We are very excited to see yet another solar array going up in Marshall County! Cheers to Marianne & the Recycle Depot staff.
During Monday’s Board of Directors meeting, Executive Director Marianne Peters presented members with three bids to put solar arrays on the property and use the electricity generated to operate the Recycle Depot and the main office building...
Peters said, “With the amount of money we have sitting in our rainy day fund I’ve been looking for a project that would use some of those funds to the benefit of Marshall County residents and reduce our costs.” She went on to say, “We have the land, we have the available funds, it will reduce our utility costs tremendously and serve as an educational tool for people in the county who want to go solar and it’s part of our mission.”
After reviewing the bids submitted the board of director unanimously voted to go with Wellspring Solar at a cost of $51,068.19. Peters will need to submit an additional appropriation from their Rainy Day Fund to the County Council for approval. She is hopeful that the project could be completed before the end of the year. (full story here)