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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Posted November 29, 2019

 

Dear Editor:

 

All residents of DeWitt County are charged with maintaining the County’s agricultural heritage and rural atmosphere, preserving prime farmland, celebrating rural life, and protecting and preserving the County’s shared natural resources and open spaces.  Because I reside in the footprint of the proposed Alta Farms II wind energy project, I write this letter.

 

Per Tradewind Energy’s second application for a special use permit, nine towers with seven of them at a blade tip height of 599 feet are to be placed within a one mile radius of my residence.  Worst case shadow flicker is to be 62 hours 20 minutes annually, and the octave sound frequency band is to be near the limit set by the Illinois Pollution Control Board.

 

Our family members also reside in the footprint of the proposed wind energy project.  Nine towers, with all of them at a blade tip height of 599 feet, plus an aircraft detection lighting system tower are to be placed within a one mile radius of their residence.    Decibel sound is to be at a level near the DeWitt County sound limits, and the octave sound frequency band is to be at the limit set by the Illinois Pollution Control Board.

 

If a special use permit is issued for the project and the project is commenced, DeWitt County’s rural character over an area exceeding 12,000 acres will be forever altered.  The visible and unviewable undesirable impacts will be substantial and forever change our lives, homelands and farmlands.

Gail Nunnery
Clinton, IL. 61727
 

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