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Arkwright puts moratorium on solar

ARKWRIGHT — Town Supervisor Brian McAvoy said the town has placed a moratorium on the commercial solar development. The moratorium will last six months, and give the board time to learn and discuss what is best for the town.

“It makes good sense when a municipality is making up its mind on what to do,” McAvoy said. “We’ve had a couple developers ask us in passing about solar developments but no land owners.”

Citing time to receive public comment, study, and understand what they think is best for the town, McAvoy said that they’ll make another decision at the end of the six month period.

Meanwhile, the town continues to bolster their infrastructure by renovating their roads. Arkwright’s Highway Superintendent Lisa Waldron outlined a plan to repair and replace some rough patches of road within the town.

“We have an aggressive plan to hard top and repair surfaces,” McAvoy said. “There’s drainage and gravel work to be done, and it should be really good. It’s a very comprehensive plan and ambitious plan we can get done.”

Thanks to the nicer weather the county has experienced, McAvoy said that they can get to work on the project right away.

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