Sustainability Oversight Committee
The Sustainability Oversight Committee (SOC) has been established to review the Town of Brighton’s progress toward a sustainable community, as well as to review and recommend unified action on energy conservation, waste reduction, and other issues of sustainability.
The principal responsibility of the SOC is to advise the Town Board and/or Planning Board on public and private matters that involve sustainability issues such as energy and water conservation, recycling and waste reduction, building codes, business practices, green purchasing and sustainable transportation. The SOC will work in partnership with other public and private entities within and outside the Town of Brighton. The SOC carries out duties assigned to them by the Town Board or Supervisor such as:
- Work in conjunction with Town staff or consultants in the development and periodic update of a blueprint for sustainability goals;
- Maintain an updated list of green operation and policy change recommendations;
- Review the capital improvement plan and submit comments to the Supervisor and Town Board;
- Prepare and submit an annual report for the Town Board on its activities.
The SOC Committee is comprised of seven (7) members who are appointed by the Town Board, to serve two-year terms. The SOC Committee advises the Town Board and/or Planning Board, Zoning Board on matters affecting the energy conservation efforts and climate change mitigation measures, both public and private, in the regulation, development, use and maintenance of the natural and built features and conditions of the Town of Brighton.
A good faith effort is made to ensure that at least one of the members has professional, energy-related expertise and at least one is a business owner residing in the Town of Brighton.
A minimum of four meetings will be held per year at the Town Hall.
The 2023 SOC meeting schedule can be foundor by contacting Evert Garcia, staff liaison to the committee, at 784-5222.