The regular meeting of the Marshall Town Board was postponed from March 14 to Thursday, March 16, due to a storm.
Consequently, there was not a quorum and no resolutions could be made. In the absence of Supervisor Jack Buschmann, Colleen Baldwin, Deputy Supervisor, conducted the meeting.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Baldwin introduced members of the FFA program from Waterville Central School. They attend a class called Rural Issues and Government, and the students are part of the Agricultural Issues Team.
Their presentation was titled, “Should Solar Farms be Installed on Agricultural Land?” They wrote a two-page summary of the research they did.
The students presented a mock town board meeting, where one of them – Amanda Legacy – was the Town Board Chairman. She called on, in turn, Jesse Jandreau, representing a solar business called Solar Gen-X Sun Power Solutions; Natalee Collins as a landowner who had installed a solar field on her farm land; Dalton Eisenhut as a concerned neighbor; and Kassidy Steinmann as…