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Davison County Commission to consider wind farm proposal

A proposed $40 million wind farm between Mitchell and Mount Vernon could receive approval at Tuesday's regular Davison County Commission meeting. The county's five commissioners will discuss a proposal to bring 9 to 11 wind turbines to Beulah Tow...

A proposed $40 million wind farm between Mitchell and Mount Vernon could receive approval at Tuesday's regular Davison County Commission meeting.

The county's five commissioners will discuss a proposal to bring 9 to 11 wind turbines to Beulah Township, about 10 miles west of Mitchell, during its Board of Adjustment meeting starting at 9:15 a.m.

If approved, the 400-foot turbines would be built on the land of Brad and Peggy Greenway, but at least one neighbor has asked for more information about Juhl Energy, the company proposing the wind farm, and the potential impact on quality of life before the county moves forward with the approval.

In an interview with The Daily Republic last week, Vice President of Juhl Energy Development Corey Juhl said the company could break ground on the project as early as autumn of 2016 if approved.

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• 9 a.m.: Call meeting to order, conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, approve minutes and hear citizen input and board reports.

• 9:15 a.m.: Meet as the Board of Adjustment to discuss the proposed wind farm.

• 10:15 a.m.: Discuss the Davison County Jail shower project bid opening.

• 10:30 a.m.: Consider approval of three plats as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

• 10:45 a.m.: Discuss a bridge weight resolution.

• 11 a.m.: Hear miscellaneous motions brought to the board, approve bills, consider a raffle request and abatement and sign a directive with the Corsica-Stickney School District.

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