488 State Route 295
Chatham, NY 12037

Phone: (518) 392-1655     Fax: (518) 392-4934

Email: townofchatham@fairpoint.net
Website: http://chathamnewyork.us


Town of Chatham

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)


The Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and installation thereof will help our Town to meet goals identified in our Climate Smart Community and Clean Energy Community programs.  The successful bidder will provide a minimum of 1 hour training with the Town and Village staff regarding electric vehicles and the operation of the charging station.  Bids must include the total itemized costs of the charging station. (hardware, installation, and software) as well as software costs per year.

Questions and or requests for field survey arrangements may be sent to Cara Humphrey- carah@frontiernet.net,   Please allow 24 hours for response.

Bids to be submitted to kevin@kevinweldonchatham.com ( Kevin Weldon) and landrahaber.chathamny@gmail.com (Landra Haber) no later than March 4th, 2018.

  • The Town of Chatham is requesting proposals for providing and installing a dual port level II electric vehicle charging station (EVSE) capable of supplying 7.2 kW at each of two ports in the rear parking lot behind the Tracy Memorial Building, in the Village of Chatham.  This busy parking lot coowned with the Village Chatham, and used by local businesses and visitors to Chatham alike.
  • Proposed EVSE’s should be equipped with standardized SAE J1772-2009 round couplers and a minimum of (2) 18 ft. retractable cord extensions. The EVSE must have connectivity with internet via Wi-Fi or cellular connections which enable users to reserve and or check the status of the EVSE’s via remote applications on cell phones or computer.
  • The EVSE installed must be capable of cell phone and email notification of completed sessions, plug-out notification, location of EVSE (including rates, in-use status and reservation capability).
  • A site host capability must be provided to communicate with the smart EVSE to establish rates, determine usage, verify user identity, troubleshoot errors, and gather kwh consumption. Reporting capabilities shall include Date, Location, Electricity used for each charging session, as well as Monthly reports.
  • Installation of EVSE will require an electrical interconnection to a new meter and service on a pedestal or at the nearest utility pole in rear parking area behind the Tracy Memorial Building. Contractor shall be responsible for providing and installing electric service entry cable, meter pan, disconnect, all conductors, conduits and any accessories necessary.  The installation site preparation will be performed by Town of Chatham personnel, including trenching, excavation, and backfilling at a coordinated time with Town personnel.
  • Contractor will be responsible for scheduling a site inspection prior to responding to this RFP. Proposal should include electrical line diagram, equipment to be installed, specification sheets, a description of both manufacturer’s and workmanship warranties, and estimated time of installation.
  • Proposers must have prior experience successfully installing a minimum of 5 EVSE charging stations and provide 3 municipal, or commercial references. Please include a statement of qualifications demonstrating experience with similar projects.
  • A Certificate of Insurance specified in the form of Contract must be filed with the Town of Chatham Clerk prior to installation commencement.

All proposals shall be become the property of the Town of Chatham.  The Town of Chatham reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.




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Or pay in person on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8AM to 4PM



The Assessor’s Office

Special Winter Hours on Tuesdays 9 AM to 12 Noon
in addition to Monday from 3-6PM and Thursday 4-6PM

For updates, please see the Assessor’s Page.


For agendas, reports, minutes and meeting schedules for Town Committees click on the Committees page.


For information on the proposed new zoning code click on the links below.

Updated Zoning July 19 2017

Comparison Current to Proposed Zoning 7 19 17
Chatham checklist August 2017
Letter for posting online for Town of Chatham
Summary of Phase 1 Changes Made



Click here for the
Source Water Protection plan


Broadband Survey

Please help us collect data for Broadband in Columbia County by taking the new survey prepared by the Town of Hillsdale Broadband Committee.  By evaluating the original Connect Columbia survey and this new one, it has been determined that the Broadband Programs Office maps do not accurately reflect the availability and speeds of Broadband in Columbia County. The purpose of this survey is to assist in correcting those inaccuracies.  The data collected will be shared with the Board of Supervisor’s Economic Development Broadband subcommittee.   Thank you for your cooperation.

Survey link: http://bit.ly/colcobroadbandsurvey

Map of results: http://bit.ly/colcobroadbandmap



Please see the Agenda Page for Town Board Agendas

Videos of Meetings: Videotaped by residents and may be found on YouTube


For Real Property Tax Assessments click below





Residents may drop off scrap metal at the Highway Department
Mondays through Fridays, 7:00AM-3:30PM

Only METAL will be accepted: White metals, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, lawn mowers, car parts, cabinets, tools, etc.


Thank you for helping keep our Town clean!


Other Helpful Documents and Information

PS 21 and Developer’s Agreement: 2015-09-15 Final Developers Agreement

Town Agricultural Plan as part of the Comprehensive Plan: http://chathamkeepfarming.org/CAPAgProtectionPlan.html

2012 Ethics Committee Final Draft

North Chatham Fire District Meetings:
8:00 AM on the 2nd Saturday of the Month


Columbia County Reverse 911 System: Link