Ahead of Solar Decision, Resident Writes Planning Board
Holliston resident, Sandra O'Neil, wrote town planners ahead of a possible decision on the solar facility proposed for Bullard Street.
With a decision from the Planning Board on a proposed Bullard Street solar plant possible on Monday, Holliston resident Sandra O'Neil wrote a series of letters to town planners.
In them, she points out the health, safety and welfare concerns that has nearby residents speaking out in opposition.
Referring to the potential health risks residents have raised in the past months, O'Neil wrote:
"Solar panels are known to be hazardous when they reach the end of their life and are decommissioned. All end of life contamination concerns are concerns present if a panel is damaged. Toxicity of panels poses health threat if damaged."
An issue that has impassioned residents in the Bullard Street area is the change in scenery and damage to the history of Bullard Farm the facility could bring. O'Neil wrote:
"An industrial use in a residential-agricultural zone destroys the scenic character and nature of the neighborhood and the entire town of Holliston.
The project will cause irreparable harm to the historical importance of the property, all of which is listed on the National Historic Registry.
The removal of large trees along Bullard Street will damage the street’s scenic value and character."
The Planning Board is expected to make a decision on the proposed Bullard Street facility on Monday.