A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LLANO OPPOSING THE CONSTRUCTION OF INDUSTRIAL WIND TURBINES (WIND FARMS) IN LLANO COUNTY TEXAS
WHEREAS, there have been and there may be other companies in the future who are attempting to enter into lease agreements with landowners in Llano County for the purpose of erecting wind turbines (wind farms) on the scenic landscape of our community; and
WHEREAS, the construction of such industrial wind farms will permanently degrade the scenic vistas of our area for long distances; and
WHEREAS, industrial wind farms viewable from Llano County will forever scar popular recreational assets of the area; and
WHEREAS, the construction of such industrial wind farms will destroy the peaceful existence of the quality of life the residents of Llano County have come to enjoy over the years by generating noise from the turbines, creating "shadow, strobe or flicker" effects; and
WHEREAS, industrial wind farms could be detrimental to the environmental integrity and wildlife of our area; and
WHEREAS, it is widely accepted by professional appraisers and members of the real estate community that land values where industrial wind farms are built and the land of the adjoining property owners could be devalued; and
WHEREAS, according to Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the amount of wind generated in this area is designated as being 20th out of 25 potential wind areas in the state of Texas; and
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LLANO;
The construction of industrial wind turbines (wind farms) is opposed by the Llano City Council in the Llano County area.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 17th day of December, 2007.
Roger Pinckney, Mayor,
City of Llano
Kerry Williams, City secretary
City of Llano