The joint meeting was called in response to a November 9 planning board review of a commercial site plan review of a solar farm proposed for a wooded property located along York Road in East Blue Hill submitted by Blue Hill Solar LLC/Borrego Solar. The 50.76-acre wooded site is owned by the Dethier family.
A group of about a dozen York Road residents formed an association and retained attorney Kristin Collins to oppose the project. Clear-cutting, scenic impact, soil erosion, habitat impact, and other issues form the basis of the group’s opposition to the project.
The estimated $1 million project calls for clear-cutting about 20 acres of forest to accommodate about 10,300 solar panels mounted on a Terrasmart racking system, according to project engineer Ryan Bailey. The company will sell power to a group of private and public entities within the Versant Power service territory.
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Blue Hill Public Library
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