Despite the vote being postponed for a special use permit for the Tradewind Energy Alta Farms II wind project in the northwest DeWitt County, officials say they remain confident their project will pass and look forward to July 14.
The County Board last Tuesday night postponed the vote on the wind farm project in hopes of being in phase 4 of Governor JB Pritzker's 'Restore Illinois' plan and project development manager Tom Swierzcewski says an in-person meeting is always preferred so he awaits the guidance from the state for July 14.
The meeting being postponed was not what Tradewind expected but Swierzcewski says while they had hoped to have the project decided on Tuesday, they understand the circumstances and will look ahead to July 14, maintaining they believe their project is a first-rate project that meets, if not, exceeds, all the County's ordinances.
Another six weeks is a painful delay for the project but Swierzcewski says it isn't the first delay of the project but they hope it is one of the last. He thanks their supporters that attended virtually and those that tuned to WHOW's radio broadcast of the meeting.