MOUNT JACKSON – The town Planning Commission endorsed a proposal Monday that would let a solar power farm set up off Turkey Knob Road.
The panel voted 3-0 to recommend that the Town Council approve a special-use permit requested by Mt. Jackson Solar I LLC to build a 15.65-megawatt, solar electricity generating facility. Commissioners Ken Hackenbracht, Anita Miller and Evelyn Burner voted in favor of the motion. Commissioner Robert Whitehurst abstained because he has a conflict. Hackenbracht also serves on the Town Council.