Lee County Board official: No delays on wind rules
The ordinance includes a setback of 1,400 feet between houses and turbines, which is what the county has required of wind farms on a case-by-case basis.
The special committee, however, wants to increase that setback to 2,000 feet between nonparticipating landowners' property lines and turbines. That would be the state's longest setback.
April 4, 2012
by David Giuliani
in Sauk Valley News
DIXON - Lee County Board Chairman Jim Seeberg said Tuesday that he wanted no delays on a decision on proposed wind energy rules.
A day earlier, most of the members of a special committee requested the County Board hold off for a month.
Seeberg, R-Ashton, said the Zoning Board of Appeals has completed its proposed ordinance, so the County Board should have an up-or-down vote at its April 17 meeting.
"We go by the zoning board," the chairman said. "I don't really care about that [special] committee."
Member Marilyn Shippert, R-Dixon, who heads the special committee, said Seeberg's position didn't surprise her.
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