Monday, June 3, 2019

Public Car Chargers Coming to Hudson

Alderman Rich Volo (Fourth Ward) has been working to make Hudson a Clean Energy Community and to improve the City's energy sustainability. One of his current initiatives is bringing publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations to the parking lot behind City Hall. 

Last week Volo announced that the City had received the first of two grants needed to fund the charging stations. The $22,000 grant from National Grid will pay for the digging and construction work needed to connect the charging stations to the grid. Volo is awaiting word on a similar grant from ChargeNY, which will pay for the actual chargers. No money from the City budget is being spent to establish the charging stations, but the $1.75 an hour fee for charging vehicles will go into the City coffers. Click here for more information about the project. 

1 comment:

  1. Rich Volo has been the most active member of the Common Council representing the 4th Ward of any alderman in recent years. It is very important to properly represent the residents of the 4th ward especially since we now have equal votes on the Common Council. Rich has done this responsibly looking out for the taxpayers of the ward and the city. Thinking environmentally, completed Clean Energies Communities Grant to receive $35K for solar panels to offset city lighting & LED light bulbs for residents, as reported above, as Chairman, the Economic Development Committee obtained two grants to fund Electric Vehicle charging stations and ports with no burden on the taxpayers plus the ability to add to the city's fund with the revenue.
    As Chairman, vetted and staffed Tourism Board members for the Common Council.
    Created Friends of the Cemetery Group to ultimately offset cost of cemetery maintenance.
    Passed a law to increase fine for persons leaving their pet in a car in extreme weather.
    Maintains a website/blog to keep constituents informed.
    These are only a few of the accomplishments of Rich Volo as 4th Ward Alderman with more to come in the next term!