Calling for a Moratorium on Large Scale/Industrial Solar in Dryden, NY
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On May 3, 2017 the Dryden Planning Board voted to recommend that the Town Board adopt a Moratorium on Large Scale/Industrial Solar in Dryden, We applaud the Planning Boards wisdom and the care they showed for our community, its people and the environment. Please show your support by signing the petition and encourage your friends to do the same. With your help we can Protect Dryden Better.
The resolution is below.
Resolution: Moratorium on large scale/industrial solar installations
T. Hatfield offered the following resolution:
Whereas, the Town Board has asked the Planning Board for input regarding solar installations pending before the Town of Dryden, and
Whereas, the Town Board and Planning Board are now considering at least two applications for large scale industrial solar installations
It is hereby resolved that the Planning Board recommends that the Town Board consider adopting a moratorium on large scale/industrial solar applications above 2 (two) megawatts to give the Town time to amend its solar law by identifying and adding the use of industrial solar and the applicable regulations, to better guide the Town’s boards (both the Planning Board and the Town Board) with respect to:
- Determining if the location of the current applicant’s facilities, if approved, would be placed in the Town where it would be most beneficial once all competing needs are accounted for, i.e; impact on neighborhoods, view sheds, delivery of services, etc.
- District regulations, including zoning.
- The desired location of such facilities.
- The impacts on neighborhoods, view sheds, delivery of services, etc.
Given the complexities of the applications, the costs the Town is now incurring and the intense interest of the community, the Planning Board believes the Town will be well served if the Town Board declares a moratorium to review and amend it’s newly created solar law to better serve the community.
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