Lee County issues moratorium on solar, wind projects
- Dec 27, 2021 3:28 pm GMT
DIXON º Lee County will be taking a 6-month hiatus on solar and wind projects to do a deeper dive into the regulations for those developments.
A year ago, the board voted down a moratorium on solar projects and instead created the renewable energy committee as well as made changes to the solar ordinance to address concerns from neighbors of projects including setbacks and visual buffers.
"We need to take a little bit of a break," Norberg said. "We need to look at this again."
The moratorium will be for 6 months, but Norberg said he hopes to have the process done within 3 or 4 months.
The moratorium also will be a good time to update the Lee County Comprehensive Plan to make solar and wind production a supported goal, board member
"We need our playbook updated," he said.
The board approved the moratorium after voting in favor of the 3,838-acre South
It was the fourth utility-grade solar development the county approved during the last couple of years.
The board approved a 1,300-acre solar farm in
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