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Tazewell County Board of Supervisors discuss wind turbines

The Tazewell County Board of Supervisors had a heated meeting on Tuesday night with a lot of hot topic items on the agenda. A lot of people at the meeting were there because of the controversial wind turbine talk. The board met with a consultant group behind closed doors in executive session.

The Tazewell County Board of Supervisors had a heated meeting on Tuesday night with a lot of hot topic items on the agenda.

A lot of people at the meeting were there because of the controversial wind turbine talk.

The board met with a consultant group behind closed doors in executive session.

That group is representing 3 local companies who plan to throw their hat in the ring to produce the wind turbines.

Two national companies have already expressed their interest in producing the turbines.

The group says producing the turbines in our region will help make and keep money here at home.

Scott Matney owns Strategic Consulting and Export, the group representing the three companies. He explains, "What we want to do is to ensure that the wind towers that are put in Tazewell County are produced by Tazewell County citizens, their taxes are kept in Tazewell County and that revenue generated is put back into our county."

The Board of Supervisors says they want to hear more public input before making any decisions.

The board will hold a public hearing with the Planning Commission on February 3rd.

That meeting will be at 6 pm at Tazewell Middle School to accommodate the expected large crowd.

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The Tazewell County Board of Supervisors had a heated meeting on Tuesday night with a lot of hot topic items on the agenda.

A lot of people at the meeting were there because of the controversial wind turbine talk.

The board met with a consultant group behind closed doors in executive session.

That group is representing 3 local companies who plan to throw their hat in the ring to produce the wind turbines.

Two national companies have already expressed their interest in producing the turbines.

The group says producing the turbines in our region will help make and keep money here at home.

Scott Matney owns Strategic Consulting and Export, the group representing the three companies. He explains, "What we want to do is to ensure that the wind towers that are put in Tazewell County are produced by Tazewell County citizens, their taxes are kept in Tazewell County and that revenue generated is put back into our county."

The Board of Supervisors says they want to hear more public input before making any decisions.

The board will hold a public hearing with the Planning Commission on February 3rd.

That meeting will be at 6 pm at Tazewell Middle School to accommodate the expected large crowd.

There was one other issue at the meeting that was not on the agenda.

Supervisor Bill Rasnick resigned from his post Tuesday night.

The board recognized his work and dedication to the county.

No word yet on his replacement.


Source: http://www.wvva.com/global/...

JAN 6 2009
https://www.windaction.org/posts/18494-tazewell-county-board-of-supervisors-discuss-wind-turbines
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