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Floyd County Wind Ordinances Subject of Listening Post Monday Night (02.12)

Public input is being sought Monday (02.12) night by Floyd County officials regarding the construction of wind turbines.

Last August, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors heard from Invenergy and NextEra about two separate wind farms with over 150 wind turbines combined from Rudd and Floyd towards Marble Rock and Rockford. That prompted the County to work with NIACOG to update the County’s wind construction and battery storage ordinances.

During a joint meeting last month with Supervisors and the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission, William Dougherty, with MidAmerican Energy, said any wind farm needs buy-in from the County and the community.

While the new wind projects being proposed don’t involve MidAmerican, they own 50-plus wind turbines south of Charles City and recently added to their long history of wind farms.

Justin Foss with Alliant Energy also addressed the joint meeting, noting that there’s a reason companies want to build wind farms in Iowa.

Monday night’s joint “Listening Session,” co-hosted by the Board of Supervisors and the P&Z, will start at 6 pm at the Fossil and Prairie Center just west of Rockford.

The meeting is also available on Zoom:

Monday, February 12, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Fossil and Prairie Center, 1227 215th Street, Rockford, IA
Dial-In Conference: 1-641-257-6165; access code: 1129#
Zoom Meeting ID: 827 6806 7319 / Access Code: 1129


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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