The state and the city of Montpelier
have agreed to cover cost overruns for an expanded heating district that they
month, the state surprised
local officials and taxpayers when it announced that the project is already
more than 10 percent over budget.
Lawmakers, reporters, lobbyists, and eager
constituents are all descending on Montpelier this morning to kick off a new Legislative
session. Vermont Edition is there too! We’re broadcasting
from the Statehouse with political leaders and the reporters who cover them as
we look at the work that lies ahead.
Montpelier’s City Council has approved a plan to upgrade and expand a state operated wood-fired heating system for downtown buildings, reversing its decision last week to kill the project due to financial concerns.
In Montpelier, the city’s energy committee next Tuesday will host
its first so-called "Energy Challenge Town Meeting." The city says the goal is to help residents get ready for winter by
giving them information about home energy audits and weatherization measures.