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Greenville to hold public hearing on solar law changes

Apr 05, 2022 1:00 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media that the town of Greenville is considering changes to its existing laws governing commercial solar facilities. A public hearing for community input on the proposed modifications will be conducted before the Greenville Town Board regular meeting later this month. The planning board developed the changes, working with town attorney Tal Rappleyea {Rapple-YAY] with input from town board members during a three-hour meeting held two months ago. The changes apply only to commercial solar farms, not to solar energy projects that generate power for individual homes, planning board chair Don Teator said. The solar industry is in a state of constant change, requiring the need for an updated law, but there was not one specific project or issue that called for the update, Teator said. The proposed modified zoning law adds language that requires solar projects be designed and built to be “as compatible as possible with the character of the surrounding community.” The public hearing on the zoning law modifications will be held 6;30 p.m., April 18 at the Pioneer Building on Route 32 in Greenville. Read the full story at The UpStater [dot] com.