Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"consider more stringent regulations for the panels"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The town may consider stricter zoning requirements for solar panels after a local resident brought his concerns to the Town Council. 
Resident Michael Swetz raised the matter during the public comment segment of a recent council meeting, saying he was motivated by a possible 40-panel solar installation on Prospect Street. 
According to Swetz, current laws regard the panels as benign, and do not impose much in the way of regulations on them. 
"Under the zoning ordinance, they're an auxiliary building," he said. "Right now, ground-based solar panels can be put in your backyard like a garden shed, with no screening requirements or safety requirements."
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The statement by Michael Swetz during the Citizens Comment portion of the Town Council meeting on Oct 5 can be viewed here

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