Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin, City Council, finance director Sam Lady and accounting manager Beth Keller honored accountant Mohammed Ennin February 10 for finding ways to help Marietta save approximately $334,000 through a federal tax credit program as a result of the city using alternative fuels, including biodiesel, in city-owned vehicles.
As a result of Marietta using a different kind of fuel than petroleum in city-owned vehicles the city is able to receive a rebate on the federal taxes that were paid on the alternative fuel.
“Mohammed’s efforts required perseverance and research to meet deadlines for eligibility,” Tumlin said. “As a result of Mohammed’s research, the city will receive a refund of more than $334,000, with the opportunity for continued years of benefit.”
Ennin, who moved to Marietta a year and a half ago, earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his master’s degree in public administration from Florida A&M University.
The city of Marietta continues to look for innovative ways to conserve energy, while cutting down on emissions and saving money. Marietta’s Fleet Division began using a biodiesel blend in 90 percent of the city’s diesel vehicles in 2008. The city also has several natural gas vehicles in its fleet.
For more information, call Marietta’s Accounting Division at 770-794-5544.