• Attorney Jay Cantrell and Belltown Power Texas COO Lloyd Pope discuss a solar project during the Young Commissioner’s Court meeting on Monday, March 25. The commissioners announced they have reached a tentative agreement with Belltown Power Texas and aim to hold public hearing on April, 8. (Leader photo by Nathan Lawson)

County reaches agreement on solar project

On Monday, After weeks of “closed session pursuant to economic development,” The Young County Commissioners announced they have reached a tentative agreement with Belltown Power Texas on a solar project in Graham.

“We have come to an agreement on the number of years and also on the amount we pay for (tax) abatement,” Attorney Jay Cantrell said. “Judge, I will recommend to the commissioners that we approve that. We will at this point we will need to proceed with getting the reinvestment zone designated.”

Terms of the agreement were not released. Cantrell said the goal is to hold two public meetings about the project on April 8.

“Everybody has kind of shook hands, we think we understand and we think everybody is on the same page,” Young County Judge John Bullock said. “The first thing that will have to happen is we will have to establish a reinvestment zone.”

For the rest of the story see the Wednesday, March 27 edition of The Graham Leader.

The Graham Leader

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