The Town of Catskill will hold public hearings July 20 on new solar regulations for the town, and a bond issue. At the Catskill town meeting July 5 (streamed live online through wgxc.org), members voted unaimously for the 6 p.m. July 20 public hearing on the solar issue. Cairo, Coxsackie, Jefferson, Saugerties, Greenville, and many other towns have held public hearings recently over new rules for commercial solar installations. Because of the new rules, solar companies are looking for land to host panels, and are approaching local residents. Many towns want to regulate the power companies, and Catskill's planning board prepared a proposal to be discussed at the July 20 public hearing. Click here
to play or download a 24-second excerpt of Catskill Town Supervisor Doreen Davis talking about the planning board's solar proposal during the meeting. Listeners can hear the entire meeting by
on the WGXC Newsroom.