The Village of Oriskany will hold a public hearing by teleconference at 6:45 pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 before the regular board meeting. The hearing is for a local law to temporarily prohibit large scale solar projects for up to one year. Large Scale Solar Installations, as defined by the law, specifically "do not include any solar panel collection system or array undertaken by individual landowners, householders or farmers for their own personal use or the use of a business owned by them.
This moratorium will allow the village to "study and analyze many considerations that affect the preparation of local legislation to regulate the future creation and siting of large scale solar installations."
The legal notice for this hearing is included below, along with the full text of the law. Please note this law was drafted in late 2020, but will be known as Local Law #1 of 2021 if adopted.
The Village of Oriskany will hold a Public Hearing for Local Law #1 of 2021 via Google Meet teleconference at 6:45 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 12, 2020 regarding the Establishment of a Temporary Moratorium Prohibiting Large Scale Solar Installations Within the Village of Oriskany.
This Local Law is intended to temporarily prohibit the creation or siting of large scale solar power installations within the Village of Oriskany for a period of up to twelve (12) months, pending the development and adoption of local laws designed to regulate and govern such installations.
Large Scale Solar Installations are defined in this law as follows: “Any installation of solar panels, equipment and/or buildings or structures undertaken for commercial purposes with an intention of generating power from the sun and converting such power into electricity for resale to or by a third –party (which does not include any individual or business that directs such produced energy back into the public grid solely to off-set their own energy consumption). Large Scale Solar Installations specifically do not include any solar panel collection system or array undertaken by individual landowners, householders or farmers for their own personal use or the use of a business owned by them.”
The Village of Oriskany Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting on the same teleconference after the hearing at approximately 7:00 p.m. The public can listen and participate in both the hearing and the meeting from any phone line or online. To join by phone, simply call +1 617-675-4444 and enter PIN: 257 440 473 6530# To join online, please visit meet.google.com/shn-oiym-owz from your computer or mobile device.
Public comments can also be submitted in writing to the village clerk until 10 a.m. on the Monday before each meeting. For details, please call the village office at 315-736-3512 or visit Oriskany.org
Alexis Albright, Oriskany Village Clerk PO Box 904, Oriskany, NY 13424 email@example.com
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Full text of the proposed local law available in the file below. (Edits pending to reflect date of hearing.)