Court Dismisses Citizen Suit Against Oneida for Solar Farm Agreement

Given the state and federal incentives for solar energy, and the lowered cost of solar panels, companies are seeking to lease land in rural New York to build solar farms.  The Oneida Daily Dispatch reported in April 2016 that a Madison County Judge had dismissed an Article 78 lawsuit against the city of Oneida.  See here.  The suit to require the city to reconsider its decision was dismissed on the technical ground that it was brought after the four month statute of limitations had run.  The court held that the period began when the decision was rendered by the city rather than when the subdivision was completed.