Authorize a 20 year lease of the Runkle School rooftop to host a Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Installation

Petitioner: Board of Selectmen

Annual Town Meeting, May 2017

The Town has been in contract negotiations with developer BlueWave Capital, LLC, Boston, Massachusetts, to install solar photovoltaic arrays on several municipal buildings, including the Runkle School.

As of late 2016, BlueWave Capital partnered with a new installer, IGS Solar LLC, which requires an easement or roof lease agreement to install the panels. Once a lease agreement is in place, the Town can resume negotiations with BlueWave to execute the contract. At this time, the Board is seeking permission to grant a lease agreement for rooftop space on the Runkle School, which would be the first site available for installation by summer 2017.

Official Town Meeting Vote Select Board Advisory Board

Favorable Action

Favorable Action

Favorable Action




Final Result:

Favorable Action

Community Organization Recommendations
PAX Green Caucus
Official Text of the Article

Voted: To authorize and empower the Board of Selectmen to lease for a term not to exceed twenty (20) years rooftop space on the Runkle School building for the purpose of hosting a rooftop solar photovoltaic installation (solar panels and appurtenant equipment), subject to any authorizations, approvals and reviews, on such terms and conditions determined by the Board of Selectmen to be in the best interest of the Town.…