Solar project still under consideration

DOVER - Green Lantern’s Ralph Meima attended the Dover Selectboard’s meeting Tuesday, where he gave a brief update about where things are with a proposed solar array on Dover’s capped landfill. 
In March, Meima halted the lease negotiation process when he said Green Lantern discovered they needed to incorporate additional language into the lease. 

At the time Meima said Green Lantern was working on getting the appropriate language. On Tuesday he said that process had been completed.

“As far as the lease goes, we finally got our model landfill lease this time last week,” said Meima. “So we sent it to (Dover’s) town attorney and to (assistant town clerk) Jeannette (Eckert) and it’s going to be looked at.”
Additionally, Meima said a 45-day notice of intent to file for a certificate of public good had been sent out the day prior, and that Green Lantern had received a letter from the Agency of Natural Resources certifying that the landfill is properly managed and fulfills the requirements of being a preferred site for solar development. 

“The project itself has to stand on its own merits,” said Meima, “but it is a preferred site, so we have established that.” 

Chair Josh Cohen said he had been privy to some of the back and forth between the town’s attorney and Green Lantern regarding the language of the lease, and that the matter would be discussed at greater length at the board’s June 19 meeting.

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