On February 18, 2009 the City Commission amended an ordinance creating incentives for environmentally conscious purchases made by Parkland residents and businesses. The program rewards Parkland residents and businesses for taking extra steps to be environmentally conscious. Residents and businesses making energy smart home improvements or purchasing a hybrid vehicle will be eligible to receive incentive rewards after meeting specific criteria. The plan incorporates the following program models: 1) Hybrid cars; 2) Incandescent light bulb replacement; 3) Solar power landscape lighting; 4) Ultra low flow toilets and shower heads; 5) Energy Star Program; 6) Exotic invasive tree replacement; 7) high efficiency air conditioner replacement; 8) Isolé IDP-3050 Plug Load Control; 9) A/C duct system test & repair; 10) photovoltaic solar panels for homes; and 11) photovoltaic soar water heater. New Programs include: 12) automatic sprinkler system rain sensor maintenance; 13) sustainable landscape design; 14) photovoltaic solar pool pump; and 15) programmable thermostat retrofit.
PROGRAM CRITERIA:• Applications for the above listed programs re now available on the City web site or at City Hall.• Only completed applications received by May 31, 2012 shall qualify for payment, which shall be made after October 1, 2012, during the next fiscal year. • No person or entity shall be eligible for a payment under this program unless that person or entity pays ad valorem taxes on property within the City or resides in or owns a business located in the City; persons or entities leasing property within the City shall qualify.• Only purchases made after May 31, 2011 shall qualify. • This program is unrelated to the ad valorem taxes paid by anyone who qualifies for the reward and the funds for the program shall not be taken from ad valorem tax revenues.• When the funds from that line item are exhausted, the program will be suspended for that fiscal year unless additional non-ad valorem funds are deposited in the line item account. No payments in excess of that amount shall be made. No payments shall be made from ad valorem revenues.