Secure Futures is working now with members of Harrisonburg City Council to pass a solar equipment tax exemption ordinance.Â This forward-thinking move would formally put the City on record for supporting solar for all residents and businesses in Harrisonburg.
We’ve been working with the city on this issue since the fall. At a council hearing last October, members heard testimony from EMU’s Provost Fred Kniss; Tom Domonoske, a residential solar owner; and Marie Smith of the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, which has installed solar on five homes.
Now, on Tuesday, March 8, Harrisonburg City Council will take a formal vote on an ordinance to secure the tax exemption. If the ordinance passes, city residents will receive a clear signal that Harrisonburg supports solar and that their taxes will not go up if they install it on their homes.
The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday evening, March 8th at 7 pm in the Harrisonburg City Council Chambers. If you’re a friend of solar power in the Shenandoah Valley, we encourage you to attend and show your support.