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Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC, has submitted applications for two separate 2-megawatt Solar Gardens, to be known as Cortland Solar 1 and Cortland Solar 2, on a 35-acre property on the north side of East North Avenue, approximately 4,580 feet east of Somonauk Road: one is a 15.72–acre facility occupying the southern portion of the property, and the second is a 19.57–acre facility occupying the northern portion of the property. 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.

 

Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC is requesting approval of two Special Use Permits for the proposed solar gardens on property along East North Avenue, Cortland. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, October 25, 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, CO-18-45 and CO-18-46, are available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

 

Cortland Solar 1:


THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 21 A DISTANCE OF 874.84 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST, 489.44 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, 19.78 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 214.95 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, 30.52 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 80.37 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST, 866.95 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 772.30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

 

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Cortland Solar 2:


THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 21 AND THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 1322.12 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 555.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST, 866.95 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, 80.37 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST, 30.52 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, 214.95 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, 425.22 FEET TO SAID WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 840.51 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

 

P.I.N.: 09-21-300-004

 

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, October 6, 2018