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DeWitt County Discusses Costs Associated With Upcoming ZBA Hearings On Wind Farm

Confusion over how to pay for the upcoming hearings for the proposed Alta Farms II wind farm before the Zoning Board of Appeals was discussed Thursday night at the DeWitt County Board meeting.


The discrepancy was over costs the County would incur. According to Finance Committee Chair Camille Redman, the costs of the hearings were covered by the fees of the Tradewind application. Board member Dan Matthews questioned why that wasn't the case again this time around.



There's also confusion because the County enters a new budget year. According to County Administrator DeeDee Rentmeister, they used the same budgeting figures as the hearings from earlier this year.



Land Use Chair Terry Ferguson says another wrinkle in the whole issue is the fact they did not have to pay the school for its use. But this time around they did not have enough dates available for use and so the County is going to be using The Abigail.



In the end, the Board just cleared up the budgeting behind the costs of the hearings and removed the motion altogether. 

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