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

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

Hello Gaston County, 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” that Gaston County, 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 Gaston County 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 3:12 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>
    cc: Kim Eagle <[email protected]>,
    Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 29, 2022, 3:12 PM
    subject: Re: {External} Records Request: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Gaston County, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations” info. 01/01/22 – 11/16/22.

     

    Good afternoon Adam,

     

    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 2:27 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Adam J. Gaub <[email protected]astongov.com>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Kim Eagle <[email protected]>,
    Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 29, 2022, 2:27 PM
    subject: RE: {External} Records Request: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Gaston County, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations” info. 01/01/22 – 11/16/22.

     

    Good afternoon –

     

    Our public works department has pulled the information you have requested. Please see below.

     

    A1) Please provide the total number of “public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations” that Gaston County, NC has paid for in Gaston County, NC. – Gaston County has three (3) public electric vehicle charging stations.

     

    A2) Please provide the installation cost of each of these stations. – No public funds were used for the installation of these electric vehicle charging stations. A $5,000 grant was received from Duke Energy.

     

    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 cost per unit is $345 for an annual cloud plan, which is required to make any service calls or maintenance regarding the units. Also, $895 was spent for one of the units to replace the head unit, which was damaged by vandalism.

     

    B1) Please provide the total number of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that are “free to use” to the public. – Three (3) units are free to use for the public.

     

    B2) Please provide the total amount of money Gaston County has spent on “free charging stations”. During the time period requested. – During the time period requested, $1,240 was spent for the cloud plan renewal and replacement head unit.

     

    C) Please provide the total number of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that are “pay per use”. – Zero (0) charging stations 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. – No tax money was used to subsidize “pay per use” fees.

     

    D2) I’d also like to know how much total taxpayer money has been spent on the entire program. During the time period requested. – During the time period requested, $1,240 was spent for cloud plan renewal and replacement head unit.

     

    Thanks,
    Adam


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 29, 2022 2:04 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>,
    Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 28, 2022, 2:04 PM
    subject: Re: {External} Records Request: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Gaston County, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations” info. 01/01/22 – 11/16/22.

     

    Good Afternoon,

     

    We have received your records request and will forward it to the appropriate department. Please note that your request will be fulfilled in the order it was received. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.

     

    Best regards,
    Dandria


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 28, 2022 1:44 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>,
    Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 28, 2022, 1:44 PM
    subject: Records Request: (November 2022) Multi-part request for Gaston County, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations” info. 01/01/22 – 11/16/22.

     

    Good afternoon Gaston County 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 Gaston County, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations” info. 01/01/22 – 11/16/22.

     

    Message: “Hello Gaston County, 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” that Gaston County, 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 Gaston County 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 4:20 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending