Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 14, 2022 | Updated: November 14, 2022

[See Editor’s Note](November 2022) Submission related to Gaston County, NC Government: “Electric vehicle charging stations”. 01/01/22 – 11/10/22.

Date sent in to Sunshine: 11/10/22

Original Subject:
Electric vehicle charging stations

Original Message:
How many public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations has Gaston County, NC paid for in Gaston County, NC? How much did each station cost to install and what if any money is spent on maintaining them and using them? How many of these stations are free to use? How much is spent on free charging stations? How many charging stations are pay per use? Is any tax money spent to subsidize these fees and if so how much? I would also like to see how much total taxpayer money is spent on the entire program.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
01/01/22 to 11/10/22

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.

Editor’s Note 11/14/22: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written, it is unclear what specific info the sender would like to receive.

We attempted to rewrite the request to turn what are mostly informational type questions for the County to answer, into a clear request for public records (see below). However, it is still unclear how/if the timeline provided by the sender is meant to apply to all portions of the request. Additionally — It is unclear what “these fees and “the entire program in Parts D1 and D2 are referring to specifically. As such, this request is too vague to send in.

We’d ask that the sender please revise and submit a new request clearly indicating specific date ranges and any other specific details about the exact records being requested.


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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 11/10/2022.

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.

B1) Please provide the total number of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that are “free to use”.
B2) Please provide the total amount of money Gaston County has spent on “free charging stations”.

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 fees. If so, how much?
D2) I’d also like to know how much total taxpayer money is spent on the entire program.

If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
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Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • November 14, 2022 2:18 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending