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Summit Ridge Energy has submitted an application for a 2-megawatt, 13-acre Solar Garden, to be known as the Engel Lease Area 2 Site, on property located on the east side of Somonauk Road, in the southeastern portion of the 58-acre property located approximately 1,700 feet south of Hidden Oaks Drive. 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 Somonauk Road, Sandwich. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, November 29, 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 petition, SO-18-56, is available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

 

Lease Area #2

 

THAT PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 15, 1001.50 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15, SAID POINT BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT "B" OF LOT 26 OF SAID SECTION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT PREPARED BY W.M. HAY ON DECEMBER 19, 1929 AND RECORDED AS DOCUMENT #125816 IN PLAT BOOK "G" ON PAGE 21; THENCE S89°36'43"E ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT "B" OF LOT 26 AND THE SOUTH LINE OF ASSESSOR'S LOTS 26 SAID SECTION, A DISTANCE OF 2168.72 FEET TO A POINT ON THE CENTERLINE OF SOMONAUK ROAD; THENCE CONTINUING S89°36'43"E, A DISTANCE OF 33.13 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SOMONAUK ROAD AND THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BEING A CURVE CONCAVE WESTERLY HAVING A RADIUS OF 9582.30 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF S06°14'24"W, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 591.41 FEET; THENCE N89°35'03"E, A DISTANCE OF 1506.30 FEET; THENCE N35°36'54"W, A DISTANCE OF 299.43 FEET; THENCE N78°54'14"W, A DISTANCE OF 326.90 FEET; THENCE N69°35'55"W, A DISTANCE OF 349.91 FEET; THENCE N86°13'46"W, A DISTANCE OF 284.66 FEET; THENCE N68°08'57"W, A DISTANCE OF 117.30 FEET; THENCE N47°44'54"W, A DISTANCE OF 129.91 FEET; THENCE S89°29'17"W, A DISTANCE OF 129.80 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING.

 

P.I.N.: 18-15-100-006 & 19-15-200-002

 

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, November 10, 2018