Articles filed under General from Illinois

Farmer upset with wind company

Now, he is alleging that wind energy company Goldwind USA has been repeatedly trespassing on his family's property. And that has resulted in crop damage, he said. The property is well posted, he said, so trespassers knew what they were doing.
7 Nov 2011

Ogle County wind farm back on track

An Ogle County wind farm long delayed by lawsuits is once again moving ahead. Ogle County Zoning Administrator Michael Reibel said Tuesday that Apex Wind Energy, based in Charlottesville, Va., has bought the Baileyville Wind Project from Navitas-Gamesa and plans to start construction in the spring.
3 Nov 2011

Wind farm setback dispute may land in court

Redlingshafer wrote in his letter that a township board must provide 48 hours' notice of a meeting, not 10 days as stated by Devine. Redlingshafer added that notices and agendas for the township meetings were posted at the building in which the meetings were to be held and in "various prominent places throughout the township."
20 Sep 2011

Mixed reaction to Lee Co. Wind Farm

China-based wind turbine manufacturer, Goldwind's plans in Lee County don't settle well with resident Ralph Lassa. "They're not living by these things! This gorgeous agricultural landscape is decimated," he says. 71 wind turbines will go between West Brooklyn and Compton and then South to the county line.
20 Sep 2011

Wind farm construction side effects disturb land owners

Englehart, Zimmerman and her brother, Alan, are among landowners that signed on to the project back in 2005 ...Englehart and the Zimmermans are now learning the hard way that the 2005 contract included a lot of implied agreements between the landowners and the developers. They both reluctantly noted the original contract left a lot of control in the hands of the developer and they didn't anticipate the project would change hands so many times.
17 Sep 2011

Wind farm backers still negotiating road deals

Invenergy asked that it be allowed to negotiate road agreements beyond the time the case would be before the county zoning board of appeals. Leuchtmann said that the county road agreement must be approved by the Champaign County Board at its Oct. 20 meeting before the agreement is finalized.
11 Sep 2011
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