Revised Statutes of 1846 (EXCERPT)
41.75b Energy conservation improvements; payment; acquisition by contracts or notes; requirements; reports; forms.
(1) A township board may provide for energy conservation improvements to be made to township facilities and may pay for the improvements from operating funds of the township or from the savings that result from the energy conservation improvements. Energy conservation improvements may include, but are not limited to, heating system improvements, fenestration improvements, roof improvements, the installation of any insulation, the installation or repair of heating or air conditioning controls, and entrance or exit way closures.
(2) The township board may acquire 1 or more of the energy conservation improvements described in subsection (1) by installment contract or may borrow money and issue notes for the purpose of securing funds for the improvements or may enter into contracts in which the cost of the energy conservation improvements is paid from a portion of the savings that result from the energy conservation improvements. These contractual agreements may provide that the cost of the energy conservation improvements are paid only if the energy savings are sufficient to cover their cost. An installment contract or notes issued pursuant to this subsection shall extend for a period of time not to exceed 10 years. Notes issued pursuant to this subsection shall be full faith and credit, tax limited obligations of the township, payable from tax levies and the general fund as pledged by the township board. The notes are subject to the revised municipal finance act, 2001 PA 34, MCL 141.2101 to 141.2821. This subsection does not limit in any manner the borrowing or bonding authority of a township as provided by law.
(3) If energy conservation improvements are made as provided in this section, the township board shall report the following information to the Michigan public service commission within 60 days of the completion of the improvements:
(a) Name of each facility to which an improvement is made and a description of the conservation improvement.
(b) Actual energy consumption during the 12-month period before completion of the improvement.
(c) Project costs and expenditures.
(d) Estimated annual energy savings.
(4) If energy conservation improvements are made as provided in this section, the township board shall report to the Michigan public service commission, by July 1 of each of the 5 years after the improvements are completed, only the actual annual energy consumption of each facility to which improvements are made. The forms for the reports required by this section shall be furnished by the Michigan public service commission.
History: Add. 1984, Act 403, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 1984
Am. 1990, Act 230, Imd. Eff. Oct. 8, 1990
Am. 2002, Act 226, Imd. Eff. Apr. 29, 2002
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of the public service commission pertaining to energy conservation improvement reports from the public service commission to the state treasurer, see E.R.O. No. 1996-2, compiled at MCL 445.2001 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
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