COUNTY BOARDS OF COMMISSIONERS (EXCERPT)
Act 156 of 1851
46.11c Energy conservation improvements; resolution; payment; acquisition by contracts or notes; requirements; reports; forms.
(1) A county board of commissioners may provide by resolution for energy conservation improvements to be made to county facilities and may pay for the improvements from the general fund of the county 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 county board of commissioners of a county 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 county, payable from tax levies and the general fund as pledged by the county board of commissioners of the county. 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 county as provided by law.
(3) If energy conservation improvements are made as provided in this section, the county board of commissioners shall report the following information to the department of treasury 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 county board of commissioners shall report to the department of treasury, 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 department of treasury.
History: Add. 1984, Act 400, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 1984
Am. 1989, Act 30, Imd. Eff. May 23, 1989
Am. 2002, Act 275, Imd. Eff. May 9, 2002
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of functions relating to energy policy from the Energy Administration, Department of Commerce, to the Public Service Commission, Department of Commerce, see E.R.O. No. 1986-4, compiled at MCL 460.901 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.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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