Last month, the DeWitt County Board moved to send a sound study agreement back to the County's Land Use Committee. At the Thursday night regular board meeting, the agreement was back on the table after the Committee came back with no recommendation and a 2-2-1 vote.
Again Thursday night, the motion was asked to be tabled. Melonie Tilley asked the motion be sent back to the Land Use Committee again but Lance Reece pushed back against the idea of the motion again going back to the land use committee. Tilley believes there should be no hurry in passing this.
According to Land Use Committee Chair, Terry Ferguson, a consulting engineering firm is helping with the permitting process and feels as well, it is being rushed.
Kyle Lockhause with Tradewind Energy indicates an updated sound study updated, similar to what was in the special use permit. He explains a sound study takes quite a while to get ready for and he had hoped the board would take up the motion Thursday.
Sending the agreement back to the Land Use Committee failed. An amendment to the motion was approved that any work during the winter months would be done while the ground is frozen. Tilley brought up concerns the firm is overseeing several other aspects of the study and felt a third-party consultant would be best.
The sound study agreement was voted down.
The Board Thursday night also approved the re-hiring of Zoning Administrator Aaron Paque as well as an agreement with the University of Illinois Shelter Medicine, an extension of the U of I's low-income spay and neuter agreement.