The Ford County Board’s zoning committee finalized a package of proposed changes to the county’s ordinance regulating wind farms Tuesday. It includes a proposal to more than double the distance wind turbines must be from homes.
Committee members were earlier OK with a proposal to increase the existing 1,000-foot setback between wind turbines and “primary structures,” to 1,500 feet.
But the suggestion is now 2250 feet. That’s more than double the distance. Some feel that’ll chase away the wind farm companies.
The amended proposal was approved unanimously. It now goes to the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board before heading to the full County Board.