To help promote a cleaner environment, Salem Community College (SCC) now has an electric vehicle (EV) charging station.
LilyPad EV and Rowe Electric, Inc. installed the charging station for two vehicles in Lot C on the College’s campus, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point.
“The charging station illustrates how your Salem Community College strives to be a good role model in our community,” said President Michael Gorman. “I applaud the Salem County Improvement Authority for helping make Salem County an environmentally friendly place to live and work, and for providing this incentive for our employees, students and campus guests.”
SCC’s charging station and the one installed at the Salem County Vocational Technical Schools in Mannington are part of a settlement agreement reached between the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Salem County Improvement Authority (SCIA) over air pollution issues at the Salem County Landfill, according to SCIA Executive Director Julie Acton.
Acton said the DEP and SCIA reached a settlement agreement on September 5, 2019 after DEP Air Compliance and Enforcement inspections found SCIA out of compliance in years 2012-2015 with permit requirements related to the operation of the landfill-gas-fired flare located at the Salem County Landfill in Alloway Township.
SCIA Board Chair Cordy Taylor said he believes the charging stations will encourage more EV users in Salem County, assist visitors and, of course, help improve air quality in the county.
“The SCIA Board is grateful for Julie Acton’s leadership on this project,” said Taylor. “The SCIA’s collaboration with the DEP, LilyPad EV, Lowe Electric and the Salem County Board of Commissioners brought this initiative to fruition.”
Caption: Officials from Salem County, Carneys Point Township and Salem Community College recently gathered to celebrate the new electric vehicle charging station in Lot C on campus at 460 Hollywood Ave. From left, Carneys Point Deputy Mayor Pat Bomba, Salem County Commissioner Ed Ramsay, Carneys Point Mayor Ken Brown, Salem County Improvement Authority (SCIA) Board Chair Cordy Taylor, SCC President Michael Gorman and SCIA Executive Director Julie Acton.