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While Tradewind Energy officials continue to look forward to the upcoming March 18 vote on their special use application for the Alta Farms II wind farm in northwest DeWitt County, they remain disappointed in the time it has taken to get here.


Project Development Manager Tom Swierczewski says it is nice to have a date set to be before the full DeWitt County Board but remains disappointed it has taken over six months to get to this point.



According to Swierczewski, they showed beyond a shadow of a doubt they are not going to have an impact on the Lincoln weather radar equipment and feels that issue should be in the past.



As the DeWitt County Board meeting nears, Swierczewski thanks the supporters of their project for turning out to the ZBA hearings. He encourages them to remain engaged and if they feel it necessary, to reach out to their local County Board member to voice their support.



Last year after the DeWitt County Board voted down the application, Swierczewski indicates there was an uptick in support form those in favor of the project and he feels that has not dropped off in the time from the last vote until now. He believes they will have the vote in their favor this time around. 

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