March 18 at 6:30 pm at Clinton High School is the date for a vote on the special use permit for the Alta Farms II Wind Farm special use permit application for a wind farm in the northwest corner of DeWitt County.
Board Chair David Newberg made the executive decision Thursday night at the DeWitt County Board meeting. Clinton High School is available March 18, April 1 and April 8 and Newberg felt getting the vote done as soon as possible was the best course of action.
The date hinges on County Board members receiving transcripts from the Zoning Board of Appeals month-long hearings by March 4, so they have two weeks to review. The timeline is aggressive and State's Attorney Dan Markwell says if they don't come by that date, the meeting cannot be held March 18.
It has been two weeks since the ZBA hearings wrapped up and Newberg wants to make sure a meeting date is set if the transcripts are acquired by March 4.
The meeting will be held again at the Clinton High School auditorium.
Also at the Thursday night Clinton Board of Education meeting:
>>The Board approved roadwork for County Highway 1 for $34,000.
>>The Board approved updating server storage at the County Courthouse
>>County Clerk Dana Smith's office is seeking to upgrade the software and hardware for the voter registration system through a grant and that was approved Thursday for just short of $27,000 or no more than the portion reimbursed by the grant.
>>The Board approved DeeDee Rentmeister as the interim zoning administrator and Mike Bradford as the temporary zoning field inspector.