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Summit Ridge Energy has submitted an application for a 2-megawatt, 17-acre Solar Garden to be located on the east side of State Route 23, in the southern portion of the 154-acre property located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Minnegan Road and State Route 23. 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 garden on property along State Route 23, Waterman. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, July 26, 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 petition, AF-18-16, is 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 NORTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST ¼; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 60.80 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.B.I. ROUTE 23 SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE BEING 60 FEET EASTERLY OF AS MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES THEREFROM AND PARALLEL WITH THE CENTERLINE OF F.A. ROUTE 24; THENCE S0°07'48"W ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2052.52 FEET FOR THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING S0°07'48"W ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 592.42 FEET; THENCE N89°52'04"E, A DISTANCE OF 1250.00 FEET; THENCE N0°07'48"E, A DISTANCE OF 592.42 FEET; THENCE S89°52'04"W, A DISTANCE OF 1250.00 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING.

 

P.I.N.: 11-26-100-002

 

The application for the Special Use Permit has 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