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Mayor wants to reduce city's energy consumption

Hudson Mayor Dean Knudson has announced a goal of reducing the city government's per capita consumption of energy by 10 percent over the next two years.

Knudson stated the goal at an April 21 City Council meeting in which he also said he would establish an energy task force to look for ways to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and electricity.

He said he would like City Administrator Devin Willi, City Finance Officer Betty Caruso, Public Works Department Lead Man Tom Zeuli, Public Works Committee Chairman Scot O'Malley and Public Safety Committee Chairman Lee Wyland to serve on the task force.

Knudson recommended delaying replacement of the City Hall boiler furnace and street lights on Carmichael Road until the city had investigated the most energy efficient ways to do it.

He indicated that the city would pursue grant money to help pay for energy-saving projects.

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.

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