September 13, 2006

Wind farm application

People who live 20 miles outside of Blackfoot might have a new windy neighbor if an application is approved by Planning and Zoning tonight.

Lava Beds Wind Farm is waiting on a decision from Bingham County Planning and Zoning to create a wind farm. Their application is for 18 windmills on 2,000 to 3,000 acres. The property is from 500 to 1000 North and 1900 to 2100 West. With the lack of feedback from the community, officials feel the meeting will go smoothly tonight.

“There hasn’t been hardly any response on this. I had one negative letter from somebody who thought it would devalue their property, but other than that, I haven’t heard from anybody.”

The Planning and Zoning meeting is tonight at the Bingham County Courthouse at 7 p.m. in Courtroom 1.

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