CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council discussed the possibility of placing two Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in the parking lot next to the old DRIP/Cafe Beethoven establishment at its virtual meeting held Monday, Aug. 10.

Torrie Van Wie, a member of the environmental commission and the Chatham Borough Planning Board, led the discussion. Van Wie noted that in order to improve its Sustainability Jersey status from Silver to Gold, Chatham Borough would have to make electric vehicle charging stations available in town.

John Stuckey, director of site development for Volta Charging, pointed to the advantages provided by Volta and answered questions from the mayor and council members.

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One snag in the plan is that Chatham would have to amend its ordinance that prohibits lighted signs. No action was taken, but Chatham Borough Mayor Thad Kobylarz said that he would ask council members to explore the best ways to make the plan viable.

In other business, the council unanimously adopted a $1,155,000 bond ordinance for capital improvements and the purchase of equipment. Included in the ordinance is money to purchase two new police vehicles.

The Borough of Chatham Council will hold a special meeting, set for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17. The council will head into executive session (see the public notice below).

RESOLUTION TO ADJOURN INTO CLOSED SESSION BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Chatham that it shall adjourn into closed session to discuss the following subject matter(s) without the presence of the public in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 10:4-12b: 1. Attorney Client Privilege: Local Redevelopment and Housing Law – Mayor Kobylarz, Vince DeNave and Jim Lott