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Rushcreek trustees seek input on wind issues

Special meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday

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Rushcreek Township resident Kathleen Kinney Davis, left, addresses Rushcreek Township Trustees regarding the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm proposal during the trustees’ Monday evening meeting. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Rushcreek Township Trustees asked for one week to gather more input before deciding whether or not they will pass a resolution stating their position on the proposed Scioto Ridge Wind Farm project.

A group of nearly 40 people, primarily opponents of EverPower Wind Holdings’ plan to erect up to 176 wind turbines in northern Logan and southern Hardin counties, turned out at the Monday evening trustees meeting to sway the board into issuing a resolution formally opposing the project.

There are only nine proposed wind turbines in the northwest corner of Rushcreek Township.

After nearly two hours of presentations from opponents and EverPower representative Jason Dagger, trustees said they would like a little more time to consider the issue.

While board president Rick Kennedy suggested a wait of at least two weeks until March 17, which would be the trustees’ next regularly scheduled meeting, some residents insisted that a decision needs to be made before that because the Ohio Power Siting Board is scheduled to hear the proposal at a meeting earlier in the day March 17 in Columbus.

“I think I can represent the other trustees fairly when I say I think we need some more time,” Mr. Kennedy said. “Up until tonight there has been very little feedback.

 

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