Comments on the Proposed Solar Installation in the Scarborough Brook Watershed by BWC Scarborough Brook, LLC, on Land presently owned by Cowls Inc. Prepared for Belchertown Planning Board and Conservation Commission by Stephen P. Garabedian, Ph.D.

Belchertown’s current solar bylaws. are copied below and can be accessed through the town’s website.

On October 23, 2018, The Planning Board will have its first public hearing on revisions to the towns solar bylaws. We support the proposals in article #2 to limit the number of acres that could be clear cut for a solar installation and article #3 to establish a limit to how closely located to one another such large installations could be.