FULTON COUNTY UNVEILS VEHICLE CHARGING STATION

Fulton County government's new Electrical Vehicle Charging Station on Main Street in the City of Johnstown was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 24. City and County officials joined representatives of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority at the station adjacent to the Fulton County Office Building at 223 West Main Street for the event.

County Administrative Officer Jon Stead commented on the new public facility, "Fulton County government has been completing a number of energy efficiency projects during the last couple years and was recently named an official Clean Energy Community by NYSERDA. The Main Street Charging Station is one of the accomplishments that boosts our area's clean energy commitment. It also provides one more opportunity to support public access to EV use." Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Jam es Groff touted the addition this way, "The County Office Building is getting a face-lift to improve this entire downtown block. Our Highways and Facilities Department and Planning Department have worked hard on the renovations and the charging station is a nice added feature."

The Charging Station project was co-sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority as an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote the use of electrical vehicles (EV). The Fulton County Department of Highways and Facilities was instrumental in coordinating and constructing the new facility in conjunction with State contractor Energetics Corporation. EV's from Steet Toyota and James Chevrolet were on display at the event.