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Council to hear proposal for electric car stations at Gateway Park

By Amanda Raymond
amanda.raymond@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — An electric car charging station may soon be installed at Gateway Park.

City Council will be considering the proposal at a meeting at 217 S. Main St. at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to meeting documents, the city’s engineering department applied for reimbursement of the qualifying costs for an electric vehicle charging station through Duke Energy’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Support Project.

The department wants to put in one two-port EVCS bollard at Gateway Park. Duke Energy would reimburse up to $5,000 per port, $20,000 per site or $50,000 per entity.

The department expects Duke Energy to cover all expenses for the station. Continuing costs would include $280 per port annually for support of the network service and about $3,000 for the station itself. An additional cost would be $2,580 for the parts and labor contract per bollard.

In other business, the council will:

  • Consider approving the consent agenda, which includes:
    • Giving a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Essential Tax to add an additional vehicle to the fleet.
    • Adopting a resolution accepting a $130,000 Wastewater Asset Inventory and Assessment grant offer to assess and inventory infrastructure for wastewater operations.
    • Adopting a resolution accepting a $130,000 Water Asset Inventory and Assessment grant offer to assess and inventory infrastructure for water operations.
    • Adopting an ordinance declaring temporary road closures for the Veterans Day Parade and Holiday Caravan Parade.
    • Allowing the city engineer to extend agreements with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for maintenance of signs, markings and markers, traffic signals and the computerized traffic signal system.
    • Approving a request for a temporary right-of-way use permit adjacent to 101 S. Main St. through Nov. 7.
    • Adopting a $5,000 budget ordinance amendment to the fiscal year 2016-17 budget to appropriate donations to Hurley Park.
  • Consider giving a $301,344 contract to Vanguard Utility Service for the Advance Metering Project large meter installation.
  • Hear an update on the location of the proposed dog park.
  • Make appointments to boards and commissions.
  • Hear public comment.
  • Hear comments from the city manager.

The mayor will proclaim Oct. 22 as National Make a Difference Day.

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.

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