Last week the Page County Board of Supervisors made motions allowing solar developments to move forward with no solar ordinance in place.
As expected, the Cape Solar application was on the planning commission’s agenda Tuesday night, but during the public comment session, a concern was raised about whether or not utility-scale solar developments are even allowed to be considered under the county’s current code.
No one on the planning commission could address this concern because, understandably, no one was prepared to evaluate a utility-scale solar application without an ordinance in place. This led the planning commission to table further discussion of solar applications while the county seeks legal counsel.
Citizens who spoke during Tuesday’s meeting had it right, once again: Page County must have a well-designed solar ordinance in place before any solar development is considered. And, until the county adopts an ordinance, we will continue to ask for your help.
Please take a minute to call your supervisor and let them know that before they allow any solar development to move forward, the county must have a strong ordinance in place.