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Wind energy regulation discussion pushed back

The county has delayed for at least a month a Reno County Planning Commission discussion of regulations on wind energy conversion systems or commercial wind farms due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

The county has delayed for at least a month a Reno County Planning Commission discussion of regulations on wind energy conversion systems or commercial wind farms due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

The board was expected to take up the issue on Thursday afternoon, but County Commission Chairman Ron Sellers ordered the meeting canceled after the governor issued an executive order on Wednesday prohibiting meetings of 50 people or less if at least six feet of separation between individuals in the enclosed room could not be maintained.

The meeting room at the County Public Works Facility does not meet those requirements, county officials determined.

The meeting has been re-scheduled for 4:30 p.m., April 16, at 600 Scott Blvd., South Hutchinson.

“The COVID-19 virus situation will be monitored and any changes to this date will be communicated to all media outlets as soon as possible,” a notice from the Planning Department stated.

A resident appearing at Tuesday’s county commission meeting expressed concern that the county has not taken up the issue since NextEra Energy can reapply for a new conditional-use permit in the southeast region of the county in June, a year after the... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

The county has delayed for at least a month a Reno County Planning Commission discussion of regulations on wind energy conversion systems or commercial wind farms due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

The board was expected to take up the issue on Thursday afternoon, but County Commission Chairman Ron Sellers ordered the meeting canceled after the governor issued an executive order on Wednesday prohibiting meetings of 50 people or less if at least six feet of separation between individuals in the enclosed room could not be maintained.

The meeting room at the County Public Works Facility does not meet those requirements, county officials determined.

The meeting has been re-scheduled for 4:30 p.m., April 16, at 600 Scott Blvd., South Hutchinson.

“The COVID-19 virus situation will be monitored and any changes to this date will be communicated to all media outlets as soon as possible,” a notice from the Planning Department stated.

A resident appearing at Tuesday’s county commission meeting expressed concern that the county has not taken up the issue since NextEra Energy can reapply for a new conditional-use permit in the southeast region of the county in June, a year after the filing of their original application, which remains tied up in a local court.


Source: https://www.hutchnews.com/n...

MAR 19 2020
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