Many, perhaps most, residents of Wattsburg and all of Venango Township recently discovered there are plans for an 1100 acre solar project to be constructed on properties just north and west of Wattsburg. The planning has been under way for quite some time with leases and purchase options already in place with the property owners involved. For a project of this magnitude, you would expect there to be a lot of information and open discussion among the residents, but it hasn’t happened until now because details have not been widely distributed or announced. Now that a public hearing is imminent, on September 20th at 6PM in the Venango Township office, supervisors have to inform the public.
Our intention here is to bring everyone up to speed as quickly as possible. There are many residents trying to stay up to date on local issues who are not at all happy with the way this project has been progressing under the radar, and the more they find out, the more questions they have.
Whoa! Let’s slow down
We strongly urge the Venango Township supervisors to delay any decision on the conditional use request from Wilson Solar until all residents of Wattsburg and Venango Township have had a chance to completely review the details of what is being proposed and have had a chance to ask questions and to have them answered in full. This is a major undertaking that will impact the area for decades and any hasty decision before thoroughly investigating this project may cause a great deal of harm to the entire community.
Bookmark this site now, we have a lot of work to do. Everyone needs to attend the public hearing, at 6PM, September 20th, 9141 Townhall Road, Wattsburg, PA to learn more about their intentions directly from the supervisors and company representatives, and they need to hear from you. See you there!