POSTED: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 11:14am
Nacogdoches, TX — As the price of gasoline continues to rise, officials with the city and county have been discussing the possibility of converting portions of their fleets to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in an effort to save money.
Nacogdoches City Council members on Tuesday evening came one step closer to making that a reality.
In a unanimous vote, with Mayor Roger Van Horn absent, the council approved a budget amendment and gave City Manager Jim Jeffers the authority to enter into an agreement with Morris and Associates out of Houston.
The company will conduct a feasibility study on whether it would be viable for the city to bring in CNG fueling stations and convert its sanitation fleet, for starters.
Now, the city can approach the county with the contract, and the county will have the opportunity to become a full partner in the study, Jeffers said.
Read more from the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel here.