Committee to review commercial solar installation

PRESS RELEASE  November 1, 2021

The planning board is establishing an ad hoc committee of seven members to review the town’s existing commercial solar installation zoning and recommend revisions to town meeting. 

Members of this committee must be Belchertown voters and should have some knowledge in areas such as forest ecology, stream hydrology, hydrogeology, agricultural land use and economics, site design, electrical grid, land use law, or public policy, though anyone with the desire to earnestly work on improving the bylaw could participate.

The work of this committee is to be done November through February so to have the draft ready for May town meeting.  Meetings will be public and will be scheduled to fit most members’ schedules. 

Anyone interested should send a letter highlighting his or her expertise to planning@belchertown.org or Planning Board, PO Box 670, Belchertown, 01007.
Downloadable PDF can be found here.