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Wind Power News: Illinois: libertyville

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May 16, 2012 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Residents, Aldridge reach agreement on wind turbine

The lawsuit filed by a group of residents who live near the wind turbine at Aldridge Electric has been settled. David Gates, a member of Citizens for the Protection of Libertyville, said the group of residents “accepted Aldridge running his turbine from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (The) exceptions are major holidays.” “This was the only compromise we could manage without continuing to pay our attorney for another year of stalling, and a trial would have taken . . . Complete story »


April 3, 2012 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Libertyville officials extend moratorium on building wind turbines

Libertyville officials have agreed to extend a moratorium on wind turbine construction. The temporary ban has been extended six months. Mayor Terry Weppler wants more time to discuss proposed restrictions commissioners want placed on wind turbines. “I don’t want to rule them out completely, but in my opinion the current ordinance almost virtually does,” Weppler said. The sound level the plan commission says is allowable for wind turbines to emit is so low at 40 decibels that it would be . . . Complete story »


January 17, 2012 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Settlement limits Libertyville wind turbine’s hours of operation

A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit over Aldridge Electric’s wind turbine in Libertyville. A group of neighbors calling itself Citizens for Protection of Libertyville filed the lawsuit against Libertyville and Aldridge Electric in 2009 over Aldridge’s 120-foot tall wind turbine at 844 E. Rockland Road. Under the proposed settlement agreement, Aldridge has agreed to limit the hours of operation of the wind turbine from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and to comply with village standards . . . Complete story »


January 13, 2012 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Libertyville Village Board approves settlement on wind-turbine lawsuit

Libertyville officials announced at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting that they had reached a settlement of a lawsuit filed by neighbors over Aldridge Electric’s 120-foot tall wind turbine at 844 E. Rockland Road. The Village Board voted unanimously to approve the settlement. A group of neighbors calling itself Citizens for Protection of Libertyville filed the lawsuit against Libertyville and Aldridge Electric in 2009. Under the proposed settlement agreement, Aldridge has agreed to limt the hours of operation of the wind turbine . . . Complete story »


January 12, 2012 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Libertyville approves wind turbine settlement

Settlement of a lawsuit involving the lone wind turbine in Libertyville is nearing completion but the issue of how those facilities will be regulated in the future remains open for debate. The Libertyville village board on Tuesday accepted a settlement agreement with residents near Aldridge Electric on Rockland Road, although residents have not yet signed off on the latest version. “We knew nothing about any of this. We don’t have a finished copy of the agreement, we have a tentative . . . Complete story »


January 12, 2012 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Libertyville resident wants tighter wind turbine regulation passed

Village trustees deferred making a motion on a proposed text amendment that would regulate wind turbines. Residents who live near a wind turbine in Libertyville had hoped to hear an outcome Tuesday when the Village Board was set to act on a proposed change to an ordinance regulating wind turbines. They were, however, disappointed. Village trustees approved deferring the issue to a future Committee of the Whole meeting so they could discuss the issue further. The delay should not have . . . Complete story »


October 4, 2011 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Village extends wind turbine moratorium

Village board trustees unanimously approved extending a six-month moratorium on the construction, installation and operation of wind turbines at the Sept. 27 board meeting. Last March, Mayor Terry Weppler directed staff to adopt portions of Lake County’s ordinance regarding wind turbines into the village’s zoning code. The Plan Commission has completed their work on the revision to the Wind Turbine Ordinance and the report will be presented at a future village board meeting. The moratorium does not restrict the use . . . Complete story »


August 16, 2011 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Plan commission recommends wind energy ordinance to village board

Libertyville plan commissioners are recommending a wind energy ordinance to the village board after many meetings of deliberating the details of how turbines should operate in the village. Dave Gates, a member of the group “Citizens for the Protection of Libertyville,” has said that the group wants to ban wind turbines from the village. He’s pleased with the plan commission’s version of the ordinance, but is worried about what it will like when the village board makes its final decision . . . Complete story »


July 22, 2011 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine stays in Libertyville

A Lake County court has denied residents’ request for Aldridge Electric Co. to remove its wind turbine within Libertyville. Judge Mitchell Hoffman said Thursday that while the court found the village of Libertyville violated its wind farm statute, the residents did not provide significant evidence nor did they act on their objections in a timely manner. “The question whether Aldridge detrimentally relied on the village and on the silence of plaintiffs throughout the hearing, approval and construction process is an . . . Complete story »


July 22, 2011 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Judge denies Citizens’ request for judgement on wind turbine

A judge on Thursday denied a request from neighbors of a wind turbine in Libertyville to have it immediately turned off, but they vowed to keep fighting. Village officials applauded the ruling. A group of neighbors known as Citizens for the Protection of Libertyville had requested a summary judgment against operators of the turbine, but it was denied by Judge Mitchell Hoffman. “Disappointed,” is how Dave Gates, a leader of Citizens group, described reaction to the decision. “But (Hoffman) clearly . . . Complete story »


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