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North County Notebook


Monday, September 10, 2018
Bernardston commission delays solar farm hearings

BERNARDSTON — The Conservation Commission is postponing its public hearing on the solar farm proposed to be built at 32 Fox Hill Road. The hearing had been scheduled for this evening, Sept. 11.

The consultant hired by the Conservation Commission to review the proposed project’s effects on nearby wetlands was injured in a car accident and is unable to work, Conservation Commissioner Bill Meese said. Meese said that the Conservation Commission expects to receive a proposal from another consultant later this week.

Meese said that the whole process of reviewing the application for the solar farm will likely be delayed about three weeks.

The delay will likely have an impact on the continuation of a Planning Board hearing on the solar farm as well, Planning Board Chairwoman Chris Wysk said. The board’s hearing was scheduled to resume Sept. 20, but Wysk said that results of the Conservation Commission’s work are necessary for the Planning Board to make a decision.

New bed and breakfast OK’d in Northfield

NORTHFIELD — Plans for a bed and breakfast at 748 Mount Hermon Station Road were approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals at a public hearing on Thursday.

Per the conditions of the approval, the house will be occupied by its owners, Denise and Lee Winemiller and can have no more than four rooms for guests.

There will be a 20-day appeal period after the Zoning Board of Appeals signs a notice at its meeting on Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Town Hall.