Planning commission working on adjusting and adding ordinances

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 11:39 am on Friday, October 14, 2011

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Planning Commission is working on amending ordinances to bring them up-to-date and adding new ones.
Thursday, the planners had the chance to look over changes that were made to the new Solar Energy Systems (SES) ordinance.
The ordinance walks through what a solar energy system is, requirements, permits and general information about how a can be constructed.
This ordinance was designed to stay on top of new energy trends that seem to be on the rise.
Commissioner Brian Greene asked if adjustments could be made to the ordinance regarding taking down systems after they are unsightly and no longer being used.
Tim Johnson of MainStreet Planning Company said that would have to be up to the city to decide.
Also, the planning commission has been making amendments to Chapter 12, The IND, Industrial District sections 12.02, 12.03 and 12.04.
The idea behind the amendments is to go more in depth and define what could be considered for each section including permitted uses, special land uses and site development requirements.
“It can’t be a catch all, it has to be specific,” Johnson said.

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