Public Hearing – March 6, 2019 – DG Massachusetts Solar

The Town of Blandford Planning Board will hold a public hearing on March 6, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Town Hall (Selectmen’s Office), 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford MA 01008 to consider the application for project titled “George Millard Solar 2” by DG Massachusetts Solar LLC , 700 University Boulevard, Juno Beach, FL 33408 for a site plan approval as required under the following sections of Blandford Zoning Bylaw:

Section VIII – Large Scale Ground Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations
Section IX – Site Plan Review

The applicants propose to install a 5.1 Mw Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic facility on the 48.3-acre property currently owned by Joseph Stetz and Theresa Mitas, at 12 George Millard Road (Assessors Map 149, Parcel 43.12) in Blandford, Massachusetts. The applicant has submitted an option to lease 14-acres of the property for a duration of 20-years after the Commercial Operations Date. The property is currently zoned Agricultural and undeveloped with proposed access from George Millard Road with the proposed point of interconnection via overhead wires on George Millard Road.

The complete application and Plans are available for public inspection in the Town Hall lobby during regular business hours (8:00am-7:00pm) and at the Porter Memorial Library, 87 Main Street, Blandford, MA.

Anyone wishing information and/or to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.

Town of Blandford Hometown Hero Program

hometown heroesThe Town of Blandford invites residents and organizations to honor the “Hometown Hero” in their lives with a public banner noting military service. The Office of the Board of Selectmen is accepting applications for the Hometown Heroes Program, which involves sponsoring a banner to honor a Veteran from the Town. The banner will contain the name, photo, branch, and era of the honoree and will be publicly displayed along Main Street.

The Blandford Historical Society was the first to sponsor a banner to honor Private Charles A. Taggart. Following the Civil War, the Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to Private Taggart for the capture of a Confederate flag during the Battle of Sailor’s Creek, VA. He was born in Blandford on January 17, 1843, and enlisted at the age of 19. He fought in more than 20 battles and was wounded three times at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Private Taggart’s canteen, tin cup, knife and spoon, cap, cartridge box, pieces of the flag he captured, and his Medal of Honor are on display at the Blandford Historical Society located at 2 North Street, Blandford, MA 01008.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a banner, please complete this application. Requirements and conditions are outlined in the application. Any questions call the Interim Town Administrator, Joshua A. Garcia, at 413-848-4279, ext. 2, or send an email.