The Boone Town Council is creating a slate of environmental issues — such as electrifying town vehicles — for the town’s new sustainability and special projects manager. Boone Town Manager John Ward said that George Santucci was hired into the role in November, and he will officially begin with the town on Jan. 1. Santucci has been serving as the president at New River Conservancy, and will be transitioning into the full-time role with the town. The Boone Town Council has already been delving into topics they want Santucci to explore.
During the council’s Dec. 15 and 17 meetings, discussions were had about the possibility of electrification of town vehicles. The council heard presentations from N.C. Sierra Club as well as Stan Cross, the electric transportation policy director for Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Cross has served as a consultant in both Raleigh and Charlotte to assist in municipalities’ transportation electrification plans.
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