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Kirkland Ave. Solar Plan Moves Along

The Town of Kirkland Planning Board met last week to discuss new business.

Christy Rose's application for the Hope Chest Boutique in the Old Winn Furniture Building in Clark Mills was approved. Rose said her business sells new and used items, home goods, and items like candles. The Boutique's hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A lengthy discussion was held about the issues surrounding the proposed Kirkland Avenue solar panels project. The Board said most of those problems were answered satisfactorily but wanted some of the site plans and transportation maps to be exact and specific to reflect the road restrictions required of the equipment transports.

The Board determined their decision will be at a later time. Sixty-two days from the end of the public hearing in June allows a decision to be made by Aug. 29.

A two-week extension is expected to be filed to extend the deadline until Sept. 12. Town Attorney Tony Halak advised the Board it was possible a further extension would be necessary.

Upon reviewing the assorted options, the Board determined a list of requirements to be satisfied for project approval, including the study of the effect the project, will have on the local terrain gradient and the SEQR review.

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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