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Residents speak out against solar farm

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When plans came to light for a solar panel facility on 2,100 acres in the Sayersville area southeast of Elgin, nearby residents and others concerned about the environmental impacts began campaigning against giving the project a tax abatement.The Dogwood Creek Solar is a large proposed solar farm located southeast of Elgin within Elgin ISD’s boundaries. During its May 16 meeting, the Elgin ISD school board voted to consider Dogwood Creek Solar’s application for an appraised value limitation on qualifying property.The project developers, Solar Proponent, have applied for a Chapter 313 tax abatement from Elgin ISD; this tax abatement program was ...

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