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Summit Ridge Energy has submitted applications for two separate 2-megawatt Solar Gardens to be located on the east side of Pleasant Hill Road, approximately 1,540 feet south of State Route 72: one is a 15–acre facility located on the northwest corner of the property, and the second is an 16.19–acre facility just south of the previous facility. The property is zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and solar gardens are a Special Use in that district. Before a Special Use Permit can be approved by the DeKalb County Board, a public hearing must be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer.

 

Summit Ridge Energy is requesting approval of a Special Use Permit for the proposed solar gardens on property along Pleasant Hill Road, Kingston. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 2:00 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, KI-18-17 and KI-18-18, are available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

 

Lease Area #1

 

THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST ¼ OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

 

COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST ¼ OF SECTION 26; THENCE S0°24'13"E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET THENCE S89°45'27"E, A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET FOR THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING S89°45'27"E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 800.05 FEET; THENCE S00°24'13"E, A DISTANCE OF 816.75 FEET; THENCE N89°45'27"W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 800.05 FEET TO ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST ¼; THENCE N0°24'13"W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST ¼ , A DISTANCE OF 816.75 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING.

 

AND

 

Lease Area #1a

 

THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST ¼ OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:


COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST ¼ OF SECTION 26; THENCE S0°24'13"E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET; THENCE S89°45'27"E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET; THENCE S00°24'13"W ALONG A LINE 33.00 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 816.75 FEET FOR THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE S89°45'27"E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 800.05 FEET; THENCE S00°24'13"W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 225.47 FEET; THENCE S31°31'51"W, A DISTANCE OF 369.43; THENCE S12°28'22"W, A DISTANCE OF 593.16 FEET; THENCE S8°52'06"W, A DISTANCE OF 408.96 FEET; THENCE N22°38'39"W, A DISTANCE OF 432.26 FEET; THENCE N27°23'25"W, A DISTANCE OF 535.29 FEET TO A LINE 40' EAST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4; THENCE N0°24'13"W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 652.76 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING.

 

P.I.N.: 02-26-200-004

 

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 solar gardens on properties zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

 

Marcellus Anderson
Assistant Planner
DeKalb County Community Development Department
Published: The Daily Chronicle, July 7, 2018