iBerkshires.Com reports Clarksburg voters  Wednesday authorized the Select Board to make payment in lieu of tax agreements with two commercial solar arrays.
Only about 14 voters attended the special town meeting on the lawn of the Senior Center that also gave the Select Board the ability to start new employees at wage steps commensurate with their experience and education and approved the first step in making the town clerk and appointed position.
The town has been pushing the two solar arrays — one off West Cross Road and the other at the former North Adams Country Club — to make some form of payment. The town attempted to bill the arrays for personal property taxes but did not expect to receive anything because of state law.
Asked what would happen if the state changed the law,Town Assessor Ross Vivori.  was pessimistic that would happen. There have been three failed attempts already, he said.