Barre, Ridgeway seek moratorium on battery storage facilities for solar

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 February 2020 at 10:35 am

The towns of Barre and Ridgeway are seeking a six-month moratorium on applications to construct battery storage facilities for solar projects.

The Orleans County Planning will review the requests during its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 27) in Conference Room C, County Administration Building, on Route 31.

The County Planning Board makes recommendations to the towns on zoning and land use requests.

Barre and Ridgeway are seeking a moratorium so the towns can review their zoning and perhaps update the regulations.

The Planning Board on Feb. 27 also will review the site plan for a beauty salon in Ridgeway at 3930 Salt Works Road in the Light Industrial District.

Planners will also make a recommendation for Yates to either approve or deny an area variance, the site plan and a special use permit for  a telecommunications tower at 1200 County Line Road in the Agricultural/Residential District.

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