By: Diane Benjamin
Last night the Zoning Board of Appeals, with slight modifications. approved yet another wind farm.
This is what the ZBA is charged with doing according to the County website: (B) under Procedures https://www.ecode360.com/13415648#13415648
The ZBA failed to protect the people living close to where this field will be built. They had 8 hearings with experts only wanting the turbine setbacks from homes increased. Invenergy wants to measure from your house, not the property line. Since they can pack more turbines on the property, the ZBA allowed them to infringe on property they aren’t paying for. The ZBA heard testimony from experts and people forced to move because of the noise. Evidently, their testimony wasn’t important compared to how much tax revenue will be brought in.
Remember this pic?
I filed a FOIA request for text messages from Zimmerman and another Board member – Julia Turner.
Turner claimed there were no text messages. Zimmerman claims he was looking up information on Wikipedia. Shouldn’t he just ask questions instead of doing his own research? What testimony did he miss while researching?
See the FOIA information I received Here
Now what committees recommend is irrelevant after the full Board decided they were smarter than the Land Use Committee on recycling, the entire Board needs to stand up for the citizens affected.
I bet they won’t ($$$$$).