August 22, 2022
Legal Proceeding Against Town of Mahone Bay Dismissed
A legal proceeding brought against the Town of Mahone Bay by three property owners has been dismissed. This legal proceeding was a Judicial Review of the Development Officer’s decision to approve a permit for the construction of the new Community Solar Garden at the Town’s wastewater treatment facility site.
The Town put significant effort into communications and discussions with property owners neighbouring the Community Solar Garden site but nevertheless has respected the right of those opposed to the project to seek judicial review of the development permitting.
Throughout the proceeding the Town defended the decision of the Development Officer to issue the development permit for the Community Solar Garden while cooperating fully in the Judicial Review process in the hope of a fast resolution. Council has made every effort to keep the costs of this legal proceeding to our rate payers as low as possible.
The Town Council remains committed to moving ahead with the construction of the Community Solar Garden, which will provide our community with clean, locally-produced electricity at stable prices. Construction activities will be taking place this Fall with the Solar Garden expected to come online in 2023.
For additional information on the Community Solar Garden contact: Dylan Heide, CAO