The New Milford Town Council opted to not act right away on a proposed lease of some of the Sullivan Farm property. The item was tabled last night. A special Town Council meeting could be held as early as next week.
Mayor David Gronbach says US Solar is interested in leasing about 10 acres near the back of the 110 acre property. There is a September 1st deadline for this company to participate in a state-run program.
Rather than a traditional farm output, Gronbach says those acres would be farming energy. New Milford would receive credits off its electric bill as well as the rental income of $1,500 per acre.
Even if the Town Council does eventually approve the lease, it will require Town Meeting approval.