September 27, 2021

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East Feliciana Police Jury requires 1st stage to enable photo voltaic arrays on agricultural land | East Feliciana

CLINTON — The East Feliciana Parish Law enforcement Jury took the initially action Monday in making it possible for solar arrays that create energy on a industrial scale to be constructed on home zoned for agricultural pursuits.

Scott Yarborough, a representative of a team hunting at setting up a solar ability operation east of Clinton, declined to talk about specific options but advised jurors and the audience the principals in the proposed plant wished to be confident that they could function in an A-2 agricultural zone right before building a massive investment.

Jurors experienced just before them proposed adjustments to the parish’s land use ordinance, but District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla encouraged them to first refer it to the Scheduling and Zoning Fee for its evaluate.

The alterations contain including “solar farm” to the definitions in the current ordinance and provides solar farm to the A-2 zoning classification’s permitted works by using.

In addition to standard agricultural operations, A-2 makes it possible for a single-family members residence or cell property. Other permitted takes advantage of include sand and gravel mining, oil and fuel wells and recreational camps.

In other motion, the jury reappointed Debbie Odom to the Scheduling and Zoning Fee and Faye Talbot to the Audubon Regional Library’s board of commissioners. Jurors also named Tony Rouchon to the board that governs Water District 7 in the parish.