The Christian County ZBA continued to debate during the WECS text amendments in the debate on wind turbines. The Committee was looking at the last few items including inclement weather and how that affects wind turbines. Committee member Joe Dorr expressed concern over ice.
Protect Christian County is asking for the wind turbines to be shut down when there is inclement weather. Dorr and Steve Sipes continued the discussion.
Jim Griffiths from Invenergy says that when winds reach a certain limit they shut off immediately.
In the end the board asked for a better definition written for the special use permits to include terms like icing. The committee led by Sipes would be looking at asking the board to make an amendment to the recommendation when it got sent back to the Christian County Board.
The next ZBA meeting is set for Tuesday, August 25th at 6 PM.