Tell Maysville Mason County Planning Commissioners we need Solar’s Benefits NOW

Local tax districts will typically receive $244.38 from one acre of Solar, compared to the $7.58 per acre average farmland now contributes. This 3124% increase can have this result when considered over the 30-year life, if 6,000 acres, less than 4% of Mason County’s farmland, is Solar.

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This added revenue, to our local tax districts, can support improved community services and/or reduced taxes on the rest of Mason County taxpayers.

If you agree we need Utility-Scale Solar NOW, please let your Maysville Mason County Planning Commissioners know. Remember a polite and well reasons message will help your cause, while angry insults will most likely hurt your cause.

Maysville Mason County Planning Commission Members

Tim Teegarden (City)
Tom Coe (County)Commission
Jean Everett (City)Commission
Annette Walters (County)Commission
Peggy Frame (County)Commission
Lesley Myers (City)Commission
Xandy Stewart (City)Commission
David Reed (County)Commission
George LargerPlanning & Zoning
Michael ClarkePlanning Commission

Solar can differentiate our business recruiting efforts.  As of January 2020, nearly half of Fortune 500 companies have made public renewable energy, greenhouse gas (GhG), or energy efficiency commitments. 63% of the Fortune 100 companies have pledged to consume more electricity from renewable energy generators. To support this pledge, many companies are seeking rural areas with solar production for their new headquarters and service centers. New solar projects could make Mason County an attractive location for these companies, which could, in turn, bring more skilled jobs and tax revenue for our community.

Local vendors and hundreds of construction workers will be needed during solar’s installation phase.  Operation of Solar farms requires more and better paid local workers than if similar acreage is used for cow-calf and cash grain operations.