March 21, 2023
Arcadia Town Hall
201 Frey St.
Newark, NY 14513
Public Hearing - Sleight NY Solar Farm LLC
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
SLEIGHT NY SOLAR FARM LLC, for itself and/or for an entity or entities to be formed (collectively, the “Company”), has submitted an application to the Agency requesting the Agency’s assistance with a certain project (the “Project”) consisting of: (i) the acquisition by the Agency of a leasehold interest in approximately 38.26 acres of real property located at Sleight Road, 105 Sleight Road and 1561 Vanauken Road, each in the Town of Arcadia, New York (the “Land”, being more particularly described as a portion of tax parcel Nos. 68111-00-993681, 69111-00-063552 and 69111-00-110682, as may be subdivided and subsequently merged); (ii) the planning, design, construction and operation of a 5MWac PV solar electrical generation system, including panel foundations, inverters, transformers, interconnect wiring, utility connections, sitework, landscaping, fencing, security and related improvements (collectively, the “Improvements”); (iii) the acquisition of and installation in and around the Land and Improvements by the Company of machinery, equipment, fixtures and other items of tangible personal property (the “Equipment” and, collectively with, the Land and the Improvements, the “Facility”); and (iv) entering into a straight lease transaction (within the meaning of subdivision (15) of Section 854 of the Act), pursuant to which the Agency will retain a leasehold interest in the Facility for a period of time and sublease such interest in the Facility back to the Company (the “Straight Lease Transaction”).
The Agency is contemplating providing financial assistance to the Company with respect to the Project (collectively, the “Financial Assistance”) in the form of: (A) an exemption from all State and local sales and use taxes with respect to qualifying personal property included in or incorporated into the Facility or used in the construction and equipping of the Facility; and (B) a partial real property tax abatement through a payment-in-lieu-of-tax agreement (the “PILOT Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company would make payments in lieu of real property taxes to the Agency for the benefit of each affected tax jurisdiction (the “Affected Tax Jurisdictions”).
In accordance with Section 859-a of the Act, a representative of the Agency will be at the above-stated time and place to present a copy of the Company’s project Application (including a cost-benefit analysis), which is also available for viewing on the Agency’s website at: https://web.co.wayne.ny.us/269/Projects . The Agency also encourages all interested parties to submit written comments to the Agency, which will all be included within the public hearing record. Any written comments may be sent to Wayne County Industrial Development Agency, 9 Pearl Street Lyons, New York 14489, Attn: Brian Pincelli, Executive Director and/or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.