H/T to the NHTPC for this story below which was posted before this blog existed. Now Epping is fighting back.
On February 26, 2014 the Greater Epping Republican Town Committee is hosting a conversational forum and inviting NH Reps and Senators to speak on certain bills that are currently before the NH General Court.
The forum will take place at the Epping Town Hall (upstairs) at 7:00 PM.
The elimination of the Regional Planning Commissions is one of those bills.
Please put the word out – all are welcome – it is free to the public.
Time has come to dump these parasites and put an end to the threat they pose to private property ownership.
Thanks to the ICLEI, the UN’s global Agenda 21 network, the Town of Epping has now passed a new expensive ordinance that will require all buildings to “implement energy efficiency, conservation and sustainable design principles in its construction.”
A report entitled “Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design in Epping, New Hampshire” states: “Motivated by the New Hampshire Carbon Coalition’s Climate Change resolution, Epping joined ICLEI— Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI) in 2007. The Town agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2025. In New Hampshire, buildings are a greater source of greenhouse gas emissions than the transportation sector due to the large stock of older buildings and high seasonal temperature fluctuations. The Town Planning Board examined its role and asked what effect they could have to aid this commitment. As a result, Epping decided to draft a new ordinance that would require all new buildings to implement energy efficiency, conservation and sustainable design principles in its construction, called Article 22– Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design.”
We wonder just how many residents would have approved of this had they known about it?
Update: An Epping resident has now informed us that the ordinance requiring buildings to install a green heating system is a failure. “The people did not know this is what they were getting when they passed the ordinance. The measures taken produced no energy savings for the town – in fact the heating system they installed in Town Hall has been nothing but problematic – and half of what was purchased was returned at a loss to the taxpayers. Buildings that have such a system are actually costing MORE, and yet, the town refuses to do an audit.”
We are told over and over again that ICLEI and Granite State Future are merely ‘suggesting’ improvements. Voters should in the future, find out what motivated those who write these kinds of ordinances before they vote for passing them.