Monday evening, Mayor Mark Senter recognized Daniel Palladino, a summer intern from Fishers, Indiana who spent 120 hours assisting City Attorney Sean Surrisi.  Daniel will be a senior at the O’Neal School of Public Policy at IU this fall. 

City Attorney Surrisi said, Daniel drafted the redistricting ordinance and worked on several other projects including the acquisition of an electric vehicle charging station. 

The City of Plymouth received a $9,000 grant from MACOG through the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program and a $3,000 co-share assistance grant from the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, a $500 contribution from MACOG, and a $500 contribution from NIPSCO to install an electric vehicle charging station.  The dual charging stations will be located in the city parking lot at the intersection of LaPorte and Center Streets. 

The estimated cost for the duel charging stations is $16,207 and Surrisi said installation is expected to be later this year.

The Plymouth Street Department will assist with the project by providing some prep work and concrete work for the installation.  An electrician will be hired to complete the installation.

As part of the grant application, the City of Plymouth has agreed to offer during the first 2-years, 2-hours of free charging for electric vehicles.  Users will then be charged $2 per hour to charge their vehicle after their use of the free hours. 

Surrisi said Daniel Palladino worked on the ordinance the City Council will consider for the establishment of the electric vehicle charging station and the fee.  The ordinance will also restrict the parking of a non-electric vehicles in the charging station spaces.