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December 10, 2016
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Solar panels may be in Tusten’s future

Berlin Township, PA installed solar panels on the township’s community building in 2010, and town officials have been pleased with the performance.
TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

One decision the town would face is the location of the panels. NYSEG requires the panels to be located no more than two miles from the building to which it will provide energy. The location TEC has in mind is property behind the town barn, which is 2.2 miles from town. TEC is waiting to see if NYSEG will approve this location. If not, other locations would have to be considered.

After some discussion, the town board unanimously passed a resolution to support the leasing option of a solar panel operating system for the town, upon NYSEG’s approval.

The Solution Project

Also at the town board meeting, Jennifer Grossman from The Solution Project made a presentation about that organization’s proposal to turn the abandoned Narrowsburg School into a food hub and satellite campus of SUNY Sullivan. In her presentation, Grossman talked about the importance of eating healthy, locally produced food and how we need to support our farmers. She also said that the food hub would support a growing niche market, and that the area has the resources to support it. To read more about The Solution Project’s plan, see http://tinyurl.com/q2sno9s.