Medina considers adding electric charging stations at senior center, parking lot behind Mark’s

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 April 2022 at 8:58 am

MEDINA – The Medina Village Board is looking into adding two electric charging stations, each with two ports.

Medina is eyeing the senior center parking lot on West Avenue next to the village office and the also the larger municipal parking lot behind Mark’s Pizzeria and other Main Street businesses on the east side of the street before East Center Street.

The charging stations together would cost about $35,000. Medina would use some of the $580,100 it was awarded in American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Currently in Orleans County the only public use charging stations are at the Burger King in Medina, Hoag Library in Albion and the RTS Orleans/Orleans County DPW on West Academy Street in Albion.

“It’s something to think about,” said Medina Mayor Mike Sidari. “It’s the wave of the future.”

The Village Board will discuss the issue more this month as part of the work on the new village budget which must be adopted by April 30.

The board wants to weigh other requests from department heads to see how to best allocate the ARPA funds.