County forms committee to study energy sourcesThe St. Croix County Board is forming a committee to study alternate forms of energy. The committee’s task will be to study alternate forms of energy and consider their uses by the county and to provide education programs for the public.
By: Judy Wiff, River Falls Journal
HUDSON — The St. Croix County Board is forming a committee to study alternate forms of energy.
The county owns parcels of land that might be suitable for systems to generate alternative energy that could either be used by county buildings or sold, said County Board Chairman Roger Rebholz.
The committee’s task will be to study alternate forms of energy and consider their uses by the county and to provide education programs for the public.
The committee, which will be appointed by the County Board chairman in consultation with the vice chairman, will include two County Board members and three non-supervisor members with demonstrated interest in the field.
A resolution to make the temporary Methamphetamine Advisory Committee a permanent Substance Abuse Committee was tabled until the section on membership is reworked to say who will serve on the panel.
Membership on the ad hoc meth committee was fluid, said Supervisor Esther Wentz.
“We never know how many are going to come,” said Wentz. She said that along with appointed supervisors, representatives of law enforcement, the Health and Human Services Department, UW-Extension, youth services and the public defenders’ office participate on the committee.
The committee doesn’t make policy, most of its work is with education activities, and all those at the meeting have had a vote, said Wentz.
The new committee will expand its scope to look at other substance abuse issues, such as illegal use of prescription drugs and teenage drinking.