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Regular Meeting – August 24,2016

Town of Homer Planning Board
Minutes for Wednesday, August 24,2016 at 7:30pm

Board Members (absent *)
Eugene Wright, Chairman Michael McMahon
Betsy Gray
Bruce Crandall *
Stuart Young
Chad Butts*
Michael May

Public Attendance: None

Others Present
Pat Snyder, Attorney

Regular Meeting
Chairman Wright opened discussion for zoning of solar energy projects. The following is a list of items that were discussed based on the Model Ordinance For Solar Photovoltaic Systems. This was from the Central NY Regional Planning & Development Board. ( Lindsay does a much better job of note taking!)

Agriculture:

  1. Prohibition on “Prime Farmland” (1-4 classifications are Prime Farmland).
  2. Based on NYS soil group worksheets-Federal web site-there are 1 O classifications.
  3. Mike McMahon will contact NYS Ag & Markets and also Fesko Farms to find out more·.
  4. Large Solar Energy System-larger than 200 kw.
  5. Medium Solar Energy-25kw-200km.
  6. Ground mounted -decommissioned for Medium and Large Systems.
  7. A bond should be required and assigned to the town for Medium and Large Systems.

Residential:

  1. Building permits are needed for safety and for assessor knowledge.
  2. Site Plan Review for residential lots.

-Pat Snyder will get someone from soil and water to talk to our group about farmland.

Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50pm.
Betsy Gray, Substitute Recording Secretary