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Waterloo secures grand funding to help navigate solar facility application process

The town of Waterloo has been granted $28,000 in intervenor funds to help in its technical and legal participation in the application of Trelina Solar Energy Center to build and operate an 80- megawatt facility, according to the Finger Lakes Times.

The Florida-based company is moving through the Article 10 process.

Both the town’s attorney and MRB Group will receive the funding, to navigate the legal interests of Waterloo, as well as the engineering and technical review of the project.

A five-member siting board will be expanded by ad hoc members appointed by local state legislators, the Waterloo Town Board and the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, according to the Times. That board is part of the Article 10 process.

Neighbors have voiced significant opposition to the project. They say it will impact property values and impair the quality of life near the project.

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