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County Commissioners Approve Meteorological Tower Despite Moratorium On Wind Farm Applications

By Gordon HopkinsJefferson County Commissioners voted to approve the placement of a meteorological tower in the agricultural district on Tuesday, September 21, despite a recent moratorium on wind farm applications.With the possibility of future wind farm applications looming, county commissioners decided at a previous meeting on September 14 to institute a six-month moratorium on wind farm applications, effective immediately. Commissioners voted unanimously for the moratorium, feeling it was necessary to review and, if necessary, revise the policies that govern the placing of wind turbines within the county.The application was filed by Big B...

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