TRAVERSE CITY – Voters have recalled three Joyfield Township officials they believe are too closely tied to a controversial wind project.
Supervisor Larry Lathwell, Clerk Gary Lathwell, and Treasurer Debra Lindgren have been recalled leaving just two members left on the board.
The trio signed leases with Duke Energy to have turbines placed on their property. and some residents say its a conflict of interest.
The Benzie County Election Commission, which is made up of the county’s clerk, probate judge, and treasurer will now chose an interim board member for the township. That will give them enough officials to vote for new members.
Whoever is chosen will serve until the next election in February 2012.
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