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Hartland School Board Approves New Location for Solar Panel Farm

Plans for a solar farm to be built on land behind the high school will be presented to the Hartland Township Board of Trustees for approval.

On Monday, the Hartland Consolidated Schools Board of Education approved a motion for a new site location of a proposed solar farm located on the campus of Hartland High School.

The new proposed site for the approximately two-acre installation would be located directly behind the high school building in a “lagoon” area, which was formerly used for the school’s sanitation system.

In November, the school board had originally approved a site location that would have put the solar farm on the corner of Hartland and Dunham Roads.

In an informal meeting with Hartland Township later that month however, concerns over the visibility factor with the original location spurred officials with Hartland Schools and DTE to seek an alternative location.

During Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Janet Sifferman explained that from communications between the schools and representatives from the township, they felt “confident” the new location would pose no issue.

“We addressed all their points they brought us,” Director of Transportation and Operations George Waldrup said. “We don’t expect any opposition.”

The lease agreement would give Hartland Schools $15,000 a year for the land use. The plan will now be presented to the Hartland Township Board of Trustees, and, if approved, DTE hopes to start construction on the last day of school for Hartland students in June.

Gary Cornillaud January 29, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Much better!
Keith Munro January 29, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Thank you for the comment Gary!
Donald Thompson January 29, 2013 at 09:30 PM
It's great when more voices are heard on a issue an a good results comes out of it. This location is out of the way and perfect for this application,plus the schools get some money for the land use,a win win situation.

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