The DeWitt County Board Thursday night tossed around a number of dates and times to hold a special meeting for a decision on the special use permit for a wind farm in the northwest corner of DeWitt County.
Pictured right: Board discusses date and time for special meeting for special use permit for wind farm proposal.
The Board tentatively set Tuesday, April 23 at 5 pm for the meeting date and time pending availability at Clinton High School.
Board Chair David Newberg opened up the discussion with his intention to hear from both sides but reminding the board they can only consider testimony heard at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.
As for the public comment portion of the meeting, Newberg sought input from the Board on how much time they wanted to allow for those to speak. While individuals are allowed five minutes before the board, Newberg was open to modifying that for this meeting and giving each side a limited amount of time to talk.
Newberg ultimately decided to give how the meeting will work more thought because the public can contact the County Clerk and get on the agenda but if limitations were set for how long each side could speak, it could open up the possibility those on the agenda might not be able to speak.