The County Board last Thursday night heard from representatives from Smart Watt, a company specializing in helping businesses and entities be more energy efficient.
DeWitt County Board Chair David Newberg indicates the idea sounds good, and the County could save quite a bit of money over the life of the improvements, it would be something they need to explore and learn more about.
Newberg wants to know how this would impact the budget. He explains while there might be several projects targeted, the County Board could decide to only tackle one or two at a time until they get the money for the rest.
According to Newberg, this project is not a necessity nor is it urgent. He feels this needs a close look because there are some parts of the County Building that have been updated in recent years.
Newberg says the company has not yet done any inspections of the building to this point and when they do, would be at no cost to the County.
The County Board could decide the future of any partnership with Smart Watt at their meeting next month.