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Rushcreek Trustees say ‘no’ to wind

The Rushcreek Township Trustees became the latest in a string of political bodies to issue resolutions in opposition to the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm during a special meeting Tuesday evening.

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Former Rushcreek Township Trustee Steve Jacobs, standing at right, voices his opposition to wind turbine development in the township as current trustees, seated at front of room to his left, and a crowd of guests gather for a special meeting Monday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

The board listened to about an hour-and-a-half of testimony from residents opposed to the projects and EverPower Wind Holdings’ project manager Jason Dagger before voting unanimously to pass the resolution.

EverPower has proposed building a 300 megawatt development with up to 176 wind turbines, each nearly 500 feet tall, in northern Logan and southern Hardin counties.

The proposal, which currently rests in the hands of the Ohio Power Siting Board, has been hotly opposed in recent months by neighboring landowners who say inadequate setbacks, noise, shadow flicker, environmental concerns, declining property values and other factors are reasons why local officials should try to halt the development.

To date, the village of Belle Center and Richland, McDonald and Taylor Creek townships have issued similar resolutions in opposition to the project.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Bellefontaine Examiner.

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