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Parking In EV Charging Station Areas In Branson If Your Car Isn't Electric Could Result In A Ticket

City of Branson

Branson’s Board of Aldermen has passed an ordinance they say encourages the use of electric vehicles.

The ordinance prohibits anyone from parking a non-electric vehicle in an area designated for EV charging.  It allows law enforcement to ticket anyone parked in EV charging stations who aren’t charging a vehicle.  It can be enforced on private property if the owner of the property has requested enforcement by the city.  Fines will range from $25 to $150.

This ordinance originated from a submission through Branson’s “Feedback & Questions” section on its website, according to city officials. An investigation by the city discovered that this act is a common problem nationwide.

They say the 27 EV charging stations in the Branson Tri-Lakes area are used by both travelers and residents, and the city is often thanked by travelers for being forward-thinking enough to have them in town.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.