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Vermont PSD Solar Siting Task Force Meetings

Vermont Public Service Department Announces Third Meeting and Remaining Meetings of Solar Siting Task Force
Montpelier, Vermont – The third meeting of the Solar Siting Task Force will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont.  The Solar Siting Task Force was created in Act 56 of the 2014-2015 legislative session.  Details on the membership, duties, and timeframe of the Task Force can be found in Act 56, Sec. 26g.
The draft agenda for the October 22, 2015 meeting is listed below. The remaining meetings of the Solar Siting Task Force will occur as follows:
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Room 11 of the Vermont State House
Friday, November 13, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in Room 11 of the Vermont State House
Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Room 10 of the Vermont State House
Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in Room 10 of the Vermont State House
 
Solar Siting Task Force October 22, 2015 Draft Meeting Agenda
I. Welcome and Overview of Agenda and Discussion of Future Meetings (5 mins)
PSD Commissioner Christopher Recchia
II. Approval of 9/17/15 Minutes (5 mins)
III. Overview of Act 250 and Section 248 (30 mins)
Lou Borie and Jon Groveman, Natural Resources Board and
Jeannie Oliver, Department of Public Service
IV. Overview of VSA Title 24 Chapter 117, State Land Use Goals and Energy (20 mins)
Sharon Murray, Vermont Planners Association
V. Town Experience and Suggestions for Solar Development (20 mins)
VI. Invitation pending Developer Experience and Suggestions for Solar Development (20 mins)
VII. Chad Farrell, Encore Redevelopment Public Comments (20 mins)
VIII. Other Business
IX. Next meetings:
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Room 11 of the Vermont State House
Friday, November 13, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in Room 11 of the Vermont State House
Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Room 10 of the Vermont State House
Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in Room 10 of the Vermont State
X. Wrap Up
All meetings of the Solar Siting Task Force are open to the public.
The Public Service Department is an agency within the executive branch of Vermont state government. Its charge is to represent the public interest in matters regarding energy, telecommunications, water and wastewater.

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