The Taylorville City Council held a public hearing on the possibility of solar farms and solar energy facilities in the city, on Monday night before their regular Council meeting. Inside that Council meeting, the Taylorville Planning and Zoning Commission held a meeting to do a final review of a draft ordinance on allowing solar farms inside the Taylorville city limits, drawn up by city attorney Rocci Romano.
The Planning Commission recommended the draft ordinance to the full City Council, with a unanimous vote Monday night.
The City Council then adjourned their public hearing moments later.
The public hearing and related discussions on regulating solar farms and solar energy facilities inside the Taylorville city limits, comes after Cypress Creek Renewables indicated to city and county officials that they're interested in leasing property near Taylorville for a solar farm. The property the company is looking at, is directly adjacent to the Taylorville city limits, and would have to be annexed as part of the process.