Municipal Solar Policy: Zoning for Solar

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NYSERDA’s PV Trainers Network and Erie County invite all local public officials involved in approval processes of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to attend this solar workshop on

Municipal Solar Policy: Zoning for Solar
October 13, 2016
Morning Workshop: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Evening Workshop: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Workshop Description: This workshop will cover topics related to solar development that are especially relevant to local governments with a focus on developing a local solar zoning ordinance. The first part of each workshop session will discuss: solar development in agricultural areas, solar and property taxes including Real Property Tax Law Section 487 and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs), end of life of solar PV systems, and review common solar myths. The second part of each workshop session will walk participants through the NY State Model Solar Ordinance and review strategies and best practices for developing a clear, comprehensive, and enforceable solar regulatory framework.

Local government officials who complete this course are eligible to receive complementary one-on-one technical support in designing and implementing smart solar policy in their local jurisdiction.

Presenters: Jessica Bacher, Pace Land Use Law Center, Pace University Law School, William Oberkehr and Derric Meister, Sustainable CUNY
Location: Orchard Park Municipal Building - Basement Meeting Room, 4295 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park, NY 14127

To register:

Morning Session, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Click Here
Evening Session, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Click Here

Course Credits: This course qualifies for 2 credit hours toward meeting the NY State mandatory training requirement for local planning and zoning board officials. Attendance certificates will be available.

Fee: This training is free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided by the UB Regional Institute.

For Questions Contact: Debra Liegl, Phone:716-858-6409, Email: