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Commissioners give tentative green light to solar project


June 16, 2021

A proposed 12-acre solar power development on Eicher Road east of Albany will be allowed to proceed, pending a wetlands review and analysis, the Linn County Board of Commissioners agreed on a 2-1 vote Tuesday morning.

Commissioners Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker voted yes, although Sprenger emphasized she is not a fan of solar energy systems; Board Chairman Roger Nyquist voted no.

Sulus Solar of Portland had originally wanted to build the solar facility on 20 acres, but reduced that request to 12 acres.

A land use application was approved by the Linn County Planning Commission in Februar...

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