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Gloucester board to meet Tuesday

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will hold a pair of public hearings when it meets Tuesday, beginning at 7 p.m., in the colonial courthouse.

The first involves the zoning of solar energy facilities. The matter was first brought up by the planning commission last November. The proposed ordinance would require all utility-scale facilities in the county be subject to the conditional use permit process, instead of being permitted by right.

In the proposal, any facility producing over one megawatt of output power in the county’s Rural Countryside district would have to receive a conditional permit.

The second public hearing is being held to hear comments on the county’s Capital Improvement Plan. Last month, County Administrator Brent Fedors presented his recommended CIP to the board. The projects listed in the CIP on are not guaranteed funding. Projects can be added or deleted from the plan if need be.

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