NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling has formed an Energy and Environment Task Force for the city and schools to collaborate on their energy needs.
Rilling and Superintendent of Schools Manuel Rivera made the announcement Feb. 20 at the library at Naramake Elementary School. The City and the Board of Education are collaborating on energy purchases, energy assessments and environmental management needs.
Rilling said he recognized the need to handle energy use and environmental issues in a "more comprehensive manner" during his campaign.
"In speaking with constituents, he understood the need to assess what opportunities exist for reducing taxpayer expense and of our municipal and school building energy use and operations," a press release said. "He also saw the need to identify programs and projects that could save money for our residential and commercial/industrial property owners while improving their quality of life."
The Task Force has been designed "with the intent to increase its productivity and inclusivity through a set of Committees that are still being assembled," representatives said.