Posted 1/19/24 at 3:00PM

DATE: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

LOCATION: Cape Light Compact Offices – Martha’s Vineyard Conference Room

261 Whites Path, Unit 4, South Yarmouth

TIME: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Note:  The meeting will be held as a hybrid meeting (in-person and through remote participation) pursuant to St. 2023, c. 2, which, among other things, extends the temporary provisions pertaining to remote meetings of public bodies under the Open Meeting Law to March 31, 2025.  Members of the Public can join in by audio and follow along with Meeting Materials, see the information below.  Written public comments should be submitted to Maggie Downey, Compact Administrator, at by 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, and should follow the public comment protocol below.  Written public comments received after the January 23rd deadline will be distributed prior to the Compact’s next Board meeting.

Telephone dial-in: +1 (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 831-8461-7677

Passcode: 103218


  1. Public Comment
  2. Approval of December 13, 2023, Open Session Minutes
  3. Open Session Vote on Entry into Executive Session: Open Session Vote on Entry into Executive Session: pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A §21(a)(10) to review and approve the December 13, 2023 Executive Session minutes regarding trade secrets and confidential, competitively sensitive or other proprietary power supply information, to return to Open Session thereafter
  4. Chairman’s Report, Martin Culik
    1. Discuss and Report Out on Board Member Updates to Selectmen/Council
  5. Elections for 2024 Officers, Maggie Downey
  6. Elections for 2024 Executive Committee Members, Maggie Downey
  7. Presentation on Proposed Classification & Compensation Plan for Compact Staff, Michael Hale, Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, University of Massachusetts Boston. Board Discussion and Potential Vote to Adopt Proposed Classification and Compensation Schedule for Compact Staff and Administrator
  8. Update on 2024 Energy Efficiency Program Changes, Briana Kane & Compact Implementation Staff
  9. Discuss Preliminary 2025-2027 Energy Efficiency Plan Program Changes, Briana Kane
  10. Discuss MA Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Inquiry on Energy Affordability for Residential Ratepayers (DPU 24-15), Maggie Downey
  11. Administrator’s Report, Maggie Downey
    Update on Review and Release of Executive Session Minutes

    1. Update on Pending Energy Efficiency Mid-Term-Modification Budget Changes
    2. Proposed date for February Board Meeting: February 28th
    3. Proposed date for March Board Meeting: March 27
    4. Review Documents Sent to CLC Board
      1. Summary of Conflict-of-Interest Law for Municipal Employees (Board Member SIGNATURE REQUIRED)
      2. Office of the Attorney General: Open Meeting Law Guide and Educational Materials (Board Member SIGNATURE REQUIRED)
      3. Office of the Attorney General: 940 CMR: Open Meetings
      4. Office of the Inspector General: How to be an Effective Board Member of a Public Board or Commission
      5. Second Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement of the CLCJPE
      6. Cape Light Compact Aggregation Plan, dated June 23, 2023
      7. Cape Light Compact Code of Conduct for Board Members
  12. Board Member Update (Reserved for Updates on Member Activities the Chair Did Not Reasonably Anticipate Would be Discussed – No Voting)

Participation in the Executive Session is limited to CLC Board Members, CLC Staff and Invited Guests


Cape Light Compact Public Comment Protocols

for Governing Board Meeting

(June 2023)

The Cape Light Compact Governing Board has adopted the following protocols to assist the public in effective participation in its Governing Board meetings, where some Board Members, staff and members of the public may be participating remotely:

  1. Members of the public are welcome to address the Compact Board during the public comment section of the meeting or in writing.
  2. Members of the public addressing the Compact Board at the meeting must state their name, and if appropriate the name of the organization the person is representing. Oral comments must be limited to three minutes.
  3. Members of the public may also submit written comments. Written comments shall be submitted in writing to the Compact Administrator, Maggie Downey, at by 2 p.m. on the  Tuesday before a scheduled Compact Governing Board meeting ( or such other time as may be established by the Compact Administrator).  Written comments must include a person’s name and, if appropriate, the name of the organization the person is representing.  Public comments received after the deadline will be distributed prior to the Compact’s next Board meeting.
  4. Members of the public addressing the Compact Board may not use fighting words, slander, unreasonably loud or repetitive speech, or speech so disruptive of the Compact Board meeting that the deliberative process is substantially interrupted or impaired. Speakers may not disrupt others.  Speech must be peaceable and orderly.
  5. All written public comments submitted in advance consistent with these protocols shall be included in the Compact’s Board meeting packet.
  6. Board members and staff cannot respond to public comments for topics not on the current agenda during the Board meeting.  The Cape Light Compact Board may respond to comments either by putting them on the agenda of a subsequent meeting or by requesting the administrator or staff to respond to the comment .
  7. Copies of the Board meeting packet will generally be made available to members of the public in advance of the meeting at the Cape Light Compact JPE’s web site at Documents exempt from disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Law or protected by the attorney-client privilege shall not be  included.