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Wind-farm OK ruled illegal

BELVIDERE — A special meeting this week that set the stage for the county's first wind farm was improper, and anything decided in that meeting should be considered void, the Boone County state's attorney has ruled.
27 May 2006

New board member sways vote in favor of wind farm

County Board Vice Chairman Dave Taylor strongly objected to votes by Genrich and Karl Johnson, who both won election to the board in March. "Having people vote on an issue of that magnitude who never sat through the hearings or testimony may be legal, but it is wrong," Taylor said by telephone from his home after the meeting.
24 May 2006

LIVINGSTON COUNTY Wind farm regulation still an issue, as Woodland looks at building an energy turbine

Livingston County recently amended its zoning ordinance to regulate tower height, setback zoning, lighting, noise level, and other variables concerning wind towers. But the county board wants to further regulate wind energy conversion systems before they crop up in Livingston County, and has a committee in place studying the issue.
15 May 2006

Warren County Board adopts new zoning regulations

MONMOUTH - Warren County leaders want to be prepared if a wind energy developer decides to build turbines in the region. With a wind energy developer interested in Warren County, zoning officials spent the last several months researching the issue and creating an ordinance that regulates wind energy systems. The Warren County Board unanimously approved the ordinance Wednesday.
20 Apr 2006
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