After several years, multiple versions and many public comments, the Page County solar ordinance is approved!
At last night’s joint public hearing between the Page County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, 19 citizens expressed their support for the current solar ordinance, and, with minor changes, it passed unanimously!
We appreciate the considerable effort on the part of the planning commission and staff in crafting the final version. We also appreciate the votes of the board members who heard the citizens and voted accordingly.
This is an example of good governance; it would not have happened without the citizens of Page County who consistently attended meetings, spoke up at public comment periods, wrote letters to local media and helped guide officials in making this decision.
Page County now has a good ordinance in place, and we can now participate in the renewable energy industry while also protecting our natural resources, viewsheds, historical and cultural resources and agricultural and tourism industries.