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Summit Ridge Energy has submitted applications for two separate 2-megawatt Solar Gardens to be located on property located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Wolf Road and Pearl Street, in Franklin Township: one will be a 15–acre facility occupying the eastern end the property, and the second will be 15–acre facility approximately 200 feet west 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 Special Use Permits for the proposed solar gardens on property located along Wolf Road, Kirkland. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 1:40 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, FR-18-29 and FR-18-30, 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 South half of the Northwest quarter of Section 13 Township 42 North Range 3 East of the Third Principal Meridian, described as follows; Commencing at the West Quarter corner of said Section 13; thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 10 seconds East along the South line of said Northwest quarter a distance of 2647.70 feet; thence North 00 degrees 21 minutes 31 seconds East along the East line of said Northwest quarter a distance for 33.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continuing along said East line a distance of 1291.68 feet to the North line of the South half of said Northwest quarter; thence South 89 degrees 10 minutes 49 seconds West Along said North line of the South half a distance of 506.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 21 minutes 32 seconds West a distance of 1291.33 feet; thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 10 seconds East a distance of 506.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, in DeKalb County, Illinois.

AND

 

Lease Area #2

 

That part of the South half of the Northwest quarter of Section 13 Township 42 North Range 3 East of the Third Principal Meridian, described as follows; Commencing at the West Quarter corner of said Section 13; thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 10 seconds East along the South line of said Northwest quarter a distance of 2647.70 feet; thence North 00 degrees 21 minutes 31 seconds East along the East line of said Northwest quarter a distance for 1324.68 feet to the North line of the South half of said Northwest quarter; thence South 89 degrees 10 minutes 49 seconds West Along said North line of the South half a distance of 675.00 feet to the Point of beginning; thence continuing along said north line a distance of 729.24 feet; thence South 00 degrees 21 minutes 32 seconds West a distance of 896.19 feet; thence North 89 degrees 10 minutes 49 seconds East a distance of 729.24 feet; thence North 00 degrees 21 minutes 32 seconds East a distance of 896.19 feet to the Point of Beginning in Dekalb County, Illinois.

 

P.I.N.: 01-13-100-002

 

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, August 4, 2018