The Logan County Commissioners will again consider the special use permit Tuesday for nearly 90 wind generation towers west and south of Fleming.
The commissioners held a three-hour public hearing on June 2 for NextEra Energy’s Niyol wind farm but tabled the issue saying they wanted to study the documentation they received during that meeting.
The public hearing was held in the ballroom of the Sterling Elks Lodge to allow social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly two-dozen people spoke during the meeting and two large binders of documentation were offered from both sides of the issue.
Opposition to the project has come from a group calling themselves Concerned Citizens for a Safe Logan County. Residents of the area cite a number of concerns, including setbacks from neighboring structures, noise, “shadow flicker,” and negative environmental impact. NextEra officials say they have addressed all of those concerns.
A decision on the special use permit already was delayed for a month when the Planning and Zoning Commission tabled the application at its April meeting and then recommended approval at its May meeting.
The county commissioners will meet in work session at 9 a.m. Monday with the business meeting to begin at 9:30.
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