Zoning changes made to allow wind farms in Ford County
SIBLEY – The Ford County Board has cleared the way for possible development of a wind farm.
March 28, 2006
by Christine Des Garennes
in The News Gazette
After a California company expressed an interest in putting dozens of wind turbines south of Sibley, the county board earlier this month changed its zoning to allow wind turbines be proposed for rural parts of the county.
The company, Orion Energy, is considering putting dozens of windmills on about six sections in the county to cover a total of about 3,000 acres, said Candice Short, Ford County's zoning officer.
If the company did want to build a wind farm in Ford County, it would have to apply for a special-use permit. The county's plan commission and board of... [continue via Web link]