Pulaski County to Host Informational Meeting with Solar Developer Today

A solar energy developer will make its pitch to Pulaski County residents and officials this afternoon. A question-and-answer session will be held at 3:30 EDT at the Pulaski County Highway Garage, according to Building Inspector Doug Hoover.

“There’s questions that people want to know about,” Hoover told the commissioners Monday. “There’s not going to be no voting, no nothing. It’s just informational only.” Hoover said the event will be open to the public. He’s also encouraged several county officials to attend.

This developer is one of a few that have expressed interest to the Pulaski County Building Department. The county’s advisory plan commission is working on updates to its solar development regulations. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer told the county council last week that he’s written a first draft for the plan commission to consider. “Major companies, they don’t want to develop here if the rules aren’t in place, and we don’t want them to develop here if the rules aren’t in place,” he said.

County officials believe solar development has the potential to bring in a lot of revenue for the county government, as well as local landowners.