Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Login |  Register 
MSC News National Headlines Sports Top Headlines CBS US News CBS Technology
County approves wind energy moratorium

(KNZA)--The Brown County Commission has approved a resolution that implements a moratorium on commercial wind energy projects in the county for an 18-month period.

The Commission Thursday approved the resolution submitted by County Attorney Kevin Hill on a 2-1 vote. Commissioner Bill Pollock, who voiced concerns about the wording of the resolution, cast the lone dissenting vote.

Commission Chairman Lamar Shoemaker, in making the motion to approve the resolution, said he wanted to get something in place to safeguard the county. Commissioner Rich Lehmkuhl agreed the county needed to get the moratorium in place.

The resolution will take effect after its published in the official county newspaper.

Violation of the resolution would be a Class B misdemeanor punishable by fine of up to $1,000 a day.

The moratorium will allow time for a comprehensive plan to be developed to guide decisions on how to regulate the development of large-scale wind energy projects in the county.

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Multiple arrests in Hiawatha drug bust
Effingham man arrested following Atchison Co pursuit
Past sex crime holds one in Atchison County
More than $6M grant awarded to Holton company
Officials: KS deputy used Taser on child with autism
Friday bike crash leaves Atchison man injured
Woman killed in Washington, Co KS wreck
Reported handgun threat leaves Atchison man jailed
One stolen vehicle recovered, another sought
Charges filed in Jefferson Co shooting
One killed in Tuesday evening Pottawatomie Co crash
One injured in Richardson Co wreck
Charges filed in fatal Pott Co wreck
Arraignment set for woman charged in fatal Brown Co wreck
Two vehicle Atchison wreck requires hospital transport
Ongoing thefts investigated in Atchison Co
Jefferson Co wreck injures two
Gov. Kelly unveils Earhart statue in Atchison
Tribe request county allow Sunday beer sales
Deputy kick earns charge for accused thief

Click Here For All Stories

Elwood man charged in burglary at Elwood plant
Deputy kick earns charge for accused thief
New Hiawatha pet fees set
Grand Marshall's selected for Peru State Homecoming parade
New surgeon at hospital in Auburn
Tribe request county allow Sunday beer sales
Commission meets with potential city administrator candidate
One killed in Tuesday evening Pottawatomie Co crash
Three injured in NW Missouri wrecks
Listen: Hungary's President visits Atchison's BC
Click Here For All Stories

©2022 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
Powered by Radio Media Group