BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with Northern Energetics for professional services relating to energy audits of 650 single and multi-family homes per year, for years 2006 and 2007. Payment is not to exceed $80,000, payable from the Public Utility Gas Fund 555, Department 500, Object 5441.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize up to 1,300 energy audits of single and multi-family (1-4) units in conjunction with Minnesota Power’s electrical portion of the basic energy audit; and a thermal integrity audit for existing or potential gas customers. Northern Energetics will continue to provide the same energy audit service as they have since 1996. The price will increase from $57 per unit in 2005 to $59 per unit in 2006, and $61 per unit in 2007. Public works and utilities has budgeted funds for this work in the 2006 budget. Additional funding is available from the home energy loan fund for the 2007 budget.