Troy’s Board of Adjusters Denies Solar Farm Proposal
There won’t be a solar farm in Pike County. That’s because Troy’s Board of Adjusters struck down the proposal Thursday night.
The board met to hear the concerns of residents about the solar farm, which was being proposed by Eagle Solar Group. A representative from the company was on hand to explain the advantages of the facility. The proposed facility would have been located near Butter and Egg Road and Arrowhead Drive in Troy, on 186 acres of land. Residents voiced concerns of traffic, on-going noise during and after construction and a possibility of their property values decreasing.
“I know a lot of things that were brought out-concerns by the people, a lot of it’s kind of unknown because is new technology and so no one knows whether it would be environmental concern or whatever, ten years down the road,” says Jack Norton, chairman of Troy’s Board of Adjusters.
There are schools near where the facility would have been located, and residents were concerned about traffic affecting the schools, as well as children walking nearby.