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TOWN OF CRAWFORD

NOTICE OF HEARING

INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW

AMENDMENT OF REGULATIONS OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS


            PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that there has been introduced before the Town Board of the Town of Crawford, New York, on April 20, 2017, a local law entitled “Amendment of Regulations of Solar Energy Systems,” which local law would, among other provisions, amend the regulation for the clearing of trees to accommodate the construction of a utility scale solar energy system (solar farm), prohibit construction of a solar farm in the front yard of a lot, amend the definition of “solar energy system” to include areas of land that are cleared to maintain solar access, authorize the Planning Board to apply heightened review and more restrictive requirements to solar farms with respect to the New York State Scenic Byway, and prohibit solar farms in the Panoramic and Intermediate Ridge Zones of the Scenic Corridor-Overlay (SC-O) zoning district.  A complete copy of the Introductory Local Law is available for inspection at the Clerk's Office.

            NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Town Board of the Town of Crawford,  New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid Introductory Local Law at the Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, New York, on April 20, 2017, at 7:30 P.M., at which time all persons interested therein shall be heard.

            The Town of Crawford will make every effort to assure that the hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Anyone requiring special assistance and/or reasonable accommodations should contact the Town Clerk.

Dated:  April 3, 2017

                                                            BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE

                                                            TOWN OF CRAWFORD

                                                            JOLENE ROY, TOWN CLERK           

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