2017 was a good year for DeWitt County.
That was the message from the County Board Chair to the Clinton Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon. David Newberg says the biggest highlight from last year was the agreement reached with Exelon on a tax settlement for EAV that will last five years and end any appeals currently held up in the court system.
Newberg didn't shy away from discussing the wind farm and the latest with the County Board. Newberg explains it's been almost a year since the Regional Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals re-adjusted the ordinances. Since then, the discussion has resurfaced and is now circling back around.
Newberg calls the current process a fine tuning of the ordinances in place. He indicates this is not the process of an application from a wind developer, in this case, Tradewind Energy.
Newberg indicates the timeline for the reconsideration of ordinances, a special use permit application and a vote on the special use permit by the full County Board could go into the summer months.