School Board takes up GRU issues


Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:59 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:59 a.m.

The Alachua County School Board is scheduled to decide Tuesday night whether to go forward with an application for the Gainesville Regional Utilities solar feed-in tariff program and discuss the possibility of suing the utility for breach of contact.

The School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the Kirby-Smith Center boardroom, 620 E. University Ave.

GRU notified the school district on Jan. 5 that due to its non-payment of stormwater fees for 2010, a business partners agreement -- and its numerous discounts -- was terminated.

School Board attorney Susan Seigle told the Gainesville Sun that she would recommend filing a breach of contract lawsuit if the discounts weren’t applied.

The district also has a plan to install solar panels at 10 schools to take advantage of the solar feed-in tariff program, for which applications opened Tuesday.

Also during Tuesday night’s meeting, facilities director Ed Gable plans to suggest developing an energy conservation specialist position to help the district save money on electricity.

To view the agenda, go to www2.sbac.edu/schoolboardinfo.htm.

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