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Iroquois County: Board ponders steep cost hike for wind farm applications  

Credit:  By Robert Themer, The Daily Journal, www.daily-journal.com 17 January 2011 ~~

Iroquois County Board members are considering dramatic increases in application fees for wind farm development.

The fees and regulations have been under reconsideration since Nov. 9, when the board placed a six-month moratorium on new wind farm applications.

The board’s planning and zoning committee last week suggested a $50,000 fee for an application for wind farm development under its “wind energy conversion system” ordinance. The current fee is $1,500.

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Source:  By Robert Themer, The Daily Journal, www.daily-journal.com 17 January 2011

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