One Solar Farm Approved Out of Three

OTTAWA – Petitions for solar farms were on the agenda at the LaSalle County Board meeting Monday afternoon with only one winning approval.  The construction of three solar farms were discussed and voted for with special conditions for one. Approval for the construction of a solar farm in Vermillion Township was made on a 13 to 16 vote, despite the recommended denial of the LaSalle County Zoning Board. The county board petitioned that the approval be made with some exceptions to be debated by the board. The second location in Osage Township was denied on a tie vote that failed to pass. The third petition for a solar farm in Meridan Township was sent back to the LaSalle County Zoning Board for re-evaluation due to flooding concerns on the property.