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Lewiston sets public hearing on solar project at Sanborn Historical Society

Fri, May 13th 2022 08:05 am

By Terry Duffy


The Town of Lewiston had a relatively low-key work session Monday evening with a handful of smaller news items of note.

•The Town Board announced it would hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, May 23, for a solar array being considered on the grounds of Sanborn Historical Society at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.

“The Planning Board is recommending a site plan special use permit for 2660 Saunders Settlement Road for Borrego Solar,” Councilman Rob Morreale said.

According to the Planning Board, the project calls for a 5-megawatt, ground-mounted community solar system on a 59.5-acre parcel on Saunders Settlement at Bridgeman roads –what is currently used as farmland. The solar project itself would occupy roughly 42.7 acres in the central southern portions of the property and feature two fenced-in solar arrays occupying 23.35 acres.

The project is being pursued by officials of the Sanborn Historical Society as a revenue producer for operations.

•The board approved a resolution by Councilman Bill Geiben for the hire of five part-time leaders and three part-time aides for the Recreation Department as summer activities begin.

For more on the town’s recreation programs for 2022, visit www.lewportsports.com or www.townoflewiston.us.

•Town Finance/Budget Director Jacqueline Agnello announced town auditors Dresher and Malecki LLC would visit Town Hall on May 23 to begin a yearly review of town financials.

Agnello also requested and received approval for a budget transfer to cover $60,000 in paving needs for the Highway Department over coming months.

On a related note, the board said highway crews would begin striping work at the Senior Center parking lot over coming days.

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