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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Scarnati Announces Low Interest Loan For Northern Potter School District

Northern Potter School District
Receives Clean Energy Loan

HARRISBURG -The Northern Potter School District in Ulysses has been awarded a $420,000 low-interest loan through the State's Alternative and Clean Energy Program to make energy-efficient upgrades at the Children's School and the High School in Ulysses Township, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

Scarnati said the loan will enable the school district to make HVAC system improvements and upgrades, replace lighting, better seal and insulate the building, and install an energy management system to control and monitor the energy usage of the building.

"The improvements will enable the school district to save 27 percent of the current energy – for an annual cost-savings of $53,000," Scarnati said. "It's a great investment and one that will continue to reduce energy costs and make the school more energy efficient for years to come."

Scarnati said the school district is providing matching funds for the project.


Anonymous said...

I think it's great to get the "free money" for energy upgrades, but the school district has to match the money.
That is $420,000.00 state money they don't have, and $420,000.00 local tax dollars that the school doesn't have. That is a total of $840,000.00 dollars with a estimated energy savings of $53,000.00 per year.
That is a 16 year pay back to brake even.
Chances are, just a few routine maintenance repairs would do the same thing.
This is a good example of why our country is broke.

PS. I am willing to bet the school district will not use any local contractors!!

Anonymous said...

Help me figure this out? The school was (awarded) a $420,000 dollar loan? And the school district (meaning the taxpayers)is providing matching funds. That makes $840,000 dollars !Almost ONE MILLION DOLLARS ! To save $53,000 per year in energy costs?Plus they (the taxpayers)have to pay back the original loan! Please can some one tell me how this is saving any money?

Anonymous said...

I think it the new math.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the school district is about to get educated. The tax payers are about to get cleaned. The kids that could get better educated with this money are getting nothing.

Anonymous said...

This type of thing i am told happens quite often.I just learned Austin spent almost 40,000 dollars on new bleachers in the gym!Wouldn't you think in such hard times or (ALL the time )the school should put the kids needs first books,pencils,computers,ect? Just sayin!

jerry said...

I work for a school system and we just finished this same program on a building thats only 13 years old and it was the best thing we have ever done understan that its not just the energy savings they install led lighting so no more bulbs that need to be replaced the life of the led is 15yrs + also keep in mind that they are doing away with incondescent bulbs and mercury bulbs so relamping is going to have to be done regaurdless so if you dont use the loans now at a lower rate you will have to full rate when it has to be done

Anonymous said...

Most of it is common sence which no-one seems to have in the school district...Turn the heat down let them wear sweaters and NOT open windows, Yes I said they open windows because the rooms are to hot. I understand lighting...but new bulbs are more expensive and can be fire hazzards.New bleachers I understand cost alot to have 3 people there to pull them out and put them back. Paper don't make me laugh, schools over order supplies.. pencils ask your kids they throw them away rather then sharpen them. WAKE UP TAX PAYERS and school board. You bathrooms and lockerrooms are from 1955 and GROSS fix your real problems. Observant Tax Payer