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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Bill Florea, Director
Boone County Resource Management
Phone: (573) 886-4330

Boone County Commission to Hold Public Hearing Regarding Solar Energy Overlay District (SEOD) Regulations

March 26, 2024 – The Boone County Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed Boone County Solar Energy Overlay District (SEOD) Regulations on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers of the Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center located at 801 E. Walnut, Columbia. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the proposed regulations is to establish guidelines to safely locate, build, and operate utility-scale solar power generation facilities in unincorporated Boone County.

Beginning in 2022, the Boone County Resource Management Department and Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission have been working to develop the SEOD Regulations. After several joint work sessions to develop the initial draft regulations, the Planning and Zoning Commission held public hearings on October 20, 2022; November 2, 2022; and December 8, 2022. Input from these meetings was then considered and, if appropriate, incorporated into the draft regulations. On June 15, 2023, the Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the proposed regulations to the Boone County Commission. The Commission will hold at least one public hearing to gather additional input from the public.  The County Commission may also hold work sessions with Resource Management staff prior to scheduling a vote.

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