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Tax incentives for solar farms although they bring no jobs?

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By Greg Summers

Up to now, Lancaster County officials have used tax incentives to lure companies only when the companies were bringing lots of jobs here.
That might be changing soon.
Solar farms, which use local land but employ no local people, are eying the county and asking officials for the same kind of fee-in-lieu-of-tax (FILOT) arrangements that for years have allowed big employers to lower their property tax bills.
County council is set to discuss the complex issue at Monday’s meeting and is approaching the subject cautiously.


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