Town of Thurmont Places its First Electric Vehicle and Charging Stations into Service

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Fig. 1 – Thurmont town officials, Becky Long, Jim Hemrick, and Linda Joyce posing with Chevrolet sales reps Doug Martin and Clayton Kennedy in front of the town’s first EV fleet vehicle and charging station.

The Town of Thurmont has placed its first all-electric fleet vehicle (or EV) into service. The 2023 Chevy Bolt was purchased from Criswell Chevrolet in Thurmont in October. The new vehicle is assigned to the Town of Thurmont’s municipal offices and will be used by office staff for administrative functions. Partial funding for the vehicle purchase comes from a Maryland Smart Energy Grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).

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Reminder: Deadline for 2022 Maryland Sustainable Growth Award Submissions is July 15 

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Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize the excellent work of individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governments in realizing Maryland’s 12 planning visions by nominating deserving candidates for a 2022 Maryland Sustainable Growth Award. The Growth Awards are presented by the Maryland Department of Planning and include the categories of Leadership and Service, Sustainable Communities, and Preservation/Conservation.  

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The Maryland Department of Planning Helps with Public School Funding

Planning Assistance in Action

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With a typical annual state allocation of $300 million toward school construction to be distributed to 24 Local Education Agencies (LEA) across the state, the Interagency Committee for School Construction (IAC), which manages the Public School Construction Program (PSCP), has a lot of work to do. The PSCP was established in 1971 to ensure the equitable physical condition of school facilities across Maryland and coordinate state school construction funding. Continue reading