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Sweetwater County Wind Energy Conversion System Ordinance

SWEETWATER COUNTY ZONING RESOLUTION
SECTION 18 - WIND ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS

WHEREAS, on January 11, 2013 the Sweetwater County Land Use Department advertised that a public hearing would be held on February 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. proposing to amend Section 18 of the Sweetwater County Zoning Resolution concerning Wind Energy Conversion Systems, and;

WHEREAS, the Sweetwater County Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on February 13, 2013 regarding this Language Amendment to the Sweetwater County Zoning Resolution, and;

WHEREAS, the Sweetwater County Planning and Zoning Commission at their public hearing on February 13, 2013 requested and received public comment, and;

WHEREAS, after due consideration and discussion of all public comments received, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-0 to recommend to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners to amend the Sweetwater County Zoning Resolution to read as follows and renumber accordingly:

A. Overview

This Section provides the regulatory framework for Wind Energy Conversion System Facilities. The regulations within this Section are in addition to relevant development standards and regulations in other parts of this Zoning Resolution
Language Amendment – Sweetwater County Zoning Resolution and apply to all unincorporated areas of Sweetwater County. Unless otherwise provided, the requirements of this Section are in addition to the zone district requirements set forth in the Sweetwater County Zoning Resolution.

B. Intent and Purpose

The intent of these regulations is to: provide for public safety, prevent hazards from the construction of commercial and non-commercial Wind Energy Conversion System Facilities, preserve environmental, historical and cultural resources, maintain the unique custom and culture of Sweetwater County, and to sustain the diverse existing uses of the land. In addition, the purpose is to consider and require carefully planned and compatible Wind Energy Conversion System Facilities in Sweetwater County;

 

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2013 La Wecs Regulations Recommendation 201302191158438812

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AUG 9 2013
http://www.windaction.org/posts/37956-sweetwater-county-wind-energy-conversion-system-ordinance
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