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Cenergy Power has submitted applications for two separate 2-megawatt Solar Gardens, to be known as PSCS, LLC 1 and PSCS, LLC 2, to be located on 155-acre property located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Pine Road and Gov. Beveridge Highway, in Somonauk Township: one will be a 9.45–acre facility in the northeast corner of the property, and the second will be 9.45–acre facility immediately south of the first facility. The property is zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and solar gardens are a Special Use in that district. Before Special Use Permits can be approved by the DeKalb County Board, a public hearing must be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer.

 

Cenergy Power is requesting approval of Special Use Permits for the proposed solar gardens on property located on the west side of Gov. Beveridge Highway, Somonauk. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the DeKalb County Administrative Center, Conference Room East, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178. Because this will be the only opportunity for public input on this application, all interested persons are encouraged to attend and be heard. The Special Use Permit petitions, SO-18-38 and SO-18-39, are available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

 

THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. EXCEPT THE SOUTH 450.0 FEET OF THE EAST 484.0 FEET, CONTAINING 157.19 ACRES MORE OR LESS, ALL SITUATED IN SOMONAUK TOWNSHIP. DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AND SUBJECT TO THE RIGHTS OF THE PUBLIC TO THAT PORTION BEING USED AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY.

 

P.I.N.: 18-20-200-002

 

The applications for the Special Use Permits have been filed in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.02 of the Zoning Ordinance in order to approve the construction of two solar gardens on property zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

 

Marcellus Anderson
Assistant Planner
DeKalb County Community Development Department
Published: The Daily Chronicle, September 22, 2018