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Wind farm company asking county for lower taxes

Members from DKR Wind, the company looking to build a windmill farm near Oilton, approached Commissioner's Court on how much tax abatement they are requesting. They are looking for a $280 thousand abatement over a ten year period.

Members from DKR Wind, the company looking to build a windmill farm near Oilton, approached Commissioner's Court on how much tax abatement they are requesting.

They are looking for a $280 thousand abatement over a ten year period.

There are still two wind companies competing to build farms here in South Texas.

Commissioners have not decided which tract of land they will choose for the project.

Representatives with the company are also trying to work with LCC to establish means of training employees who will be working at these windmills.

If it goes through, 100 windmills will be installed throughout a 20 thousand acre tract near Oilton.

Energy produced by the farm will serve an estimated 35 thousand homes across the county.

Members from DKR Wind, the company looking to build a windmill farm near Oilton, approached Commissioner's Court on how much tax abatement they are requesting.

They are looking for a $280 thousand abatement over a ten year period.

There are still two wind companies competing to build farms here in South Texas.

Commissioners have not decided which tract of land they will choose for the project.

Representatives with the company are also trying to work with LCC to establish means of training employees who will be working at these windmills.

If it goes through, 100 windmills will be installed throughout a 20 thousand acre tract near Oilton.

Energy produced by the farm will serve an estimated 35 thousand homes across the county.


Source: http://www.pro8news.com/new...

JUL 27 2009
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