After having been dormant for quite some time, the topic of wind farms surfaced again Monday morning at the Clinton County Commissioners meeting at the County Courthouse.
“Wind is not going to go away in Clinton County,” said Commissioners Vice President Steve Woods. “This is a very contentious issue in Clinton County especially on the eastern side of the county.”
Tim Wyrick of Michigantown asked the Commissioners to meet with officials of EON, who is one of the wind farm companies in the area. Wyrick said the main reason this needs to happen is to help fix the roads and aid the schools in the area.
Linda Robertson spoke against having wind farms saying the pledges that EON and other wind farm companies are not totally true.
The Commissioners issued a moratorium on the issue last year and said they would not do anything unless warranted to do so. Woods said two House bills on the matter did not make it out of committee last week.
“I think this is probably getting pushed to the forefront again,” said Woods about wind farms. “It’s been very silent for months now. We’re open and we want to make sure what we do is right.”