Councilors put the brakes on solar carports at NSHS and the library last night, according to live Tweeting from @NewtonVillages. At issue were aesthetics, particularly at the Library which sits next to Olmsted-designed landscapes, and the loss of tree canopies. The project seems to be on a very tight timeline in order to qualify for funding.

Solar carports at NSHS

Rendering of NSHS lot from item #133-15

More information on the project is available in the 3/14 Finance agenda

UPDATE: Councilor Cote chartered only the library portion of the item