May 12, 2011

Iroquois County: Wind farm setback disputes continue

By Robert Themer, 11 May 2011

The Iroquois County Board rejected an attempt Tuesday to reduce the mandatory setback that separates commercial wind turbines from homes and other buildings of nonparticipants in wind farm developments.

Last month, in a 13-11 vote, the board set the limit at 2,000 feet, although the county zoning board of appeals and the board’s own planning and zoning committee both had recommended 1,500 feet.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the board kept the larger setback, voting 11-9 against reducing it to 1,500 feet

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