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Council expected to consider revised solar ordinance next month

Posted 9/16/21

At the mayor's request, the City Council is not expected to consider an amended solar ordinance when it meets Monday. City Council President Steve McAllister said Wednesday he would move to hold the ordinance until the second meeting in October so as to

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Council expected to consider revised solar ordinance next month

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At the mayor’s request, the City Council is not expected to consider an amended solar ordinance when it meets Monday.

City Council President Steve McAllister said Wednesday he would move to hold the ordinance until the second meeting in October so as to allow for the new director of planning, Tom Kravitz, to complete revisions to the measure and for the mayor to hold a public forum prior to council consideration of the ordinance.

“He wants,” McAllister said of Picozzi, “the language [of the ordinance] to get out there.”

Picozzi said Kravitz is redrafting the ordinance and “I think it looks good, but I want to have a public workshop on it.”

“There’s a lot of misinformation,” said Picozzi, “people think that this ordinance is going to allow solar developments. Solar developments already are allowed.” The mayor said the goal of an ordinance is to create standards for solar developments such as “buffer zones, spacing and things like that.”

Kravitz said Wednesday that his draft is pretty much completed. It was not included in packets that went out to council members.

“Hopefully, they will find this less confusing,” Kravitz said of the ordinance.

He expects to finish the draft this week and for the mayor to release the proposed ordinance next week.

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