New land use members meet

Wind building permit addressed

Gordon Woods
Posted 12/17/20

Wind building permit addressed

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New land use members meet

Wind building permit addressed


CLINTON — The newly-organized land use committee of the county board met on Monday via virtual meeting.  During public comment, area resident Joe Witte advised committee members about elements of the Alta Farms II wind project application as that project moves ahead.

“I thought I needed to point out a couple of concerns, particularly with the sound,” Witte said.

Witte said there were some points he felt county officials should address so, “we don’t issue a building permit incorrectly.” 

He said the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) requires sound levels produced by a wind energy project that can affect any portion of a residential area must comply with IPCB standards.

“In the building permit application, sound levels are measured at the residence and about 100 feet from those residences,” Witte said.  “So, the data on that building permit is not sufficient to confirm compliance with that (IPCB) regulation for where that sound measurement should be done.”

He also said the sound model submitted with the building permit assumes an area of “mixed ground.”

• Complete story in the Friday, 12/18 print edition of the Clinton Journal or right now in the Journal E-Edition for subscribers.