Oyster Bay Town Councilman Steve Labriola today announced that the Town is seeking proposals from companies to install and operate electric vehicle charging stations on Town property for public use. Earlier this week, the Town issued a Request-For-Proposals (RFP) seeking vendors who can assist in the determining appropriate locations, proper equipment and overall operation of these charging stations at five Town properties. Councilman Labriola stated, “The public demand for electric cars continues to grow each year and the Town of Oyster Bay has an opportunity to better our environment by constructing electric recharge stations to support these vehicles and our residents. From cheaper maintenance of the vehicle to zero exhaust emissions and eco-friendly production of these vehicles, many community benefits can be derived by supporting electric vehicles.” The RFP requires the vendor to recommend appropriate locations in Town property to install electric vehicle stations for resident use. The selected vendor will also assist the Town in securing funding from governmental agencies to offset the construction costs of the stations. The Town would allow drivers utilize the system via a key card system or mobile phone application. Locations will be explored at facilities including John Burns Park in Massapequa, Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, Bethpage Community Park, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, and Marjorie Post Community Park in Massapequa. Additional locations will also be explored and considered depending on the success of the program, which will include various Town beaches and the Hicksville Athletic Center. “Exploring new environmental initiatives has always been a top priority for our administration, and I’m excited to see the feasibility of bringing these electric charging stations to our Town. I commend Councilman Labriola for leading this initiative,” added Supervisor Joseph Saladino.