Wind farm noise rules endorsed
Attorney Rick Porter, representing a Lee County landowner, contended the public should have been given access to the proposal. And he said it seemed as if only representatives of Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power, which is planning a three-county wind farm, had a copy.
January 6, 2012
by David Giuliani
in Sauk Valley News
DIXON - A Lee County committee on Thursday recommended noise rules for wind farms, requiring studies before and after turbines are built.
But some pushed for the Lee County Zoning Board of Appeals to include a specific decibel limit for turbines' noise.
The Zoning Board's recommendations for the county's wind ordinance will go to the full Lee County Board, which has the final say.
The proposed rules call for wind turbines to comply with Illinois Pollution Control Board noise regulations, although some argued that those rules are so old they didn't take into account wind farms.
The proposed Lee County rules include a complaint... [continue via Web link]