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Summit Ridge Energy has submitted applications for two separate 2-megawatt Solar Gardens to be located on the property located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Pine and Somonauk Roads: one is a 15–acre facility located in the northeast corner of the property, and the second is an 13.5–acre facility just 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 a Special Use Permit for the proposed solar gardens on property located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Pine and Somonauk Roads, Somonauk. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 2:10 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, SO-18-24 and SO-18-25, 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 21 AND THE NORTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 22; THENCE S00°11'56"E, A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF PINE ROAD BEING 33.00 FEET SOUTH OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 22 AND THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE N89°35'58"E ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PINE ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 1417.54 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SOMONAUK ROAD; THENCE S09°14'11"W ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 461.51 FEET; THENCE S89°35'58"W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH SAID NORTH LINE OF SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 1341.88 FEET; THENCE N89°59'51"W, A DISTANCE OF 57.14 FEET; THENCE N0°00'09"E, A DISTANCE OF 455.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF PINE ROAD BEING 33.00 FEET SOUTH OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 22; THENCE S89°59'51"E ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PINE ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 55.54' TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING.

P.I.N.: 18-22-100-005

 

AND

 

Lease Area #1a

 

THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST ¼ OF SECTION 21 IN TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST ¼ OF SECTION 21; THENCE S0°11'26"E, A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF PINE ROAD; THENCE N89°59'51"W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF PINE ROAD BEING A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 55.54 FEET FOR THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING N89°59'51"W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PINE ROAD BEING A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST ¼, A DISTANCE OF 1292.44 FEET; THENCE S00°00'09"W, A DISTANCE OF 455.00 FEET; THENCE S89°58'51"E, A DISTANCE OF 1292.44 FEET; THENCE N0°00'09"E, A DISTANCE OF 455.00 FEET TO SAID SOUTH LINE OF PINE ROAD AND THE PLACE OF BEGINNING.

 

P.I.N.: 18-21-200-006

 

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, August 4, 2018