The Christian County Board met on Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the Taylorville High School Cafeteria. The big topic was wind farms, and it saw a very active public comment section.
Among those who commented was Pana Mayor Don Kroski, who made a case for the projects’ positive impact.
There were many who voiced concerns about the project as well. Among the concerns were placement of the turbines in designated flood plains. Daniel Nolan, a resident of Assumption, was concerned for the health of his child.
Under the Highway/Building/Grounds/Environmental/Welfare/Zoing Committee minutes the big concern surrounded the safety of an elevator. Assistant States Attorney Sarah Carlson read a statement from States Attorny Mike Havera, who was not present, in which it was stated that there is a contract with Otis Elevators and they are awaiting word from them.
Other motions that passed unanimously in other committees included approving the contracts of a full-time Public Defender, and approval of January claims. Chairperson Matt Wells wanted to bring up a discussion on downsizing the Christian County board since it is a Census year.
The Christian County Board will meet next on February 18, 2020.