Supervisors ink power deal, park policies


Antrim Township will receive $3,000 a year under a program supervisors approved March 22. Public works director Tom Davis asked them to serve as "an insurance policy for a power grid" for EnerNOC, an energy management company headquartered in Boston. In an emergency, EnerNOC would contact the township to switch power at the sewer treatment plant to the generator, for the duration of an electrical brownout. The company would cover the cost of operations during that timeframe and pay Antrim the yearly stipend regardless of whether an event was called. There would be no expense to the township and no penalty for non-performance.

"There is really no downside to this," said Davis.

He understood that EnerNOC had only called out three times to program members since 2003. Antrim had declined an invitation to participate in the past due to the condition of its generator, but Davis said a new one was set to be installed in the summer.

Park policies

Sam Miller, James Byers, Curtis Myers, Rick Baer and Fred Young III approved policies recommended by the Park Committee. They were directed to use of Antrim Township Community Park and its various fields. The space was offered to organized groups and individuals, with reservations available on a first come-first serve basis. One of the five fields would always remain unscheduled.

The fees were established as: baseball, $15 per hour or $250 per season; multi use/soccer, $15 per hour or seasonal rates of $250, $160, or $80 based on the size of the field. A seasonal reservation meant the field could be reserved for three days, either Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, or Tuesday, Thursday, and either Friday or Sunday. Special requests would  be considered. The seasons were defined as spring (March, April, May), summer (June, July, August), and fall (September, October, November).