The winds of change
The issue for residents of Spring Creek, as well as outlying areas around the city of Elko, is largely about obstructing views and creating noise. SCA board member Bob Collyer wrote last fall that, "A 135-foot turbine could easily interfere with views, aesthetic values and cause some noise disturbance.
August 17, 2011
in Elko Daily Free Press
Should neighbors be upset about a 66-foot wind turbine going up on a two-acre lot? Or should they be thankful it isn't a 135-foot wind turbine on a one-acre lot?
The taller wind towers on smaller lots were originally considered by Elko County last fall as commissioners prepared to pass an ordinance setting restrictions on the alternative energy machines. The action followed passage of a state law that prevents local governments from passing "unreasonable" restrictions on windmills.
Few residents came out of the woodwork to comment on the county ordinance when it was under consideration - probably because at that point it... [continue via Web link]