City leaders aim to make Scottsboro even more energy efficient

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) — The city of Scottsboro is working to become even more energy-efficient.

City leaders are working on the process to conduct an energy efficiency survey. Part of that is an evaluation on an energy-saving stand point. That includes looking at the heating and cooling systems, lights, and water. “We’re going to look at all of the city buildings, the city hall, the rec-com, the police department , our civic center,” Mayor Melton Potter says.

Mayor Potter says this is something the city’s schools have implemented. “The number one goal is to save money, but also we’re always conscious of our environmental resources and trying to save them, but those are the two main issues,” Mayor Potter says.

City leaders don’t have an estimate for a cost just yet, but they say whatever they do spend will be made up. Mayor Potter says the companies they are looking at for this project guarantee they’ll make up the money spent in savings on energy bills.

Completing this survey is an initial step in the process. “It will give us a recommendation on how much we can save and how much it will cost, and then we can make an estimation on exactly what we want to do,” Mayor Potter says.

The city will haveĀ at least one proposal at a work session in January.