The Tri-Point School district stands to gain big-time revenues from a new wind farm.
The Kelly Creek wind operation has gained the approval of the Kankakee County Board. It's in Norton Township. Kelly Creek is an expansion of the Pilot Hill Wind farm near Herscher. It totals 108 turbines extending into Ford County. There are 33 turbines in Kankakee County.
The specs show 40 landowners in Kankakee County and 70 in Ford Count have entered into leases with Kelly Creek.
The project is expected to create between $2 - $3 million annually in new property tax revenues and lease income to local property owners.
Tri-Point School Superintendent Jeff Brian looks forward to the 24 turbines in the school district, producing over $400,000 in revenue for operations.