Staff recommends approval of the attached resolution amending the Energy Efficiency & Appliance Rebate Program to enable direct payment of rebates to non-profit organizations that pay for and install energy efficient appliances on behalf of clients.
On January 24, 2011, the City Commission adopted the Energy Efficiency & Appliance Rebate Program. At that time the Commission indicated a desire to allow non-profit organizations to receive rebates when they have paid for and installed energy efficient appliances on behalf of clients. The attached Resolution modifies the Terms and Conditions of the program accordingly.
1. Adopt the Energy Efficiency and Appliance Rebate Program as presented; or,
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
There is no fiscal impact resulting from this modification.
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Reviewed by: Dept. Head _Paul Kalv_
Finance Dept. _____JB___________
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City Manager ___________________
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RESOLUTION NO. _________
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE LEESBURG ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND APPLIANCE REBATE PROGRAM TO ALLOW REBATE PAYMENTS TO BE MADE TO NON_PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor and City Commission hereby amend the Leesburg Energy Efficiency and Appliance Rebate Program as follows. Language added is underlined and deletions are shown in strikethrough.
Additional Terms; Rebate Credit
§ The City of Leesburg (LEESBURG) reserves the right to:
§ Withhold payment of any rebate until any identified problems with the applications are resolved.
§ Terminate this rebate in whole or in part due to the recipient’s failure to fulfill the terms and conditions in this document, or due to non-appropriation of necessary funds.
§ Alter and/or terminate the rebate program at any time and without notice to customer.
§ All rebates are subject to funding availability. LEESBURG may cancel a rebate at any time prior to payment, without notice, due to lack of available funds.
§ Rebates may take between 4-8 weeks for processing.
§ Rebates will be in the form of a credit on one or more of customer’s electric utility bills. In no event shall any rebate credit on a monthly customer bill exceed the amount owed by customer. In the event that a qualifying customer is in default of any payment obligations to LEESBURG, LEESBURG may, in its sole discretion, apply the rebate as a credit against such default amounts.
§ In the event that a non-profit organization pays for the purchase and installation of equipment on behalf of a City of Leesburg electric customer, the rebate amount may be paid by check directly to the non-profit agency.
This resolution shall become effective upon passage.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the __28th___ day of _March________ 2011.