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Planning Meets Thursday to Discuss Wind Farm Rules

After months of debate, the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Committee will be meeting on Thursday, August 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, to discuss regulations that govern wind turbine permits.There is a moratorium on new turbine permits in the county, which is scheduled to end in April of next year. This is to review and update regulations and to allow the public to provide input. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.Regulations under consideration include setbacks, shadow flicker and decommissioning. Also on the agenda is a discussion of potential conflicts of interest with C...

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