Two Solar Projects Could Hamper Flights at Watertown Airport

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Jul. 6—DEXTER — Two solar projects on opposite sides of the Watertown airport are causing concerns that they could potentially interfere with the flight paths of aircraft.

Last week, the Jefferson County Planning Board expressed concerns about the two proposed solar projects, one that would be created east of the Watertown International Airport in Dexter and the other west of the airport in the town of Watertown.

DPC Central Rivers Power LLC is proposing a 20 megawatt solar project on 50 acres of farmland at 16472 state Route 12F, along state Route 180, and needs to get a site plan approved for the project west of the airport.

Meanwhile, Watertown Renewable LLC needs to have a zoning change for its project at 22088 Floral Drive, just east of the airport. The developer would need the planning board to change the zone from R-3 to Neighborhood Commercial.

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