Solar in Ag Zones supports Maysville and Mason County Comprehensive Plan 2016 | Appendix 1 of 2 | Appendix 2 of 2

Mason County’s Land Use Management Ordinance also has objectives

Page 27 of the current land use management ordinance states the objective of Agricultural (A-2 ) as: The A-2 districts have been established to preserve and protect the decreasing supply of prime agricultural land and to minimize urban-type development into rural areas until utilities and other municipal services can be provided efficiently.

Solar’s cash flow will keep its land under sod for the duration of its lease and well-regulated solar will have bonds posted to cover its restoration back to farm tillable land. On the other hand, land converted to housing lots is much more expensive if not impossible to return to food production.

All of these points demonstrate why a solar installation is much more in line with the comprehensive plan than subdividing land into house lots or washing the top-soil away with excessive cash grain acres.

Stop-Solar speeches at Public Hearing

Complete YouTube recording of Nov 16, 2021, public meeting