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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Crawford County agrees to deal for Silver Queen wind farm

The Crawford County Board of Supervisors closed the wind turbine moratorium and made several financial decisions this week.

The supervisors held a special meeting on Monday to finalize a development agreement with Scout Clean Energy relating to the Silver Queen wind farm project already in motion. The agreement included a setback minimum of 1,320 feet from the foundation of a residence along with a maximum of 45 decibels at affected properties.

The board took action Tuesday establishing a 10-member committee to represent the county in spending up to $3.2 million provided in the American Rescue Plan. The committee members will be appointed by several department heads. They are expected to come together and allocate the federal funds in ways that serve Crawford County's best interest.

The supervisors voted nearly unanimously on a variety of wage changes for the 2021-22 fiscal year. A separate resolution appropriating all funds to departments for next fiscal year passed on a 4-1 vote.

The rest of the action taken by the board is unanimous. They approved tax suspensions for a pair of cases where the persons involved are receiving payment from the department of human services and are deemed unable to contribute to the public revenue. They resolved to establish an inter-fund operating loan with HCCMS Family Planning and then transfer more then $86,000 into the General Basic Fund. They also resolved to transfer funds from forfeiture which bring the K-9 balance to zero and eliminate it as a separate fund. The board endorsed an air conditioning quote for the EMA office as well.

You can find full agendas and minutes from supervisor meetings here.

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