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County board members listen to citizens’ solar ordinance comments

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors’ chair Robert “JJ” Orth and at-large member Ashley Chriscoe held a town hall meeting on Monday to provide residents with a chance to share their comments or concerns and to ask questions about proposed revisions to Gloucester County ordinances pertaining to solar farms.

This meeting was held ahead of the BOS’s public hearing on the proposed solar ordinance which is scheduled for Sept. 7.

Orth began the town hall, which was held in the Gloucester Library, Main Street Center, by discussing the first solar farm in the county which is located on Route 14. He recalled that the farm got lots of positive feedback from the community, but it seemed to open up the county for more solar projects. Orth also stated that other counties are having a similar problem of being inundated with solar requests.

Supervisors and the planning commission formed a subcommittee to discuss the solar ordinance. They received a lot of phone calls and emails about ...

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