SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI (WZMQ) – A project 3 years in the making was back on The Sands Township meeting agenda tonight.
The Superior Solar Project, backed by Savion energy, is seeking a personal property tax exemption. The exception would cover the equipment on the property and the project would instead pay a PILT or a Payment In Lieu of Taxes, if approved.
During the township committee meeting tonight, a motion was made to approve a public hearing to further discuss and make a decision regarding the exemption.
The Solar Project was originally approved in December of 2020, the project is still on schedule, and the Sands Township Board says the project should be up and running by 2025. The boards supervisor, Darlene Walch said they are looking at what they feel to be an appropriate expansion for business in the township as a part of an economic piece, as well as of the value of having a solar project.
the public hearing regarding the tax exemption is scheduled for February 28th at 7pm
Also discussed at the meeting were budgetary measurers, including supplemental funds given to the Sands Township Fire Department to go towards necessary costs not covered by the fire departments recent KBIC grant, as well as the approval of a new $600,000 firetruck for the department.