Category Archives: Ordinances

Ordinance Changes Approved by the Plan Commission – Feb. 20, 2014

Commissioner Phil Heron introduced changes in the ordinance proposed by the Plan Commission that reduced protections for sound and setbacks. Heron gutted the sound protections that would ensure that turbine noise could not be louder than ambient noise and failed to consult with a sound expert as he promised. Heron also failed to protect all county residences by requiring a minimum setback even if they sign a waiver. This means leaseholders would need to have in their own contract provisions to protect themselves or they have no protection.