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Wind turbine project debated

"(Turbine project coordinators) haven't talked to the residents and they are the number one concern when it comes to a project like this," Stevenson said. "To construct a plan without consulting the residents is absolutely the wrong way to go about this." Along with that involvement is a call for further studies to be done, and the assurance that the project is in compliance with the Wind Energy Systems regulations.
7 Dec 2010

Wind taken from Sexton's sails

A number of questions regarding the proposed regulations by board members who aren't on the committee led to delaying the vote to the board's February meeting, with a special committee-of-the-whole meeting on the issue to be scheduled before that.
20 Nov 2010

County delays vote on wind energy rules

A number of outstanding questions regarding the proposed regulations by board members who aren't on the committee led to a motion to delay the vote to the board's February meeting, with a special committee-of-the-whole meeting on the issue to be scheduled before that time. The delay could affect the application approval process from some projects.
18 Nov 2010

County board extendes windfarm moratorium

Commercial wind farms in Ogle County got another setback Tuesday when the county board extended a moratorium on granting permit applications. By a 21-1 vote, the board added six months to the moratorium adopted last spring, stretching the temporary hold to June 30 of next year.
21 Oct 2010

Lee puts brakes on wind projects

The Lee County Board this week passed a 6-month moratorium on all commercial wind turbine permitting and instructed its Zoning Board of Appeals to examine wind farm regulations. The vote was 20-4. The actions are in response to mounting pressure from residents in and around existing and proposed developments.
24 Sep 2010

Village extends moratorium on wind turbines

Libertyville Mayor Terry Weppler said the village board felt it was appropriate to extend the moratorium for another six months because Lake County is currently drafting a model ordinance which establishes standards for the siting ...The county is currently reviewing proposed amendments to its unified development ordinance regarding wind energy.
16 Sep 2010

Village of Golden receives citizen petition, acts to prevent wind development in 1.5 mile zone around city

Noting the clear mandate from the citizens of Golden, the Village of Golden Board of Trustees passed a motion that stated that it is in the best interest of the Village of Golden and its residents to implement the provisions of Illinois State Law 65 ILCS 5/11-13-26 and proceed immediately to prohibit the construction of the wind turbines (as specified by the Adams County Wind Ordinance) within the 1.5 mile radius surrounding the Village of Golden's municipal limits.
9 Sep 2010

Clayton trustees receive petition against wind energy

Village trustees received a petition containing 196 signatures against the development of wind energy within village limits and the 1.5-mile radius surrounding the village's zoning jurisdiction. ...Acciona representative, Chip Readling said the zoning radius around Clayton would eliminate a lot of land from the area, forcing it to realign their turbine alignment.
9 Sep 2010

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