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Oxford Considering Solar Power for Government Buildings

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Oxford, Md.- Town officials are considering teaming up with a company to power the government buildings by the sun, but only if the town's residents are interested.

Officials say the project would not save the town money, or cost anything extra, but would improve the town's environmental impact.  The panels would be paid for by an outside company, but the town would have to provide the land.  One area being considered is a 6 acre plot next to the town's public works department.

Locals that spoke with WBOC said they were excited about the idea.  Lelde Schmitz has already installed her own solar panels on her home to charge her electric car, a Tesla Model S.

"I think it is a great idea because it is a cleaner way of generating energy." said Schmitz.

Neighbor Bill Dial felt the same way, saying "I think it's a grand idea.  Particularly since it can power some of the town buildings, and the churches.  We've got land that's not being used for anything else."

Harold Olsen of Easton was in Oxford enjoying the sights, and said he didn't like the idea of possibly seeing solar panels on his way into town.

"I think they conflict with the historic nature a very quaint and historic town. And then you come to a 21st century conglomerate that isn't aesthetically pleasing." said Olsen.

A decision will be made in a few months, while the town takes public comments about the possible solar farm.

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