Pursuant to the provisions of MGL ch. 40A §5 and Article 2.1 of the Westport Zoning Bylaws, the Westport Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex, 856 Main Road Westport. The purpose of the hearing is to accept public comments on the following proposed amendments to the Town of Westport Zoning By-laws:
Item 1. To create a new Westport Zoning By-law Article 24, Solar Energy Systems, for the purpose of regulating As-Of-Right Siting for the generation of Solar Photovoltaic Energy (a single ground-mounted system of a minimum of 250 kW or above OR occupies more than 1,000 square feet of land), with a permitting process not to exceed 12 months from date of initial application to date of final approval.
Item 2. To amend Section 1. Definitions of the Westport Zoning By-laws by adding definitions relevant to Solar Energy Systems, in the appropriate alphabetical order.
Item 3. To amend the Table of Use Regulations by adding the permitted uses as described in Article(s) 24 for Solar Energy Systems by-right or by special permit.
A copy of the proposed are on file with the Town Clerk’s office, Town Hall, and Planning Board at the Town Hall Annex and may be inspected there during regular business hours or on our website on-line at www.westport-ma.gov/planning.
John Montano, Chairman
WESTPORT PLANNING BOARD
September 13, 2012