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Residential Solar venture has the go-ahead

The council approved a request from Varsha Chipala Satish of Summit Solar Solutions on behalf of Ashraf Bakr for a Special Use Permit to install a 9.6kW rooftop solar system at the residential address 355 Ninth St.

The request will go to the planning commission.

Bakr told the NewsTribune he predicts 50% of the residence’s energy will come from solar power after the panels are installed; if he trims two of his trees, he predicts 70% of the residence’s energy will come from solar power. The panels are planned to be on the roof, so the panels will catch the rise and set of the sun.

The panels should last about 50 years.

Downtown help

The council approved a request from Mike Bird on behalf of MBIRD Estates, LLC for a Redevelopment Incentive Program Grant totaling $12,500 for premises located at 917 First St.

The council approved the following

  • Request from Tracy Haas on behalf of La Salle Softball League to hold a tag day collection April 24-25 at the intersection of 11th and Bucklin and at La Salle businesses.
  • Request from Jennifer Antkowiak for Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra to hold a tag day collection on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the intersection of 11th and Bucklin and at La Salle businesses.
  • Recommendation of the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding the request and petition of Marcus Regan for a rear yard setback variance from 25 feet to 5 feet for premises commonly known as 431 Lindberg Road and related matters.

Ali Braboy can be reached at (815) 220-6931 and abraboy@shawmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @NT_LaSalle.

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