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County drafts zoning code update

Wind, solar facility provisions included

DAVENPORT — The Lincoln County Planning Dept. is in the process of updating Title 17 of the county code to include provisions for alternative energy facility siting, like wind and solar projects. Such language is not presently included in the code.

The update comes during controversial wind turbine projects being developed utilizing mostly private, leased land in the Davenport, Reardan and Harrington areas by multiple alternative energy companies.

A new chapter, 17.14, would address commercial wind energy facility standards. According to the draft, turbines greater than 120 feet in height are...


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