Solar ordinance hearing set

Published 9:31 am Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A joint hearing is set to take place on Tuesday, May 21, to adopt and enact an ordinance relating to solar panels for the Town of Kenbridge.

The hearing is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. at the Kenbridge Town Office, 511 E. Fifth Ave.

According to a public notice of the hearing, the ordinance would specifically add the language “solar panels and/or solar arrays not mounted on a roof of the primary residence, dwelling or primary building where the business conducts its business activities with a conditional use permit” for each zoning district in the town.

The public notice cited that “the ordinance would also add roof-mounted solar panels and/or solar arrays of 20 (kilowatts) kW or less with panels facing away from the road as a use permitted by right in districts R5, R6, R10 and R20. The ordinance will add roof-mounted solar panels and/or solar array systems of 100 kW or less are permitted by right in districts B1, B2, M1 and M2.”

For questions contact the Kenbridge Town Office at (434) 676-2452.