rb charging 092614The charging station, the borough’s first, has been bagged since completion of the Monmouth Street reconstruction project last year. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

park itA long-completed but never activated electric vehicle charging station on Monmouth Street outside Red Bank’s borough hall won’t be idle much longer, town officials said Wednesday night.

Mayor Pasquale Menna said the council will soon introduce an ordinance designating the adjoining parking space for EVs only.  Violators would be subject to the standard $38 ticket.

There was no mention at Wednesday night’s council meeting if EVs would have to be connected to the charger to avoid a ticket.

Meantime, a committee will come up with recommendations on setting fees for the electricity consumed by EVs, said Administrator Stanley Sickels.

He said he expects the town to host more EV chargers in the future.