Town of Smithfield / Planning Board

Town of Smithfield / Planning Board

64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917

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Town of Smithfield / Planning Board TOWN OF SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Smithfield Town Council will hold a Public Hearing at the Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider and act upon proposed amendments to the following Article(s) and Section(s) of the Smithfield Zoning Ordinance as summarized below: Summary: Amendments are proposed to ARTICLE 4 and ARTICLE 5 which add new district use categories and provisions for siting and regulating roof, building and ground mounted solar energy systems. The specific amendment proposed will add a new section entitled, Article 5.11 Solar Energy Systems containing the following subsections: Section 1. Purpose And Applicability; Section 2. Definitions; Section 3. Permitted Uses And Review Process; Section 4. Accessory Solar Energy System; Section 5. Principal Solar Energy Systems; Section 6. General Requirements For Acces- sory And Principal Solar Energy Systems; Section 7. Additional Requirements For Principal Solar Energy Systems In Residential Zoning Districts (R-20, R-20M, R-Med, R-80 And R-200; Section 8. Additional Requirements For Principal Solar Energy Systems In Non-Residential Zoning Districts; Section 9. Financial Security, Abandonment And Decommissioning; Section 10. Enforcement, and Section 11. Effective Date. Amendments are also proposed to Article 4.3 Table of Uses which add the following new use categories under the general use heading D Public & Semi-Pub- lic Uses: 17. Accessory solar energy system; 18. Small-scale solar energy system; 19. Medi- um-scale solar energy system, and 20. Large-scale solar energy system. At said Hearing opportunity will be given to all interested persons to be heard upon the proposed amendments. The proposals shown hereon may be altered or amended prior to the close of the Public Hearing, without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the Public Hearing. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the Hearing. A complete copy of the proposed ordinance and amendments to the Table of Uses is available for inspection or copying at the Smithfield Planning Office, Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island during regular business hours (8:30 AM 4:30 PM, Monday Friday). Interested per- sons requiring special accommodations or assistance are requested to notify the Town Manager's Office (401-233-1010) 48 hours in advance of the meeting. BY ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL. Paul Santucci, President