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Blaine County to discuss wind energy ordinance Tuesday November 16, 2009

Filed under: Idaho,Legal/Courts,Wind — nwrenewablenews @ 5:15 pm
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The Blaine County Commission will consider an amendment to an existing ordinance regulating wind energy facilities at a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Old County Courthouse, but the wind energy discussion isn’t slated to take place until 1:30 p.m.

The commission previously discussed this issue in August, attempting to set criteria for the size of wind turbines. The allowable height would vary by the size of the property.  At that meeting, some members of the public expressed concern that wind turbines allowed in the scenic corridor along state Highway 75 north of Hailey would be visually intrusive.

Also on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is a consideration of an appeal by the Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation of a condition attached to the county’s approval of the Continuing Care Retirement Community planned for development west of Hailey on Croy Creek Road. The condition being appealed states that the foundation must secure the ability to connect to Hailey’s sewer system, or set up an acceptable alternative for waste water disposal, prior to submitting for a building permit.

This meeting is open to the public and comment is welcome.

JON DUVAL, Idaho Mountain Express –


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