Resource Management

Solar Farms

Boone County Resource Management is in the process of developing Solar Farm Regulations. Notice of the work sessions and any future public hearings will be posted on this page and on the main Resource Management page in the "Public Notices" section.

Intent

To establish requirements to safely locate, build, and operate utility scale solar power generation facilities and to establish standards to minimize and or mitigate impacts to the public infrastructure and ensure removal of obsolete or abandoned facilities.

Process

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a series of work sessions with Resource Management staff to develop draft regulations. When the draft regulations are complete, the Planning and Zoning Commission will schedule at least three public hearings. There will also be an open comment period during which concerned parties may submit written comments.

After the hearings and public comment period, the Planning and Zoning Commission will review and consider each comment and may request additional changes to the regulations or they may make a recommendation to the County Commission.

The County Commission will then hold at least one public hearing to hear public comment, The County Commission may hold work sessions with Resource Management staff prior to scheduling a vote. The County Commission may vote to either approve or deny the regulations, or they may refer the regulations back to the Planning and Zoning Commission for further review.

Latest Drafts

Proposed Solar Regulations Draft 09-15-22

Section 15.G SEOD Conditional Use Draft Version 10-12-2022

Public Hearings

All members of the public are welcome to provide comments; however, time restrictions per speaker may be implemented.

The public hearing scheduled for November 10, 2022 been rescheduled for December 8, 2022 at 6:30 PM at the Centralia City Hall Community Room, 214 S Rollins St, Centralia, MO.

Notice of Public Hearing - December 8, 2022

Notice of Public Hearings

Draft Notes of 10-20-22 Public Hearing

Draft Notes of 11-02-22 Public Hearing

Presented Documents

Presentation 01-13-2022

Power Point Presentation 10-22-22

Work Sessions

01-13-2022 Work Session Agenda

01-13-2022 Meeting Notes