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Federal Energy Tax Credit Q & A


Fri, Oct 16th, 2009
Posted in Government

Question: Which products are eligible for a tax credits for energy efficient home improvements? Are they available for new construction also? What about vacation homes? Rental properties?

Answer: Tax credits are available at 30% of the cost, up to $1,500 total, in 2009 & 2010 (ONLY for existing homes, NOT new construction, that are your principle residence) for:

· Windows and Doors (including sliding glass doors, garage doors, storm doors and storm windows)

· Insulation

· Roofs (Metal and Asphalt)

· HVAC (See these FAQs: Central Air Conditioners, Air Source Heat Pumps, Furnaces and Boilers)

· Water Heaters (non-solar)

· Biomass Stoves

Tax credits are available at 30% of the cost, with no upper limit, through 2016 (for existing homes & new construction - it does not have to be your principle residence, vacation homes are eligible, see this FAQ on rentals) for:

· Geothermal Heat Pumps

· Solar Panels

· Solar Water Heater

· Small Wind Energy Systems

Tax credits are available at 30% of the cost, up to $500 per .5 kW of power capacity, through 2016 (for your existing principle residence or new construction that will be your principle residence, DOES NOT include vacation homes) for:

* Fuel Cells

Renters are not eligible for any of the tax credits.

Easy Ways to Save Water and Money

Fri, Oct 16th, 2009
Posted in Government

Perhaps no issues are more hot button these days than the environment and the economy. The general feeling is that both need to be saved, but there are differing views as to how to go about doing so.

One of the ways that can help save the en ..... 
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County passes opportunity for stimulus funds to municipalities

Fri, Oct 16th, 2009
Posted in Government

Mike Bubany, David Drown Associates, described the pros and cons of the Federal Recovery Zone Bonds to the county board at their October 13 meeting. Fillmore County was one of 55 Minnesota counties to receive an allocation. The county was allocated ..... 
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Board requests details on recovery zone bond allocations

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

Cris Gastner, Economic Development Authority (EDA), talked over with the Fillmore County Board the possibilities and limitations of the Recovery Zone Bonds allocated for Fillmore County at the board's October 6 meeting. The bonds are a possible fina ..... 
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National Trout Learning Center in Preston?

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

Cathy Enerson, Preston Economic Development Authority (EDA), told the city council at their October 6 meeting that the idea of developing a Trout Learning Center in Preston is in an early discussion stage. The next step is to put together a steering ..... 
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2010 Census announcement

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

My name is Ashley Edwards and I'm working as the local government liaison for the State of Minnesota's Census 2010 Campaign. Believe it or not, Census 2010 is just six months away (Census Day is April 1, 2010). As you may know, Minnesota is one of a ..... 
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Lanesboro Community Center repairs

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

Lanesboro's City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman recently took a "Junk Tour" with city maintenance employee Andy Drake. They drove through the town to see if there were any properties that were in violation of the city's junk ordinance. They took pic ..... 
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Melander receives the Certified Municipal Clerk designation

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

Lolly Melander, city clerk/treasurer of Canton, has earned the prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) for August 2009.

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Fillmore County to embark on a healthy voyage

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

In a nation-leading effort to reduce chronic disease, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has awarded 39 grants to Minnesota communities to help lower the number of Minnesotans who use tobacco or who are obese or overweight. The Statewide Healt ..... 
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