residential Energy Efficiency
c. Renewable Energy Projects
d. Commercial Energy Efficiency
The director of water and light is hereby
authorized to develop application forms for use
in the program.
In order to be eligible for reimbursement, the customer must follow all program
guidelines. Projects must be approved by the water and light department before the
reimbursement will be awarded.
(d) Reimbursements will not be made in excess of documented
(e) For purposes of providing electric customer reimbursements,
the water and light
department shall establish policy and criteria for each program with regard to proper proof of
purchase and installation of equipment to insure the integrity of each project. Each proposed
project shall be reviewed by the water and light department to insure that it provides the intended
benefits of the program.
(f) Reimbursements exceeding the maximum amount normally
allowed under program
policies will be conditional on a financial assessment by the water and light department and must
be pre-approved by the water and light director. Such reimbursements shall be reported to the
Water and Light Advisory Board. Policies and procedures are subject to change.
(Code 1964, § 15.930; Ord. No. 13794, § 1, 9-7-93; Ord. No. 17895, §
1, 11-3-03; Ord. No.
20065, § 1, 9-15-08; Ord. No. 20582, § 1, 03-15-10)