Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Crawford County Supervisors close to wind turbine moratorium deadline
The Crawford County Board of Supervisors are still looking to finalize the language of any new wind turbine ordinance after Tuesday's weekly meeting.
The supervisors tabled the agenda item after more than an hour of intense discussion with Scout Clean Energy and concerned citizens. The conversation included talk about potentially higher numbers for minimum distance requirements and possibly involving a grandfather clause that enables Scout to proceed with their project that already in motion. The supervisor moratorium regarding wind turbines set to expire on June 30.
The supervisors took unanimous action on several financial resolutions. They shifted thousands of dollars in general basic funds over to general supplemental or secondary roads. They also established a special revenue fund for money related to the American Rescue Plan and committed to continue membership in the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool, or ICAP. The board endorsed a residential tax abatement for a parcel on the 1700 block of 380th Street in Westside as well.
The supervisors approved a request by the City of Schleswig to fund half of an asphalt resurfacing project on a portion of E Avenue. They also agreed to wage schedules for secondary road bargaining unit employees and the administrative assistant to the engineer.
You can find full supervisor meeting agendas and minutes here.
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