Bartholomew County Commissioners Approve Amendments to Ordinance

The Bartholomew County Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved amendments to a proposed ordinance that will regulate utility-scale solar facilities in the county.
The proposed changes will now go back to the plan commission, and if approved, the ordinance will become law.
Prior to the vote, the commissioners heard two hours of public testimony.
Items discussed included setback distances of the facilities from adjoining properties, property values and rights, the aesthetics of solar facilities, and the potential benefit the solar fields could bring to the county.
The plan commission plans to meet again on November 9th.