Solar array ordinance causing a bit of a headache

About a year ago, an application for a solar array that was before the Planning Board was not approved, in part, according to island resident Chris Warfel, because the town’s Zoning Board and Planning Board had different interpretations of the ordinance that regulates solar panel installations.
In the year since that application was denied, Warfel, who owns a solar installation company, Entech Engineering, has been regularly appearing before the Planning Board to try to disentangle the language.
Recently, however, Warfel, citing “brain exhaustion” on everyone’s part, sent a letter to the Planning Board, the town’s Land Use office, and Town Planner Alison Ring asking that the matter go to a public hearing and be resolved, one way or the other.
“I appreciate all the time that you have put into modifying the solar ordinances. I feel though, we have hit an impasse over the option of placing a ground-mounted solar project within the set-back limits for unusual cases, or more correctly, for cases that are removed from main roads,” Warfel wrote. “If we cannot work out a solution to this, then I think that perhaps we need to vote on

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