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Municipal Solar Ordinances: Guidance and Considerations

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Orchard Park Municipal Building - Basement Meeting Room

4295 South Buffalo Street

Orchard Park, NY 14127

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Workshop Description: This workshop will cover topics related to solar development that are especially relevant to local governments with a focus on developing a local solar zoning ordinance. The first part of the workshop will discuss: solar development in agricultural areas, and solar and property taxes including Real Property Tax Law Section 487 and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs). The second part of the workshop will walk participants through the NY State Model Solar Ordinance and review strategies and best practices for developing a clear, comprehensive, and enforceable solar regulatory framework. Local government officials who complete this course are eligible to receive complementary one-on-one technical support in designing and implementing smart solar policy in their local jurisdiction.

Presenter: Jessica Bacher, Pace Land Use Law Center, Pace University Law School

Course Credits: This course qualifies for credit hours toward meeting the NY State mandatory training requirement for local planning and zoning board officials. Check with your municipality for further information. Attendance certificates will be available.

Fee: This training is free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided by the UB Regional Institute.

For Questions Contact: Debra Liegl, Phone:716-858-6409, Email: Debra.Liegl@erie.gov

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