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Solar ordinance doesn’t restrict farm or residential projects
In the Laconia Daily Sun / In response to Andrew Sanborn’s March 4 letter in the paper which titled: The Sanbornton Solar Ordinance voted “yes” on Tuesday by the residents of Sanbornton.
Seems that Mr. Sanborn’s claims and accusations in his article are off base and not correct. That’s according to this reader.
They add first that the town is getting “shafted” by N.E. Solar Garden on the payment in lieu of taxes. Cause the town promised a $60,000 payment in lieu of taxes. However which have been much higher for a commercial project. That’s under the regular tax structure for a 25 MW solar installation.
So this payment in lieu of taxes based on the annual projected revenue. The total amount of $60,000 would have decreased every taxpayers property taxes by about $100.
However, the solar company pulled a bait and switch they claim. Therefore is now only proposing a 13 MW system or less. Thus reducing to payment in lieu of taxes to around $30,000 and a $50 discount off your property taxes. Finally and that’s if they put the full 13 MW system in.