St. Cloud City Council Puts Off Solar Garden After Concerns
ST. CLOUD (AP) — The St. Cloud City Council has put off discussing a proposal to build a solar garden in part of a local cemetery after neighbors spoke out against the plan's possible effects on wildlife and property values.
More than a dozen residents raised concerns at a public hearing Monday about the garden, which would would occupy about 7 to 9 acres in the northeastern portion of Assumption Cemetery.
Some said they were worried about what other projects could be developed in the cemetery if 100 acres were rezoned from a single-family residential district and highway commercial district to a planned unit development.
Community development director Matt Glaesman recommended the council table the request and later revisit a new ordinance that would break the 100-acre parcel into three zones.