A 2013 lawsuit between Sheldon Township and the Settlers Trail Wind Farm in Iroquois County has been settled out of court. Both parties have stated 'they're satisfied' with the agreement.
The suit was asking for more than $1.8 million in damages, Sheldon Township alleging that the wind farm company failed to adequately restore township roads used to build the 94-turbine wind farm in 2011.
The defendant was E.On Climate & Renewables North America LLC, doing business as Settlers Trail Wind Farm LLC.
The lawsuit had claimed that the road-restoration work, which was required to be done by E.On as part of a "road upgrade and maintenance agreement," remained "deficient over an approximately five-mile radius." The agreement required E.On to repair all roads damaged during construction to their "preconstruction condition" or better, and the $1.8 million sought by the township reflected the cost for having the work done by a "third party."
Court records show a motion filed has "The parties have resolved all issues pending with this court."