New Concord adopts solar-related ordinance, proposes another for wind energy

New Concord’s Village Council has adopted “an ordinance modifying the zoning code” that will “pave the way for the construction of a solar array at the Garland Commons development,” The Daily Jeff reports. Additionally, the council “is considering an ordinance that would green light the construction of wind turbines at the site,” according to the article. While New Concord already had zoning language that permitted some solar systems, the modifications “will allow for conditional use of solar arrays a little larger” than previously permitted, Councilman Bil Kerrigan said. There are no current provisions for wind turbines, so the council will “offer three readings” of that ordinance to allow time for public comment. For more, read the full article

Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind