Public Notice - Draft Ordinance 22-03 Solar Energy Collector System Installation
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FLUSHING
GENESEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN
DRAFT ORDINANCE NO. 22- 03
AN ORDINANCE TO IMPOSE AN EMERGENCY TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON ACCEPTANCE AND PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTOR SYSTEM INSTALLATIONS REGULATED BY CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FLUSHING SOLAR ENERGY ZONING ORDINANCE PROVISIONS
WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Flushing enacted the Solar Energy Zoning Ordinance Provisions in order to establish legal guidelines for the potential installation of Commercial Solar Energy Collector Systems (colloquially referred to as "solar farms"); and
WHEREAS, those Solar Energy Zoning Ordinance Provisions mandate that "the total area of ground-mounted solar energy collections ... shall not exceed a maximum lot coverage of 25 percent ... "; and
WHEREAS, there is a potential ambiguity in the language of the Solar Energy Zoning Ordinance Provisions regarding lot coverage which has caused confusion and concern among the community and which would benefit from review by the Council; and
WHEREAS, the acceptance and processing of new applications under the Solar Energy Zoning Ordinance Provisions during the period of review of the language in question would cause unnecessary confusion for the Charter Township and for applicants;
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FLUSHING HEREBY ORDAINS:
1. A moratorium is immediately placed on the submission, review, and issuance of applications for commercial solar energy collector system installations.
2. The moratorium shall be in effect for 90 (ninety) days from the date of this ordinance's enactment unless terminated earlier or extended by appropriate action of the Chmier Township of Flushing Board of Trustees.
3. This moratorium shall apply to any pending application or any application that is submitted subsequent to the enactment date of this Ordinance.
THE ORDINANCE IS DECALRED:____________ADOPTED or _________NOT ADOPTED
Passed and approved by the Charter Township of Flushing Board of Trustees, on the __ day of May, 2022.
Flushing Township Supervisor
Flushing Township Clerk
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