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Planning Commission to reconvene Dec. 21 for Solar Energy Systems Regulations

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The Reno County Planning Commission is currently in recess and will reconvene on Dec 21 at 4:30 pm at Reno County Public Works located at 600 Scott Blvd, South Hutchinson, regarding Case #2023-10, a proposed text amendment to the zoning regulations to create commercial solar regulations. The public hearing held on November 9, 2023, was closed; therefore, no further public testimony will be taken. The meeting is open to the public to attend.

On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, the Reno County Planning Commission considered Case Number 2023-10, a request by the Reno County Planning Commission for a series of text amendments to the April 2016 Edition of the Reno County Zoning Regulations. 

The amendments consist of the following:

Amending the Table of Contents page by adding Article 25, Solar Energy Systems Regulations.  Table of Contents 

Creating Article 15-105(14A) in its entirety which requires a conditional use permit to establish a commercial solar energy system and subject to the provisions of Article 25. Article 15 - Conditional Uses

Creating Article 25 in its entirety pertaining to private and commercial solar energy systems regulations. Draft - Solar Regulations

Parties with questions pertaining to the text amendments, or who wish to view the case file, or who are needing special assistance may contact Mark Vonachen with the Reno County Public Works Department - Planning & Zoning Division at 620-694-2978 or by email

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