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Waterfall Behind the Memorial Pool

Tad Montgomery

Energy and Facilities Manager

Lebanon has had an Energy and Facilities Manager for almost a year now, and much has been accomplished.  Recently the City issued a request for proposals for a 13-site solar project.  If all works out, we may have solar power next year for City Hall, Kilton Library, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Airport Terminal, Landfill, Police Station, and the DPW Administration and Maintenance Buildings.  To complement this, the City has undertaken energy audits on many buildings with the intention of reducing our energy costs and switching to cleaner technologies wherever possible.  The City is also seriously considering a major upgrade to our streetlights.  The Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee’s Streetlight Subcommittee, in collaboration with Mark Goodwin in the Planning Office and the Energy & Facilities’ Manager, is proposing, as part of the City’s 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Program, that the City buy 873 streetlights from Liberty Utilities and convert them to high-efficiency LED fixtures with greatly increased functionality.  Savings estimates from this project range from $55,000-90,000 per year, depending on the option chosen. Barbara Hirai, chair of the Subcommittee, has been working on the project for nine years, and City Councilor Clifton Below has been instrumental in the project as well.  Funding for the streetlights project will be considered by the City Council as part of the 2019 Municipal Budget, for which a public hearing will take place on December 19, 2018.

Police Chief Richard R. Mello

Lebanon City Police Department

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On Saturday, December 8, 2018, the Lebanon Police Department will be in front of Walmart at 285 Plainfield Road in West Lebanon hosting a “Stuff A Truck” event from 9am to 3pm. All new, unwrapped toys donated will be given to the local Marine Toys for Tots campaign.

 This year we expanded our Body Worn Camera Program so that every officer in the department is issued their own camera and added two new police officers through the COPS Grant through the US Department of Justice. The focus of this grant was to continue implementation of Community and Problem Oriented Policing within the Lebanon Police Department and throughout the City. The Lebanon Police Department continues to be focused on community policing, community engagement and providing a personal service to our residents, businesses and community members.

 In 2018, we enrolled in the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) program and are currently in self-assessment. We hired a consultant to assist us in this process and are working toward becoming Internationally Accredited. The process takes an exhaustive look at our organization and our processes, procedures and practices to ensure we are utilizing best practices.  Our goal is to achieve accredited status by 2020. Finally, we have just begun the Strategic Planning process to develop a five-year strategic plan as a guiding document for our organization. This process includes input from our internal stakeholders along with the public and business community to determine the needs and priorities for our community. 

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