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Crawford Supervisors Planning Ahead For More Wind Farms
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The Crawford County Board of Supervisors reviewed a construction compliance certificate for new wind towers at their weekly meeting.
Chairman Kyle Schultz says the supervisors want to try and keep up with changing wind farm technology.
"We set some setbacks in place making it to where everybody within the county will have a voice at the table," said Schultz. "I think we're probably going to increase those setbacks and not so much by feet but by a multiplier of the height of a tower. The new wind farm that is being proposed in Crawford County now I think the towers are considerably taller than the one they haven't even built yet."
He says it’s part of the board’s job to make sure everyone’s voice is heard when discussing large projects like wind farms.
"There are a few people expressing their opinion that we should stop all wind tower construction in the county and as the board of supervisors we kind of have to look out for both sides," said Schultz.
Schultz says they approved mower purchases for Secondary Roads that are already in the budget but also noticed a price increase of nearly $60,000 for both items.
He says they accepted a bid from Omaha-based L&L Construction for renovating the courthouse restrooms with plans that include preserving the historic look of the building.