Augusta County Leaders to Address Expanding Solar in Comprehensive Plan
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - On Wednesday night, Augusta County planners shared a schedule that includes creating a solar committee to include community members, putting a public survey online, and drawing up a draft of the solar amendment.
Earlier in the year, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal that would have put a thousand acres of solar panels in the county.
Gerald Garber, an Augusta County chair, said, "The whole process played out and we were ill-prepared as were almost everybody in the state, so we're like look. We need to take a deep breath, sit down, and address this in the absence of anything that's very specific, so it's not personal. It's looking at the thing and how should we handle it?”
The public will get a chance for more input when the draft of the solar amendment is taken before the planning commission and then supervisors.