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Group Opposed to Wind Farm Discusses Issues With Tuesday Meeting

DeWitt County residents who are opposed to a wind farm in the northwest corner of the County are voicing their concerns about tomorrow night's special meeting to decide the fate of a second application for the project.


Tradewind Energy's Alta Farms II special use permit will be voted on by the DeWitt County Board Tuesday at 6 pm and residents against the project say this is isn't essential business for the County and the vote should wait until the public can gather together to be present for a decision. Led by Andrea Rhoades, their message is the County should be taking up essential items only right now.



The issue with the vote being essential or not is because of the fact it will be conducted virtually, another concern of the group. Rhoades says the prior meetings held by the County Board have shown issues with people being able to connect and monitor the meeting.



The combination of the virtual meeting along with the County Board deeming the vote essential does not make sense to Rhoades. She has concerns about the ability of the Board to be present with the public and interact with them in a virtual format. 



Again, Tuesday's meeting is at 6 pm. For those not on the agenda to participate, the meeting will be carried live on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM/106.5 FM WHOW and all the WHOW online platforms including the WHOW mobile and Amazon Alexa. 

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