“Attend Duanesburg solar meeting Oct. 21
On Sept. 19, 2019, Duanesburg Planning Board approved Eden Renewables’ special use permit and site plan for a combined 10MW/AC solar power plant sited on 65 acres with 45,000 photovoltaic tracking panels, which abuts my 2,500 foot property line.
On Oct. 16, 2019, I filed an Article 78 against the developer, landowner and town. I learned of the project just nine days before the public hearing. Access to the disorganized application file was frustrating.
Eden Renewables presented project documents that omitted my home, which is 600 feet from the solar array. The approved resolution has the incorrect project address, project acreage and solar array coverage. The decommissioning plan is incomplete, and funding is inadequate. The site plan does not protect my views.
The case is pending in the Appellate Court, Third Division.
On Oct. 28, 2019, NYSERDA approved incentives over $4,700,000 to Eden for two battery storage projects that are not mentioned in the approved resolution or incorporated into the final site plan.
On Nov. 14, 2019, Duanesburg Supervisor Roger Tidball announced a resolution to enact a solar moratorium allowing review of the town’s solar law.
On Oct. 21, 2020, Duanesburg will hold its first meeting to review the town’s solar law.
Attend the virtual Solar Review meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 to ask questions, request stronger laws and protect your property rights. Details are available on the town website duanesburg.net or contact the town clerk at email@example.com or 518-895-8920.
Duanesburg deserves better legal oversight.
read the letter to the editor
Biggs, Susan. Schenectady Gazette 16 October 2020.