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MPPDC hears presentation on solar energy growth

The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission met virtually last Wednesday night, Jan. 27, to discuss and took action on a variety of topics.

First on the agenda was the meeting schedule for 2021, which the commission unanimously approved. The commission will continue to meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., except for August (no meeting) and November and December (third Wednesday).

The next item was the amended MPPDC budget. The revised budget includes a reduction of revenue of $871,000. Due to COVID-19, the commission will save money on travel expenses and will also save on utilities like heat and lights because there are not many present in the office. It will also save $2,000-$2,500 on printing and advertising per year using a new copier.

The MPPDC voted unanimously to approve the Amended MPPDC Budget and the Cost Allocation Plan.


The commission received a SolSmart presentation by Carrie Hearne, Solar Program Manager for the Virginia Depa...

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