Merced to accept energy-efficiency rebate checks

July 1, 2013 

— At its meeting today, the Merced City Council will accept energy rebate checks and consider awarding a bid for a remodeling project.

The city of Merced will receive more than $390,000 in energy-efficiency rebates as a result of its recent conservation projects. A rebate of $292,689.83 is coming from the Merced Irrigation District, and a $99,084.94 rebate is coming from Pacific Gas & Electric Co., according to a city news release.

The $7.2 million project with Siemens Infrastructure and Cities included lighting, heating and air conditioning upgrades to 17 civic buildings.

That project also made upgrades to taxiway lighting at Merced Regional Airport and replaced streetlights with more energy-efficient fixtures. Water conservation measures included installation of smart irrigation systems at seven city parks, as well as plumbing fixture replacements.

The council will consider awarding a $100,782.15 bid for remodeling a building in the public works corporation yard. The lowest bidder was Carter Construction of Merced.

The council's agenda is found at or outside the council chambers before the meeting. Request to Speak cards, which must be turned in to the city clerk if you wish to speak tonight, are available at the meeting or can be downloaded from the city's website.

City Council meetings are streamed live via a link on the city's website. In addition, the city posts a video of each council meeting at for people who are unable to watch it live.

These services are in addition to the live broadcast of the meeting on Comcast Channel 96.

The council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the council chamber on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St.

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