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Fall Town Meeting approves seed money for electric vehicle charging units Units proposed for municipal lots

By Theresa Knapp
At the Oct. 16 Fall Town Meeting, Holliston residents approved $10,000 “for the purpose of paying for the upfront costs of installment of [electric vehicle] EV charging units in municipal lots and partially offset the operations and maintenance of said EV charging units.”
The article was proposed by Town Administrator Travis Ahern who provided the following explanation on the warrant:
“The Town’s first EV charging station with a pay station for payment per kWh is set to go live on Green Street with the completion of this new municipal lot. Costs of the Green Street project were offset significantly by State funding and therefore the upfront costs of operating and maintaining EV charging stations was borne by the project.
“To progress with other publicly available pay stations for EV charging, the Town will need to cover the upfront costs prior to executing contracts and requesting Eversource to put in the conduit needed via their Make Ready Program. These potential next locations include the municipal lot on Exchange Street (behind the Central Fire Station), the municipal building at 1750 Washington Street which is in close proximity to the Rail Trail, and Pinecrest Golf Course.”
The article passed unanimously.