March 27 Agenda Item 11
Attachments:
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Last Updated: 2013/3/21
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Last Updated: 2013/3/20
Size: 605K
Last Updated: 2013/3/11
Subject:
Order to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with Summit Natural Gas regarding the expansion of natural gas distribution system in Falmouth, Cumberland and Yarmouth.

ACTION: Town Council action is anticipated.
Summary:
The Town of Falmouth has been working with the Towns of Cumberland and Yarmouth to explore options to expand natural gas distribution lines throughout the three communities. In 2012, the towns conducted a feasibility analysis that created interest from natural gas utility companies. A request for proposal was designed by the towns and sent to natural gas companies. Two companies submitted proposals. Staff from the three towns analyzed the proposals and determined that the next step was to develop a partnership with only one company.  All three communities have decided to work with Summit Natural Gas.

A PowerPoint presentation was offered at the February 25 Town Council meeting. At that meeting, the Town Council developed a list of questions and input. Summit Natural Gas provided a satisfactory response to this list (attached).

The attached Memorandum of Understanding will be considered by all three communities.

A special web page has been created on the Town's website. The following documents support this agenda item and can be found by clicking here.

  • Proposed MOU
  • Summit Natural Gas's responses to Council questions
  • A list of all non-residential buildings in the Towns of Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth
  • Position Statement from the American Gas Association on responsible resource development.
  • Terms and Conditions of Summit Natural Gas's Conversion and Conservation Incentive Rebate
  • Original request for proposal (RFP)
  • Proposals from Maine Natural Gas and Summit Natural Gas
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Falmouth Town Council's Resolution supporting the proposal of Summit Natural Gas, approved 02/25/2013
  • Information on fracking