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Elm Springs voters to decide annexation; Proposed wind farm site may not remain part of town

Voters in the coming weeks will decide if the proposed site for a controversial wind farm will remain part of this small town. An election is set for March 1, the same day as the partisan primaries, on whether to repeal the annexation of about 312 acres on the west end of Elm Springs. The City Council approved the annexation in October, but a petition drive that ended in December put the question on the ballot.
9 Feb 2016

Company still working to build wind farm in NWA

Mayor Harold Douthit told  40/29  Monday evening that it’s possible the property will not have to be rezoned to place the wind turbines on the land. Douthit said that Fell asked the planning commission about looking at the possibility of moving forward with the project under the current Agricultural zoning
12 Jan 2016

Elm Springs Planning Commission recommends rezoning for proposed wind farm

City officials started debating the issue earlier this year and annexed the land Oct. 19. More than 100 people attended a town hall meeting in the spring and community members formed a group called "Stop the Elm Springs Wind Farm." ...Jonathon Hamby is ready to fight the project to the end. He is a leader of the group opposing the project and built a house on land that would border the proposed wind farm. Hamby has lived in the home with his wife and three children for 16 months.
10 Nov 2015
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