Historic District Shines Favorable on the Future of Energy Harvesting

Historic District Commission gives thumbs up on solar, but the info at the Durham Library Tuesday night at 7 p.m. is for anyone in Durham who wants to get the low down on this time limited program.


People on town commissions walk an often awkward line between the rights and responsibilities of a few and the general well being of the town, AND they don't get paid to do it. They're just citizens like the rest of us. Difference is, they are giving their time and effort to maintain and enforce particular ordinances and regulations.

Durham's Historic District Commission decided favorable on our application Monday evening to install our solar panels (Yeah!). Another applicant, Duncan Milne was also approved. Then with consideration to the timeline of the program and necessity to hear applicants in a timely manner, chairman Tom Woodson suggested that need being, the Commission would be willing to hold a special meeting to accommodate residents of the district.

Well now, I think that is just as fine as it gets. He even wanted me to include his contact info in case someone had particular questions (trw188@gmail.com, 860-916-3368). If you've been too busy to call BeFree Solar (1-888-596-2922), and too busy to stop by the Discovery Tent at the Fair, or the High School last month, and too busy to come to the Library tonight  at 7 p.m., then hopefully you are on autopay with CL&P because then it won't take you any time at all to have that money sucked out of your account.

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Scott Wheeler October 03, 2012 at 01:57 PM
No brainer, no way could that be denied in this time and age. Hope to see the entire stretch of that state highway with panels.
Tina Hurlbert October 04, 2012 at 12:24 AM
That's great news, Marilyn! Can't wait to see more homes in town generating their own electricity! Congrats!


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