Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 22, 2022 | Updated: November 29, 2022

(November 2022) Multi-part request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations” info. 01/01/22 – 11/16/22.

Hello City of Gastonia, NC Government (Records Officer),

I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

This request is related to “Electric vehicle charging stations”. All responsive records requested should include the specific time period of 01/01/2022 through 11/16/2022.

A1) Please provide the total number of “public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations” the City of Gastonia, NC has paid for in Gaston County, NC.
A2) Please provide the installation cost of each of these stations.
A3) I’d also like to know what, if any, money has been spent on maintaining, and using, these stations. During the time period requested.

B1) Please provide the total number of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that are “free to use” to the public.
B2) Please provide the total amount of money the City of Gastonia has spent on “free charging stations”. During the time period requested.

C) Please provide the total number of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that are “pay per use”.

D1) I’d also like to know whether tax money is spent to subsidize these “pay per use” fees. If so, how much? During the time period requested.
D2) I’d also like to know how much total taxpayer money has been spent on the entire program. During the time period requested.

If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

**I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide other than what you see in the message above. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**
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I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

Please note that I cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • November 29, 2022 3:37 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Hicks, Emily” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Smith, Judy” <[email protected]>,
    “Carpenter, Todd” <[email protected]>,
    “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>,
    “Albright, Joe” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 29, 2022, 3:37 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (November 2022) Multi-part request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations” info. 01/01/22 – 11/16/22.

     

    Good afternoon Emily,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Have a good day.


    Status: Completed
  • November 29, 2022 1:25 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Hicks, Emily <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Smith, Judy” <[email protected]>,
    “Carpenter, Todd” <[email protected]>,
    “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>,
    “Albright, Joe” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 29, 2022, 1:25 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (November 2022) Multi-part request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations” info. 01/01/22 – 11/16/22.

     

    This request is related to “Electric vehicle charging stations”. All responsive records requested should include the specific time period of 01/01/2022 through 11/16/2022.

     

    A1) Please provide the total number of “public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations” the City of Gastonia, NC has paid for in Gaston County, NC.

     

    No EV charging stations were paid for during the specific time period of 1/1/2022 through 11/16/2022

     

    A2) Please provide the installation cost of each of these stations.

     

    N/A

     

    A3) I’d also like to know what, if any, money has been spent on maintaining, and using, these stations. During the time period requested.

     

    The City of Gastonia has (12) Level 2 charging stations with a total of (17) ports, all installed prior to the requested time period. The energy consumed during the specified timeframe is roughly 15MWh. The wholesale cost to the City is $0.0321 per kWh. All City EV Charging stations are maintained by the City of Gastonia Electric Division staff with no invoiced chargeback.

     

    B1) Please provide the total number of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that are “free to use” to the public.

     

    All stations maintained by the City of Gastonia are “free to use”.

     

    (9) ChargePoint Level 2 EV Stations with a total of (14) ports

    (3) GE Level 2 EV Station with a total of (3) ports

     

    B2) Please provide the total amount of money the City of Gastonia has spent on “free charging stations”. During the time period requested.

     

    Refer back to A3

     

    C) Please provide the total number of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that are “pay per use”.

     

    N/A

     

    D1) I’d also like to know whether tax money is spent to subsidize these “pay per use” fees. If so, how much? During the time period requested.

     

    N/A

     

    D2) I’d also like to know how much total taxpayer money has been spent on the entire program. During the time period requested.

    N/A

     

    Thank you,

    Emily Hicks

    Lighting Specialist

    City of Gastonia

    (704)866-6826


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 28, 2022 1:49 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Judy” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Carpenter, Todd” <[email protected]>,
    “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 28, 2022, 1:49 PM
    subject: Records Request: (November 2022) Multi-part request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations” info. 01/01/22 – 11/16/22.

     

    Good afternoon City of Gastonia, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again in December if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (November 2022) Multi-part request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations” info. 01/01/22 – 11/16/22.

     

    Message: “Hello City of Gastonia, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    This request is related to “Electric vehicle charging stations”. All responsive records requested should include the specific time period of 01/01/2022 through 11/16/2022.

     

    A1) Please provide the total number of “public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations” the City of Gastonia, NC has paid for in Gaston County, NC.
    A2) Please provide the installation cost of each of these stations.
    A3) I’d also like to know what, if any, money has been spent on maintaining, and using, these stations. During the time period requested.

     

    B1) Please provide the total number of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that are “free to use” to the public.
    B2) Please provide the total amount of money the City of Gastonia has spent on “free charging stations”. During the time period requested.

     

    C) Please provide the total number of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that are “pay per use”.

     

    D1) I’d also like to know whether tax money is spent to subsidize these “pay per use” fees. If so, how much? During the time period requested.
    D2) I’d also like to know how much total taxpayer money has been spent on the entire program. During the time period requested.

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

     

    **I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide other than what you see in the message above. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**
    ——————

     

    I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Please note that I cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • November 22, 2022 5:07 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending