Summer 2003: Distributed Generation Systems, Inc., determines project site after search of western Kansas for project criteria.
Sept. 15, 2003: First 14 easement agreements were filed by landowners.
Oct. 20, 2003: Ellis County Commission minutes: David Yearout of the Wichita-based Baughman and Co. said via e-mail that he would be willing to make a presentation regarding countywide zoning.
December 2003: Meteorological equipment installed on nearby communications tower.
Feb. 28, 2005: Ellis County Commission minutes: David Yearout delivers presentation on countywide zoning.
May 9, 2005: Commissioners ratified a resolution appointing the Ellis County Planning and Zoning Commissioners.
Ellis County Commission minutes: year-long moratorium adopted for countywide zoning.
May 23, 2005: First meeting of the Ellis County Joint Planning Commission.
The members were: Gene Bittel, Jo Kraus (vice-chairman), Charles Rohr, Richard Weber, Jim Scheck, Leo Dorzweiler, Kent Laas and Lance Russell (chairman).
Aug. 8, 2005: Ellis County Commission minutes: Eric Simons with Distributed Generation Systems, Inc., delivers a presentation. This is the first and only presentation before County Commissioners to date.
Aug. 29, 2005: Ellis County Commission minutes: letter of project support endorsed by commissioners.
July 2006: Project purchased by Competitive Power Ventures.
Aug. 28, 2006: County Commission minutes: countywide zoning regulations are adopted. The resolution is enforced Sept. 1, 2006.
March 3, 2007: Conditional Use Permit filed by CPV with the Ellis County Planning and Zoning Commission.
March 28, 2007: Ellis County Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing.
May 8, 2007: Project purchased by Iberdrola Renewable Energies USA, Ltd.
May 23, 2007: Ellis County Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing scheduled to resume at 7 p.m.
Information obtained from the Ellis County Clerk’s office, the Ellis County Register of Deeds office, Competitive Power Ventures and Ellis County Environmental Office.
17 May 2007
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