29 March Conservation Commission Seeking New Members March 29, 2022 By Town Clerk . Community News, General, Town Hall News 0 Conservation Commission Seeking New Members Related Articles Conservation Commission Meeting September 30, 2021, 8:00pm via ZOOM Topic: 9/30/21 MCC Meeting Time: Sep 30, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89321284928?pwd=ZFNFQzBjVktuL0NTbElqOEVhK3VjQT09 Meeting ID: 893 2128 4928 Passcode: 988501 One tap mobile +19292056099,,89321284928#,,,,*988501# US (New York) +13017158592,,89321284928#,,,,*988501# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 893 2128 4928 Passcode: 988501 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbduC8IA73 Meeting Agenda Meeting call to order - Joe Review & approve minutes from previous meeting - Team Kiosk Project Update - Charley New Business - Ward Future of MCC - Team Close out meeting - Joe Public Notice-Proposed Local Law B-V1 to Reduce the Number of T.O.M. Planning Board Members From Seven to Five Public Notice-Proposed Local Law B-V1 to Reduce the Number of T.O.M. Planning Board Members From Seven to Five Public Notice: To Consider the Adoption of Local Law C-V1 to Amend Ch. A64 of the Town Code of the Town of Monroe Regarding "Alternate Members" Public Notice: To Consider the Adoption of Local Law C-V1 to Amend Ch. A64 of the Town Code of the Town of Monroe Regarding "Alternate Members" O&R: Heating Prices Rise as the Winter Approaches; Planning Remains the Key to Saving Money, Energy PEARL RIVER, NY Nov. 1, 2021 4:30 p.m. --- Orange & Rockland (O&R) is urging its 130,000 natural gas and its 226,450 electric customers to use energy efficiently this winter with bills projected to be higher than last winter. The increase is due mainly to higher natural gas supply costs for both natural gas and electric customers as natural gas is one of the main fuels that power the production of electricity. O&R does not set supply costs and does not make a profit on the supply. The company analyzes supply and demand forecasts and uses a variety of buying methods, including short-term and long-term contracts, to get the best natural gas prices for its customers. O&R provides the commodity to customers at cost. The cost of natural gas has increased as the demand for the commodity has increased, exports have increased, and severe weather has hindered production in the Gulf of Mexico area. These and other factors have caused a decline in the amount of gas in storage in the United States. Based on comparing the forecasted winter 2021-2022 to the prior three-year average of bills, the following would be the increase: A residential customer using on average 600 kWh per winter month will see an average monthly bill increase from $122.97 to $144.20, or 17.3% as compared to the average of the prior three winters. A residential customer using on average 177 Ccf per winter month will see an average monthly bill increase from $232.52 to $273.92, or 17.8% as compared to the average of the prior three winters. The key to controlling home energy costs is managing usage. That becomes more important with costs rising. To help O&R’s natural gas and electric customers further manage their winter energy costs, O&R offers the following O&R Advises To make natural gas work harder for you, it makes sense to have a qualified heating contractor or plumber clean and inspect your heating system before winter sets in. An efficiently burning heating system not only makes your natural gas dollars go farther, but it’s cleaner and safer. Taking steps to tighten up insulation by using weather-stripping at all attic stairwells and access points and stopping cold air infiltration from electric switch and plug outlets by using draft blockers can also pay off. In addition, double-checking all points where heat enters a room to make sure, draperies, furniture or other obstacles do not interfere with the free flow of heat is a practical, easy way to help. And, you can take advantage of your smart meter by viewing your detailed energy usage and customized energy savings tips located in your online account at www.oru.com to more effectively manage your household energy dollars. Those tips, and other energy conservation and efficiency steps, gain greater importance if extreme cold weather, or other supply factors develop over the winter. What can residential customers do to further control their energy costs? Shop for alternate energy suppliers which may or may not provide you with a cheaper price on energy purchases. For more information about energy shopping, go to www.oru.com and the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) website at www.newyorkpowertochoose.com. In addition, to better manage the monthly utility bill to avoid unpredictable bills that result from seasonal usage variations, sign up for O&R’s Budget Billing program. Budget Billing does not reduce your overall energy expense. It simply lets you spread out your annual energy expense over a 12-month period (with updates every six months) and lets you know ahead of time what your monthly payment will be. That makes managing the household budget much easier. And for convenient shopping for energy-saving household products, it’s hard to beat the My ORU Store www.myorustore.com. It’s a digital marketplace that offers O&R’s residential customers a wide variety of energy-saving household products including LED lights, water/energy saving devices, advanced power strips, smart thermostats and connected home products. The My ORU Store makes saving energy and money, both easy and affordable. For additional information about other energy efficiency and free winter energy saving tips, visit O&R’s website at www.oru.com/save. O&R reminds the public that anyone who smells natural gas should leave the area immediately and call 911 or O&R’s emergency gas hotline at 1-800-533-LEAK (5325). Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company), and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York. Notice: Annual Election of the Monroe Joint Fire District NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTION MONROE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Election of the Monroe Joint Fire District will take place on December 14, 2021, between the hours of 3:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. at the fire district offices located at 406 North Main Street, Monroe, New York for the following purpose: To elect one (1) Fire District Commissioner for a five (5) year term commencing January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2026. All residents of the Monroe Joint Fire District, who are duly registered to vote with the Orange County Board of Elections on or before November 22, 2021 shall be entitled to vote at this election. Any person desiring to have his or her name appear on the ballot for the above office of Commissioner must have filed a petition, signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified electors of the Fire District, with the Secretary of the Fire District not later than November 24, 2021. KATHLEEN AHERNE, SECRETARY MONROE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Tuesday September 28, 2021 at 7:30 PM Please click here to view the Agenda. The Town of Monroe Zoning Board of Appeals is pleased to announce the return of in-person Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings at Town Hall, 1465 Orange Turnpike, Monroe, New York. Given the current times, please note the following procedures that must be adhered to should you choose to attend a meeting: - Following Governor Cuomo’s adoption of the CDC guidelines lifting the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals, masks will no longer be required at town meetings for individuals who are fully vaccinated (*you are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your 2nd dose of the vaccine). Individuals who are immunocompromised or are unvaccinated should continue to wear masks and socially distance. - Please be advised that all employees, board members and visitors will continue to partake in a temperature screening upon arrival to all town buildings until further notice. - All meeting attendees must enter the upper level main entrance where a contactless temperature check will be conducted. To assist in contact tracing efforts, meeting attendees will be asked to provide their name and contact information. All temperatures under 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will be recorded as a pass on a log-sheet. When a body temperature above 100.4 is detected, the actual temperature reading will be recorded and traced, and it will be noted as “fail” on the log-sheet. Any individual with an elevated body temperature of 100.4 will be asked to return home immediately and contact their physician. - Lastly, please continue to be respectful of others by remaining at home should you feel ill or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19. We are excited to share the newly renovated meeting room with our residents. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to our safety guidelines and thank you for your ongoing patience and support! Comments are closed.