IN THE MATTER OF REPEALING RESOLUTION NUMBER 2018-080 RELATIVE TO APEX CLEAN ENERGY’S APPLICATION TO THE OHIO DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGENCY FOR THE EMERSON CREEK WIND ENERGY PROJECT.
WHEREAS, the Board of Huron County Commissioners, in Resolution Number 2018-080, has previously expressed its support relative to the application to be submitted by Apex Clean Energy (“Applicant”) to the Ohio Development Services Agency (“ODSA”) for the wind-powered electric generation facility known as Emerson Creek Wind Energy Project to be located in Huron County (“Application”); and
WHEREAS, has been informed that the scope of the project has been significantly reduced from the date Resolution 2018-080 was adopted, which thereby reduces the amount of taxes to be received by Huron County and the other political subdivisions within the footprint of the project; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Huron County Commissioners is also aware that there is a lot of uncertainty about the scope and course of the project and there is conflicting information regarding Resolution Number 2018-080; and
WHEREAS, based upon the reduction in the scope of the project, conflicting information being provided, and other unknown factors relative to the Emerson Creek Wind Energy Project, the Board of Huron County Commissioners has determined that it is necessary to repeal Resolution Number 2018-080, thereby withdrawing its support for the Emerson Creek Wind Energy Project to be located in Huron County; now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, by this Board of Huron County Commissioners that:
SECTION 1. For the reasons set forth in the preamble above this Board hereby repeals Resolution Number 2018-080 relative to its support of the Application submitted to eth Ohio Development Services Agency by Apex Clean Energy for the Emerson Creek Wind Energy Project to be located in Huron County.
SECTION 2. This Board, by repealing Resolution 2018-080, expressly withdraws its support of the Emerson Creek Wind Energy Project as proposed by Apex Clean Energy to be located in Huron County. The Board will determine whether or not to grant a payment in lieu of taxes after the Emerson Creek Wind Energy Project is ruled upon by the Ohio Development Services Agency.
SECTION 3. This Board, hereby authorizes and directs the Administrator/Clerk of this board to immediately sent a certified copy of the within resolution to Apex Clean Energy, Ohio Department of Administrative Services, and the Ohio Power Siting Board.
BE IT RESOLVED, that he foregoing resolution was adopted and all actions and deliberations of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Huron, Ohio relating thereto were conducted in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all applicable legal requirements including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.