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Windy debates: Each Indiana county has a different wind farm standard.

Residents in Howard County have recently begun urging the commissioners to change the setback requirements. Wind farm opponents are seeking a setback of 4,921 feet from non-participating property lines. The Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the proposed Prairie Breeze Wind Farm planned by juwi Wind with the requirement of a 1,500-foot setback from property lines.
17 May 2013

No wind farm here: commissioners look to ban commercial wind farms

Marshall County commissioners may have put the kibosh on a commercial wind farm in the area. Monday, commissioners decided they will have County Attorney Jim Clevenger draft a resolution to ban commercial wind farms in the county. Once the resolution is prepared, it will go to the Plan Commission for a vote, then several public hearings will be held before the ban can be made official.
4 Apr 2013

Changing wind farm rules; Board members want revisions

Acres said he has been on the board for two years and was not fully aware of the details of the juwi project. He said there are other wind farm projects being considered for the county that he can't obtain information about. "The details have not been fully disclosed," he said. "The county followed the letter of the law, but the process is not fair."
22 Mar 2013

Hundreds pack meeting over wind farm issue

Around 200 people from around the county crowded into the Commissioners Meeting Room of the County Building as the Commission considered the proposed amendment to the county zoning ordinance regarding "wind farms". ...The proposed change would increase that distance to half a mile. It would also make the set back for a tower 3 miles from any lake - natural or man made - or river in the county.
25 Jan 2013

Whitley Co. wind ordinance not approved

After two and half years of debate, a wind farm ordinance in Whitley County was denied. The winds died down Wednesday night in Whitley County. The Whitley County Plan Commission denied the final draft of the wind ordinance in a 4:4:1 vote. Five votes are needed in order for the ordinance to pass.
21 Jun 2012

Judge hears wind tower appeal

Despite concerns from area residents, the Tipton County Commissioners unanimously approved rezoning for E-on Climate & Renewables operating center in rural Tipton County. The commissioners Monday heard about one hour of discussion on the pros and cons of the operations and maintenance facility to be constructed east of Windfall.
22 May 2012

Wind energy zoning breezes into county

With at least one business interested in Whitley County for development of a wind energy system and a business in the commercial side of the industry located in Whitley County, local officials are trudging through a 17-page ordinance on regulation of wind farms.
20 Apr 2012

Regional labor unions press for unsafe turbine setbacks in Indiana

Cover_letter_thumb Wind developer, Wind Capital Group, together with the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) are pressing union members to defeat a modest 1,500 foot setback distance now under consideration in Whitley County, Indiana. This cover letter and accompanying form letter were sent to union members asking that they work to defeat any effort by citizens to establish safer setbacks in the county. The cover letter is shown below and can be accessed, along with the form letter, by selecting the links at the bottom of this page.
6 Feb 2012
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