Residents pick apart appraiser's wind report in Lee County
Concerned Lee County residents spent most of Wednesday night's wind hearing taking apart an appraiser's report.
August 2, 2012
by Kiran Sood
in Sauk Valley News
Crowley maintains turbines won't hurt property values
DIXON - Concerned Lee County residents spent most of Wednesday night's wind hearing taking apart an appraiser's report.
Michael Crowley was hired by Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power to study the effects of its planned turbines on nearby home values. Mainstream's wants to build 53 turbines in Hamilton and East Grove townships, in the southwestern area of the county.
At the last meeting of the Lee County Zoning Board of Appeals, Crowley was cross-examined by Rockford attorney Rick Porter, who is representing Hamilton Township and a number of private landowners fighting the wind farm.
Wednesday, residents got a... [continue via Web link]