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County staff rejects US Wind Force ideas

Allegany County staff on Tuesday rejected half a dozen suggestions or critiques by US Wind Force regarding proposed amendments to the county zoning code. US Wind Force President Tom Matthews has said the loss of any more turbines to the planned Dan's Mountain project would eliminate the project from being a viable one.

CUMBERLAND - Allegany County staff on Tuesday rejected half a dozen suggestions or critiques by US Wind Force regarding proposed amendments to the county zoning code.

US Wind Force President Tom Matthews has said the loss of any more turbines to the planned Dan's Mountain project would eliminate the project from being a viable one. During a public meeting earlier this month, Matthews suggested alternative language for Code Home Rule Bill 2-09.

The county, however, has consistently presented a case to balance those business needs with adequate safeguards for its residents.

Harwood Subdivision resident K. Darlene Park, whose home sits near the proposed Dan's Mountain project site, said she felt county staff is "being protective by not giving US Wind Force carte blanche."

She said she hopes the county commissioners follow suit but that even with the limitations, she believes the industrial wind project could still move forward.

The commissioners said little during the Tuesday morning presentation that was coordinated by County Planning Coordinator Phil Hager.

CUMBERLAND - Allegany County staff on Tuesday rejected half a dozen suggestions or critiques by US Wind Force regarding proposed amendments to the county zoning code.

US Wind Force President Tom Matthews has said the loss of any more turbines to the planned Dan's Mountain project would eliminate the project from being a viable one. During a public meeting earlier this month, Matthews suggested alternative language for Code Home Rule Bill 2-09.

The county, however, has consistently presented a case to balance those business needs with adequate safeguards for its residents.

Harwood Subdivision resident K. Darlene Park, whose home sits near the proposed Dan's Mountain project site, said she felt county staff is "being protective by not giving US Wind Force carte blanche."

She said she hopes the county commissioners follow suit but that even with the limitations, she believes the industrial wind project could still move forward.

The commissioners said little during the Tuesday morning presentation that was coordinated by County Planning Coordinator Phil Hager.


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MAY 19 2009
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