The DeWitt County Regional Planning Commission again will send no recommendation to the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding the Alta Farms II wind project proposal for a second time.
The commission heard about the updated proposal from Tradewind representatives Tuesday night and after a couple of hours of testimony, they voted 3-2-2 for no recommendation to the ZBA. Andrea Rhoades says this is a big win for those opposed to the project, as they believe this application is less complete than the first proposal by Tradewind.
Kyle Lockhause with Tradewind Energy says this being the second time through for their latest application, they expected the outcome they got.
RPC Board Chair Dave Steward thanks the audience for their respect towards everyone and for being mindful of the restraints set forward prior to the meeting.
The Zoning Board of Appeals will begin their hearings on January 7 and will last through January 29.