Solar ordinance revamp continues


CLINTON — Members of the county board land use committee continued Monday working to improve language in its commercial solar energy production ordinance.  Recommended changes to the ordinance will eventually move on to the Regional Planning Commission (RPC).

State’s attorney Dan Markwell, who was not consulted in writing the original draft, helped the committee as members addressed some ambiguous passages in the draft ordinance. These included difficulty in creating a definition of “prime farmland,” and how much authority the county could legally exercise over the use of private property.  Committee members agreed that language directing how landowners should move or dispose of topsoil should be removed from the ordinance.

• See the complete story in the Friday, Sept. 17, print edition of the Clinton Journal or now in the Journal E-Edition for subscribers.

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