Opinion: The Solar Tax: Evans vs Grand Island

SolarPark Energy [ Read Article ] wants to make a $7,500,000 investment in a solar park on an 18 acre site in Grand Island. The first solar farm will generate enough cheap electricity to power 800 homes! Enough power for half the town’s residents is expected. Grand Island homeowners can buy the energy from a third party!


Two articles, [ Click Here ]  two days in a row, and no mention of a P.I.L.O.T. program in Grans Island!

Evans taxpayers pay significantly high town taxes than Grand Island. Both are waterfront communities.

It’s no coincidence that the highest Evans property sale is less than the lowest Grand Island Property Sale! It’s actually a good week for Evans! No foreclosures listed!

Property Sales Evans Grans Island 1-22-2017

The highest Evans property sale is less than the lowest Grand Island Property Sale!

Tax Comparison Evans Grand Island

Would you rather pay $1,262.16 in town taxes or $469.09?

The entire Erie County Real Property Tax Comparison can be viewed at:

Data from the US Census shows that Evans is losing population while Grand Island is gaining population.
[ Click Here ] These are 2015 statistics from BEFORE the HUGE town tax increases of 2016 and 2017.

The fight over the solar tax is just one reason why Evans and Grand Island are headed in opposite directions.

Evans Population Stats 2015

Grand Island Population Stats 2015

The Solar Tax makes Evans even less competitive with other towns in Erie County. Grand Island wants to be a solar capital while Evans risks becoming a solar dead zone.


Contact Supervisor Hosler and ask her to take a road trip to Grand Island to meet with Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray and find out why Grand Island is Pro Solar.