Spanish Fork Mayor Joe Thomas said he is feeling cautiously optimistic walking into tonight's City Council meeting.
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After a heated string of presentations, the Spanish Fork City Council held off making any decisions Tuesday night on the future of a wind farm project in the city until other options are considered.
Monstrous. Colossal. Shocking. These are a few words Spanish Fork residents are using to describe a set of five wind turbines that are scheduled to tower in the community -- unless they can change the City Council's mind.
SPANISH FORK - A slow-moving project to create Utah's first wind farm could grind to a halt this spring. A group of residents unimpressed with the idea of 300-foot-high turbines whirling overhead at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon will ask the City Council next week for a six-month moratorium on the project.
It wasn't a selfish case of N.I.M.B.Y. - the "Not In My Back Yard" syndrome -- that inspired Aaron Fisher and a couple of other Spanish Fork residents to rise to the podium at the February 7, 2006 City Council meeting and state their case against wind towers. The concerned property owners just wanted to take pause, investigate what it is that Wasatch Wind, LLC is building in the Spanish Fork Canyon and get community approval to continue with the testing of the 82 meter meteorological tower which Wasatch Wind has installed to verify wind speeds.