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GREENLEAF — Brown County officials are urging communities to enact regulations on wind farms after hearing that a private firm is planning to build a series of large windmills in the southern part of the county.
MANITOWOC – The Manitowoc County Board approved a new large wind energy ordinance Wednesday, the culmination of a year of work.
MANITOWOC — Ralph Kozlowski wants to offer a large wind tower ordinance for County Board approval before newly elected supervisors take office next month, but time is running short for the chair of the county committee crafting the resolution.
I supported a wind farm development on the Ridge, choosing to investigate other developers rather than sign an easement contract with Invenergy/Summit Ridge Energy Corp. After extensive research, I have changed my position.
Ryszard Borys is an Illinois realtor who owns 200 acres that neighbors the Wallerman dairy operation. The Denmark native said he is very familiar with wind farm technology from that country. He shared Fries’ concern over lost land values and the negative impact for agri-tourism. “You have to make the choice between a wind farm or tourism and recreation,” Borys said.
Currently this is an area known for agriculture, rural residential and recreational. Following the guidelines in the ordinance, commercial wind farms will change the character of the ridge and of the county. Is this acceptable? Will land values be affected? Do economic advantages outweigh any problems that may develop? Monroe County residents need to be involved. Come to the public hearing to share your thoughts.
By Dec. 22, the county board approved an ordinance that lifts the county moratorium on small wind systems. A moratorium on large wind systems, however, remains in effect until May 17, 2006.
Monroe County residents are invited to attend a public hearing for discussion on an ordinance to regulate commercial wind farms.
JUNEAU WI Judge John Storck on Wednesday in Dodge County Circuit Court Branch II dismissed a petition for review from the village of Brownsville concerning wind turbine placement because it wasn't filed in a timely manner as required by state statute.
December 7, 2005 (JUNEAU, Wis.) - The Horicon Marsh System Advocates will ask a Dodge County judge today to order the state regulators to review a wind farm project.
Dane County could someday be home to the tallest wind turbines in the state.
MANITOWOC — A Wisconsin wind farm developer has filed a claim against Manitowoc County alleging its 12-month moratorium on wind farms is illegal. Emerging Energies LLP of Hubertus alleges the moratorium, issued May 17, has damaged the company's plans to construct seven large-scale, industrial wind turbines around the village of Mishicot.