Public Hearing Notice: Erie Coast Solar, LLC – April 16, 2024 – 10:30 a.m.

Public Hearing Notice: Erie Coast Solar, LLC – April 16, 2024 – 10:30 a.m.






NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) will hold a public hearing on April 16, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., local time, local time, at Town of Sheridan, Community Center, 2773 Route 20,, County of Chautauqua, New York, pursuant to Section 859-a of the General Municipal Law, as amended (the “Act”).  The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an opportunity for all interested parties to present their views with respect to the “Project” and the “Financial Assistance” (as such terms are defined below). 


ERIE COAST SOLAR, LLC, a limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the Delaware and qualified to do business in the State of New York as a foreign limited liability company, on behalf of itself and/or the principals of Erie Coast Solar, LLC and/or an entity formed or to be formed on behalf of any of the foregoing (collectively, the “Applicant”), presented an application for financial assistance (the “Application”) to the Agency, which Application requested that the Agency consider undertaking a project (the “Project”) consisting of the following: (A)(1) the acquisition of an interest in an approximately 17.1 acre portion of an approximately 30.3 acre parcel of land located at 3584 New Road, Town of Sheridan, County of Chautauqua, New York (the “Land”), (2) the acquisition, construction, installation, and equipping on the Land of: (i) solar photovoltaic modules mounted on tracking steel structure, (ii) inverters and transformers, (iii) underground and overhead electrical lines, (iv) fencing, and (v) a system of access roads, parking, landscaping and related improvements to the Land (collectively, the “Improvements”), and (3) the acquisition and installation of certain furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment necessary for the completion thereof (the “Equipment” and together with the Land and the Improvements, collectively, the “Project Facility”), all of the foregoing for use by the Applicant and/or its affiliates as an approximately 2.2 megawatt A/C solar-powered electrical generation facility; (B) the granting of certain “financial assistance” (within the meaning of Section 854(14) of the General Municipal Law) with respect to the foregoing in the form of potential exemptions or partial exemptions from real property taxes and sales and use taxes (collectively, the “Financial Assistance”); and (C) the lease (with an obligation to purchase), license or sale of the Project Facility to the Applicant or such other entity(ies) as may be designated by the Applicant and agreed upon by the Agency.

The Project Facility would be initially owned, operated and/or managed by the Applicant (or such other designated entity(ies)).


The Applicant (or such other designated entity(ies)) would receive the Financial Assistance from the Agency in the form of potential exemptions or partial exemptions from real property taxes and sales and use taxes.


A representative of the Agency will hear and accept any comments that are made orally or in writing at the above-stated time and place.  Comments may also be submitted to the Agency in writing or electronically to:


A representative of the Agency will provide a report or reasonable summary of all such comments to the Agency’s members. 


Subject to applicable law, copies of the Application, including an analysis of the costs and benefits of the Project, are available for review by the public online at


The public hearing will be streamed on the Agency’s website in real-time and a recording of the public hearing will be posted on the Agency’s website, all in accordance with Section 857 of the New York General Municipal Law, as amended.



Dated:  April 1, 2024


By:      Richard E. Dixon

            Chief Financial Officer

Additional File: Erie Coast Solar, LLC – Application   

Additional File: Erie Coast Solar, LLC – Public Hearing Transcript 



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