By: Diane Benjamin
The County Zoning Board of Appeals will continue the hearing on changes to the wind ordinance on November 1st. The hearing earlier this month allowed time for all to speak who signed up, but time ran out of rebuttal testimony.
This hearing is only for that rebuttal testimony. No one who didn’t speak at the last hearing will be allowed to speak at this hearing. I requested a clarification from the county, they sent this procedure document to me: zba-handout-brochure-4-10-16-1
This is the part applicable to the upcoming meeting:
Maybe the InvEnergy crew can explain this story: http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/10/windfall-turns-into-wind-fail-for-champaign-county-taxpayers/
One of their other Illinois wind farms has chased people from their homes because of noise. Add that property taxes haven’t been paid. Maybe the guy who praised his wind turbines for saving his farm will actually admit he works for the company this time.
Should be interesting!