A proposed solar facility that would be built within town limits of Union Bridge and in the surrounding unincorporated county land will go before the Maryland Public Service Commission for public comment.
The first hearing is to be held Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Union Bridge Community Center, 4770 Ladiesburg Road, before Chief Public Utility Law Judge Ryan C. McLean. Another will be held Jan. 30, 2019 time and location to be determined.
Citizens may also mail written comments to:
Terry J. Romine, Executive Secretary, Maryland Public Service Commission, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 16th Floor, 6 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202.
The Maryland Public Service Commission regulates power-generation facilities and will have to approve a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity before construction can begin.
The people of Union Bridge met Thursday night with the mayor and Town Council, members of the town Planning and Zoning Commission and a representative from Citizens UB Solar LLC, which plans to build a roughly 50-acre, 10-megawatt solar power facility on land that abuts the town.
Citizens UB Solar LLC first brought the proposal to a Union bridge Town hearing in May 2018. The proposed the facility off Green Valley Road would be just under 50 acres and produce 9.9 megawatts of power.
The project application can be obtained at the the Carroll County Development Review Office, 225 North Center Street, Westminster and at the Union Bridge town offices, the Town of Union Bridge, 104 W. Locust Street, Union Bridge, Maryland 21791.