On October 16th the Grafton Commissioners, along with a number of key people integral to the culmination of the biomass project, joined together in the chilly wet morning to raise their shovels of dirt in triumph of the ground breaking for the new biomass boiler for the County. This project has taken four years and much hard work to bring to fruition.
The biomass is a $2.7 million dollar project. The County received $378,500 from the department of energy which leaves the County a balance of $2.3 million which is being funded by monies that were left over from the jail project. Coupled with the fact that the County will be reducing it’s need for oil by approximately 90,000 gallons and will see a cost savings the first year it is online, is a win win for the taxpayers of Grafton County.
Special thanks are given to Martha Richards who was chairman of the Alternative Energy Committee who helped bring this all together. She along with her committee, the Commissioners and the Grafton County Delegation who voted unanimously to approve this project, have paved the way for a more economical fuel solution for the County.