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Coxsackie solar proposal slowed in planning board stage

Jun 07, 2021 12:05 pm

Melanie Lekocevic reports in Columbia-Greene Media that the Coxsackie Planning Board slowed the proposal for the Flint Mine Solar project on June 3, denying a request for a lot line adjustment on nearly a dozen adjoining properties. That means separate subdivisions instead for the 450-acre project, with a public hearing for each one. Meanwhile, the state Siting Board will likely either approve or reject the proposed solar farm in August, according to Patrick Doyle from Flint Mine Solar. Planning board member William Whitbeck downplayed the ruling. “These are minor subdivisions — the process is pretty simple,” Whitbeck said. “We are talking about a public hearing. You dot your ‘I’s’ and cross your ‘T’s’ and you get a subdivision. It’s not rocket science.” Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.