Falmouth selectmen unanimously appointed David Jewett to the Energy Committee on July 1, following several questions from the board related to last springâ€™s controversy that occurred when the Energy Committee opposed Falmouth selectmenâ€™s recommendation to fund removal of the townâ€™s wind turbines.
Selectman Doug Jones questioned whether Jewett believes the Energy Committee should implement policy or follow the guidelines and recommendations of the selectmen. â€śWe are not in the implementation business. We are more in the [business of] instruction and studying and providing information and goals and making recommendation,â€ť Jewett responded.
Selectwoman Mary Pat Flynn questioned Jewett on the goals of the Energy Committee. â€śAt the moment, we are focused on revamping the policy statement, developed in the past, and to see if there are improvements we can make to that,â€ť he said.
Jewett also said he hopes the Energy Committee will continue to support the escrow process, when appropriate, and is â€śconstantly looking for ways to save the town money.â€ť
Selectman Chairman Brent Putnam asked Jewett what he believes is the role of Energy Committee. â€śTo review the energy use by the town and provide implementation ideas, goals, and suggestions to the selectmen. We are a committee for the selectmen,â€ť he said.
Jewett twas the only applicant for the open position on the Energy Committee.
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