Chapter 313 Agreement Sought From SSISD For Bright Arrow Solar, LLC
Sep15

Chapter 313 Agreement Sought From SSISD For Bright Arrow Solar, LLC

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday evening received an application from a group seeking a Chapter 313 agreement for Bright Arrow Solar LLC, a proposed solar farm which would be located in the northwestern part of SSISD. As is procedure in such matters, the 6 school trustees present reported signed an acknowledgement declaring no conflict of interest in the solar project. Craig Roberts was absent from...

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SSISD Declines Requests To Amend Agreements For Arbala Solar Farm, Approve Agreement For Another
Jan14

SSISD Declines Requests To Amend Agreements For Arbala Solar Farm, Approve Agreement For Another

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees Sulphur Springs Independent School District Monday night declined the amended agreements for one solar farm but approved those for another. SSISD school board on Dec. 10, 2018, approved an agreement for Solemio, after the Comptroller’s Officer reported it met the Chapter 313 agreement requirements, provided total employment requirement is waived. The project was to be for a...

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SSISD Board Of Trustees Jan. 13 Agenda Includes Lamar Primary Improvement Plan, Special Education Program Report, Trustees Election, Open House, Solar Farms
Jan12

SSISD Board Of Trustees Jan. 13 Agenda Includes Lamar Primary Improvement Plan, Special Education Program Report, Trustees Election, Open House, Solar Farms

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees has a packed agenda for the regular January meeting, which will begin 1 hour earlier than usual Monday. The board will hear a number of reports, including a special education program report from Director Susan Johnston, a presentation by Lamar students and music department, a presentation from Assistant Superintendent Kristin Monk about the Lamar Primary Improvement Turn...

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SSISD Tables Decision On Reinvestment Zones For 2 Proposed Solar Farms
Dec22

SSISD Tables Decision On Reinvestment Zones For 2 Proposed Solar Farms

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees at their Dec. 19 meeting Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees was poised Thursday evening to vote on an amended reinvestment zone for one proposed solar farm and a reinvestment zone and application for appraised value limitation on qualified property for school maintenance and operations taxes for another. However, after hearing concerns voiced by at least seven community...

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Community Members Voice Concerns Regarding Proposed Solar Plant
Dec22

Community Members Voice Concerns Regarding Proposed Solar Plant

Community members at Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees meeting this week Approximately 3 dozen people attended Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees’ special called meeting to voice their thoughts regarding proposed solar projects, Hopkins Energy LLC in Dike and Solemio Solar LLC south of town in the Arbala area. During the Dec. 19 public hearings, many community members indicated concerns regarding...

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SSISD To Consider 2 Proposed Solar Projects At Special Dec. 19 Meeting
Dec18

SSISD To Consider 2 Proposed Solar Projects At Special Dec. 19 Meeting

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees had called a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, to consider several documents regarding two proposed solar farms, followed by team of eight training. Public hearings on the designation of the Hopkins Energy LLC Reinvestment Zone #2 and designation of the Solemio Reinvestment Zone are slated to be held during the meeting. Hopkins County Energy LLC Proposed...

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Sulphur Bluff ISD Accepts Application For Value Limitation for Dike Solar Farm
Jun22

Sulphur Bluff ISD Accepts Application For Value Limitation for Dike Solar Farm

Shelly Leung and Rick Lambert of Powell, Youngblood & Taylor discuss with Sulphur Bluff ISD trustees the application for appraised value limitation Hopkins Energy LLC submitted to SBISD for a proposed nearly 3,000-acre solar farm. A nearly 3,000-acre $240 million solar project is one step closer to being located in northeastern Hopkins County. The Dike location is one of many international company Alpin Sun is considering in the...

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New Solar Energy Project Proposed for Dike area
Jun12

New Solar Energy Project Proposed for Dike area

Another solar electric generating facility is being considered for the Dike area of northeastern Hopkins County. Sites in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, as well as other “locations across the world and other parts the United States” are being also reportedly being considered for the Alpin Sun solar project. Alpin Sun is the same company responsible for Solemio Solar farm SSISD granted a limited value agreement for tax...

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