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County board rejects wind rules change

Darrell Cambron, also spoke out at the beginning of the meeting, saying the ordinances would not prevent other wind farms from locating in the county. “It will simply hold them accountable for safely placing turbines where they need to be,” he said.
28 Mar 2015

Wind farm ordinance back in commissioners’ hands

The Huntington County wind farm ordinance is now back in the hands of the county commissioners, after the Huntington County Plan Commission approved changes to the ordinance for a second time on Wednesday, March 11. Following an initial set of changes to Section 720 of the Wind Energy Conversion System Ordinance by the Plan Commission, the commissioners decided in December to request additional changes.
18 Mar 2015

Wind farm ordinance back in commissioners’ hands

The Huntington County wind farm ordinance is now back in the hands of the county commissioners, after the Huntington County Plan Commission approved changes to the ordinance for a second time on Wednesday, March 11. Following an initial set of changes to Section 720 of the Wind Energy Conversion System Ordinance by the Plan Commission, the commissioners decided in December to request additional changes.
17 Mar 2015

Changes ahead for wind ordinance

The Howard County Commissioners are set to consider changes to the county’s wind turbine ordinance. If adopted, it is very possible that an industrial wind farm never will be constructed here. The commissioners were expected to hear recommendations to change the ordinance at their Dec. 29 meeting. 
31 Dec 2014

Wind ordinance revisions no easy task

The work teams have been studying areas of the ordinance dealing with property values, decommissioning, noise and shadow flicker, and setback requirements.  Darrell Cameron of rural Rankin chairs the Set-back work group.  ‘’The set-back recommendation was 2,640 feet from the non-participating owner’s property line.  And the group feels that will not stop any wind farm from being developed,’’ says Cameron. ‘’It will simply allow all area residents to participate.’’
23 Nov 2014

Sound still center of wind ordinance debate; Deadline for making changes to ordinance is looming

Two weeks after extending the moratorium for new wind energy developments through the end of 2014, Tipton County Commissioner Phil Heron said he is still not satisfied with some of the language in the revised ordinance ...The biggest hang-up with the ordinance involves a lack of a definitive base ambient sound level in the language.
1 Jan 2014

Tipton board prepares wind ordinance modifications

The Tipton County Commissioners tabled the vote in early November on a measure that would modify the county’s rules for wind farm developments ...The Tipton County Plan Commission recommended approval of the changes on Oct. 17. Among the modifications are increased setback requirements and changes concerning noise, lighting and shadow flicker.
3 Dec 2013

Tipton County maintains company missed deadline; juwi Wind filed lawsuit against BZA

The BZA on March 20 approved a conditional use permit for Prairie Breeze and set a condition of a 1,500 foot setback from property lines and required the creation of a property value guarantee. ...It is alleged in the complaint that the BZA exceeded its authority on placing conditions on the wind farm development in the granting of a conditional use permit, outside the parameters of the county’s wind ordinance.
2 Nov 2013

Tipton commission approves wind ordinance; Compromise positions prevail in long-running debate over wind farms

The new ordinance sets the following: setbacks will be 1,500 feet from a property line and 2,640 feet from a residential dwelling; shields will be placed on turbine lighting; shadow flicker is limited to 30 minutes per day and 30 hours per year; and noise levels are limited to 5 decibels above the ambient level. It also address how wind farms will be approved in the future.
18 Oct 2013

BZA has until Monday to file wind farm response; Hamilton Co. judge named to hear case.

Juwi Wind filed a civil suit seeking a judicial review of the BZA’s decision to issue a permit with conditions outside the county’s established wind ordinance. The BZA imposed a 1,500-foot setback from property lines for the placement of wind turbines and required creation of a property value guarantee plan. The complaint alleges the BZA exceeded its authority in placing the conditions on the wind farm development.
12 Oct 2013

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