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Kinderhook board reviewing solar policy

Sep 20, 2016 12:03 am

Emilia Teasdale is reporting in The Columbia Paper the Kinderhook Town Board is currently reviewing proposed amendments to the town's policy on solar panels. The suggested changes to the law include a prohibition of large scale solar panel arrays known as solar farms within the town limits, and restrictions on where ground-mounted panels may go on a property. Town attorney Andy Howard said the amendments will now be sent to the Planning Board and the Code Committee for review before they come back to the town board for consideration. Town Supervisor Pat Grattan said the town’s Climate Smart Communities Committee will talk about solar energy and hear from a representative from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority about alternative energy at their next meeting Thu., Sept. 22. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.