Friday, November 5th, 2021
Just a few things from the Select Board and Planning Board
Cathy Jordan is retiring after 10 years of service to this community, she will be missed. Cathy plans on enjoying time with her family. Please welcome our new Town Clerk, Nicole MacFarline. Nicole has 8 years of municipal training, we are happy to have her on board.
Solar Array – The Clifton Planning Board members have been busy working on a few applications. The application was presented to the Planning Board on November 20th, 2020; permit application is for a proposed 4.88 MW Solar Power Array to be located at 45 Airline Road, Clifton Solar from Tom Donnelly, HEP Energy USA LLC Senior Vice President. As of August 30th, 2021 the application has been completed and the developers can now begin the construction. The application is on file at the Clifton Town Office.
Wind Project- The second application presented to the Planning board was for phase two of Pisgah Mt LLC Wind, Silver Maple LLC. This application was completed and construction is underway. The 5 turbines should be arriving sometime in the summer of 2022. The Clifton Board of Select People has signed agreement to enter into a TIF agreement with Silver Maple. The town will not receive TIF revenues from this until the turbines are up and generating power.
Internet- As promised, the Select signed with Premium Choice Broadband for internet service throughout the whole town. They have been doing preliminary work, checking all poles, lining up permits. All Grants will be submitted this month, November. As soon as we hear back of our Grant approval they will begin to install lines for internet.
Road Work- This summer as some/most have seen, the Bruckoff Road received a major overhaul of construction repair. All this was paid for by the Pisgah Mt LLC TIF money that the town receives each year. This project is coming to an end soon and the Select Board will be inspecting roads to determine the next road repair project in need. Once we have determined our next project we will make a budget and time frame for the future project. The Select Board also has created a 5 member TIF Committee to help solicit ideas for and plan future TIF allowed projects, other than roads. The committee is made up of 5 volunteers whom are all residents. This committee consists of 1 Select Board member, 1 Planning Board member. We look forward to hearing from the committee and what they come up with for the future.
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Planning Board – 1 full member
Comprehensive Plan Member 1 full member
Select Board member 1 3 year term
Board of Select Board
Geoff Johnson, Chair
Bill Rand, Vice
2022 Dog Tags are now available. Fines will be applied February 1, 2022
Winter Sand is available to Clifton residents, 2 buckets at one time for driveways only. Sand is located by the gate.