CHV installs electric vehicle chargers at City Hall

BY FREDA MIKLIN
GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER

On March 5, Cherry Hills Village held a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate its four new electric vehicle charging stations, installed just outside the city council chambers at CHV City Hall at 2450 E. Quincy Avenue.

CHV City Council Members, from left to right, Earl Hoellen, Robert Eber, Al Blum, Mayor Katy Brown, Susan Maguire, and Dan Sheldon cut the ribbon for the city’s new electric charging stations.

The chargers are part of CHV’s efforts to address the sustainability and resiliency areas outlined in its recently updated Villager Master Plan, which says that renewable energy technology, water conservation, and resiliency strategies should be encouraged, including in all city operations.

An $18,000.00 grant from the Charge Ahead Colorado grant program, administered by the Colorado Energy Office, was used to help defray the $28,505.00 cost of the four charging stations.

CHV recently purchased its first electric vehicle, a Ford F-150 Lightning pick-up truck, and plans to purchase a second electric vehicle later this year. 

The F-150 pick-up truck is being driven by CHV Public Works Project & Operations Manager Ryan Berninzoni, who is responsible for managing the city’s right-of-way permits, which requires him to drive all around the city regularly.

CHV Deputy City Manager and Public Works Director Jay Goldie and Mayor Katy Brown show the city’s new Ford F-150 Lightning electric pick-up truck. Photos by Freda Miklin

The new electric vehicle chargers are available for residents and visitors to CHV City Hall and John Meade Park to charge their electric vehicles while, at the same time, providing the needed infrastructure for the city to be able to add electric vehicles to its municipal fleet. 

Visitors can use the electric charging stations Monday through Sunday between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm by downloading the Blink Charging App. The cost is $2/hour for the first two hours, $4/hour for hours three and four, and $5/hour for hours five and beyond.

Questions about the use of the charging stations can by directed to Jay Goldie, Deputy City Manager and Director of Public Works at jgoldie@cherryhillsvillage.com or 303-783-2731.

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