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  • Commissioners will seek input from the Industrial Building Authority before approving a solar panel for a portion of the former Miliken Sibley Plant property near Lavonia. Commissioners will seek input from the Industrial Building Authority before approving a solar panel for a portion of the former Miliken Sibley Plant property near Lavonia.
    Commissioners will seek input from the Industrial Building Authority before approving a solar panel for a portion of the former Miliken Sibley Plant property near Lavonia. Commissioners will seek input from the Industrial Building Authority before approving a solar panel for a portion of the former Miliken Sibley Plant property near Lavonia.

Proposal for solar panel farm tabled to seek IBA input

CARNESVILLE – Prospects for a new solar farm near Lavonia were clouded Monday when Franklin County Commissioners tabled the idea to allow the county’s economic developers to weigh in.

Solar energy company SolAmerica applied for a conditional use permit to install 17 acres of panels on a portion of a larger tract owned by Pacolet Milliken off of Highway 59 and Sibley Mill Road.

Franklin County Manager Elizabeth Thomas recommended commissioners put off a decision until the Industrial Building Authority can be consulted.

The proposed site for the solar farm is currently a part of 333 acres where the former Milliken Sibley Mill once stood.

Commissioners voted unanimously to table the motion.

Wester, who served as a liaison to the IBA, said he would bring it up to the development board at their meeting next week.

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