Sustainability Oversight Committee

The Sustainability Oversight Committee (SOC) has been established to review the Town of Brighton’s progress toward a sustainable community, as well as to review and recommend unified action on energy conservation, waste reduction, and other issues of sustainability.

The principal responsibility of the SOC is to advise the Town Board and/or Planning Board on public and private matters that involve sustainability issues such as energy and water conservation, recycling and waste reduction, building codes, business practices, green purchasing and sustainable transportation. The SOC will work in partnership with other public and private entities within and outside the Town of Brighton. The SOC carries out duties assigned to them by the Town Board or Supervisor such as:
  • Work in conjunction with Town staff or consultants in the development and periodic update of a blueprint for sustainability goals;
  • Maintain an updated list of green operation and policy change recommendations;
  • Review the capital improvement plan and submit comments to the Supervisor and Town Board;
  • Prepare and submit an annual report for the Town Board on its activities.
The Town Board appoints seven SOC members for a two-year term. A good faith effort is made to ensure that at least one of the members has professional, energy-related expertise and at least one is a business owner residing in the Town of Brighton.

A minimum of four meetings will be held per year at the Town Hall.

Please contact Michael Guyon at 784-5225 for a meeting schedule.

Finger Lakes Sustainability
The Finger Lakes Region is partnering with public and private experts across a wide range of fields, along with community residents, to lead the development of a regional sustainability plan and to implement projects that will significantly improve the economic and environmental health of our area. This effort will guide integrated, sustainable solutions - from statewide investments to regional decision-making on land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, energy, and environmental practices - to improve our quality of life.

The Finger Lakes Regional Sustainability Plan is being developed and will be presented to the Rochester public at an open forum on February 28th from 5-7pm at the Rochester Museum and Science center. Visit Website

The SOC meeting schedule can be found at SOC Meeting Schedule 2016 or Contact Mike Guyon  at 784-5225. The March 2, 2016 Meeting has been cancelled.  The next SOC  meeting is scheduled for April 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Backstage Conference Room at Town Hall.

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