During its Monday session, Chillicothe City Council passed an ordinance to allocate funds for the installation two E3 electric vehicle charging stations. Specifically, the ordinance appropriates $140,000 to install the charging stations on the municipal lot on East Water Street.
Council member Courtney Lewis said they have received a grant for a portion of the cost: "This city has been approved for $125,500 through the AEP Ohio's EV Charging Incentive."
According to Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney, the city would be responsible for the remainder of the cost, which could be up to $14,500. Feeney said the new charging stations would be more powerful than the current ones (E2).
"I look at it as an economic amenity that we are adding to our community," Lewis said.
Other agenda items also passed included:
- an ordinance authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $300,000 land acquisition bonds for the purpose of acquiring land for municipal purposes;
- an ordinance consolidating two bond issues of the City of Chillicothe, Ohio;
- a resolution proclaiming the support of the City of Chillicothe in recognizing the month of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month;
- an ordinance accepting and appropriating 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant funds awarded to the Transit Department;
- an ordinance accepting and appropriating a donation from the First Capital District, Inc. to purchase new trash receptacles for the Downtown District;
- an ordinance accepting and appropriating funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), authorizing the City Auditor to create a new fund to track ARPA expenditures;
- an ordinance authorizing the appropriate city officials to execute a real estate purchase contract for the purchase of the former Tiffin School property and an adjacent parcel.