The Danville Town Council is set to consider a proposal Tuesday to designate one parking spot at the library/community center public lot as exclusively for cars using the new electric vehicle charging station there.
The new unit is the third public charging station at town municipal parking lots, following the installations last year of dual-port charging stations at the Clock Tower and Railroad Avenue lots.
The first two stations have been used more than 2,190 times since April 1, resulting in a 6,371-kilogram reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and more than $2,500 in revenue for the town, according to Nat Rojanasathira, assistant to the town manager.
Late last month, the town added a new charging station to the Danville Library/Community Center Municipal Parking Lot on Front Street, and town officials want to allow only charging cars to use the parking spot adjacent to the station in order to maximize station usage, Rojanasathira said in his staff report to the council.
The library/community center charging unit is a DC Fast facility, part of a ChargePoint DC Express Corridor Program underwritten by BMW and Volkswagen, according to Rojanasathira. The Danville location is the only DC Fast station in the network between Portland, Ore., and the Santa Ynez Valley, he added.
The new, faster charging station will cost users the same amount as the other two town units, 30 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity used, according to Rojanasathira.
The library/community center unit was donated by the ChargePoint program to the town, along with installation, signage, striping, warranty and three-year maintenance costs, with a total value of $65,600, he added. Revenues from the charging rates are collected and kept by the town.
The electric vehicle parking spot is listed among five items on the council's consent agenda, a collection of items deemed routine and voted upon all at once. The regular council meeting is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.
In other business, Mayor Karen Stepper will present a report on her trip to the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C.
The council will also hear updates on the town's Parks and Leisure Services Commission, the Tri-Valley Transportation Council and the Street Smarts program.