Solar project inches forward in Farmington

After approximately five months of delays, the Farmington Town Planning board unanimously voted in agreement that it has all the necessary environmental information to move forward in the decision-making process for the Smith Solar Farm project proposed by Delaware River Solar.

The board Wednesday passed a resolution acknowledging that it had received all requested information and suspended the public hearing to begin discussions on the environmental impact.

The proposed 7-megawatt solar facility on Yellow Mills Road would convert approximately 30 acres of prime farmland into solar arrays. The Smith family would continue to raise cattle on their additional land.

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