Posey County Commissioners table vote on changes to solar ordinance

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POSEY CO., Ind (WEHT) Posey County Commissioners have tabled recommended changes to the county’s solar ordinance.

Last week we heard from some residents opposed to the solar farm project. They said they don’t want the project near farmland. Others worry about property values.

Some of the proposed changes include requiring solar panels to be 300 feet from the foundation of a home, or 100 feet from a property line – whichever is greater.

The current wording only calls for 100 feet from a property line. Other changes include requiring a 6-foot tree buffer between panels and other properties. Another change would be banning industrial solar farms within 500 feet of a school.

The commission will re-visit the proposed changes at its next meeting on April 20.  If approved, the Posey solar project would begin construction in 2022 and be operational in 2023.

(This story was originally published April 6, 2021)

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