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ADOPTED: Resolution No. 1729, June 13, 2001

Due to the current energy crisis the following energy conservation measures are to be implemented immediately:

Section 1:
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning

  • Heater thermostats are to be set at a maximum of 68 degrees. Individual space heaters are banned except in building areas where the heating system is inadequate to maintain a temperature of 68 degrees.
  • Air conditioning thermostats are to be set at a minimum of 78 degrees. In building areas where air conditioning is inadequate to maintain a temperature of 78 degrees, fans may be used.
  • Heating and air conditioning systems are to be turned off completely during non-business hours.

Section 2: Office Systems

  • Staff is to work with minimum lighting. In offices with double-switched overhead lights, only one switch is to be used (1/2 overhead lights). In other offices, 1/2of each overhead fixture is to be disconnected.
  • Hallway lighting is to be reduced by 1/2.
  • Restroom lighting is to be reduced by 1/2.
  • Lights are to be turned off when leaving individual offices, workrooms, and conference rooms.
  • Computers and monitors are to be turned off overnight and weekends.
  • When possible e-mail is to be used instead of printed memos and faxes.
  • Incandescent light bulbs are to be replaced with fluorescent bulbs as they need replacement.
  • Individual coffeepots, refrigerators and radios (unless battery powered) are banned.

Section 3: Field/Court Lights

  • Field lights are to be turned on not more than 30 minutes prior to any game and turned off 15 minutes after the conclusion of the last game.
  • Field lighting will not be turned on during any stage three emergency or rolling blackout period. If a stage three emergency or rolling blackout period is declared during the course of a game, the game will be stopped and the lights will be turned off as soon as safety concerns allow.
  • Tennis court lights are currently on timers allowing 1/2 hour increments. Lights will be posted requesting no use during stage three emergencies

Section 4: Swimming Pools

  • Swimming pools will be closed and cleared of users immediately if power is cut off by a rolling blackout. Pools will not re-open until health and safety code requirements are satisfied.

Section 5: Park Operations

  • Irrigation pumps will not be activated during any stage three emergency or period of rolling blackout.

Section 6: ESS/Kid Zone Facilities

  • ESS/Kid Zone facilities are to comply with any energy saving policies and procedures set forth by the School District or school site administrator. In the absence of School District direction, the ESS/Kid Zone sites are to comply with the LARPD policies set forth above in Sections 1 and 2.