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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 Tower Road, in the northern portion of the 153-acre property located on the northeast corner of Tower and Cemetery Roads: one is a 15–acre facility located on the northwest corner of the property, and the second is a 15–acre facility just east 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 Tower Road, Lee.  A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 1:00 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, SH-18-14 and SH-18-15, 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 SOUTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 3, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST ¼; THENCE S89°27'07"E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF TOWER ROAD AND THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING S89°27'07"E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 990.00 FEET; THENCE S0°09'57"W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE N89°27'07"W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 990.00 FEET TO SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF TOWER ROAD; THENCE N0°09'57"E ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF TOWER ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING.

 

And

 

Lease Area #2

 

THAT PART OF THE SOUTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 3, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST ¼; THENCE S89°27'07"E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF TOWER ROAD; THENCE CONTINUING S89°27'07"E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 990.00 FEET FOR THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING S89°27'07"E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 990.00 FEE; THENCE S0°09'57"W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE N89°27'07"W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 990.00 FEET; THENCE N0°09'57"E, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING.

 

P.I.N.: 13-08-300-002

 

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 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