Achieving the Gold designation demonstrates our commitment to supporting locally sourced, renewable and clean energy. Promoting solar technology also ensures our local renewable-energy technical college graduates have job opportunities in their field- a triple win!"Mayor Zachary J. Vruwink
Created an online permitting checklist, increasing transparency for community members and solar installers.
Reviewed local zoning codes and identified restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar PV development
Allowed solar by-right accessory use in all zones (so solar installations don’t require special permits or hearings)
Cross-trained both inspection and permitting staff on solar PV
Provided a streamlined permitting pathway for small PV systems